This month, we report on the new Microgreens + Regrow sets from Plastia CZ.
Re-Grow Sets for Year-Round Microgreens!
Microgreens are small plants that contain a large amount of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, especially vitamin C, D, E. They can be grown all year-round at home.
Plastia CZ have produced a 'Microgreens' set of mini planters which are ideal for this 'growing' consumer trend. These include avocado/onion bowls as part of this new product range for 2022/23.
From Seeds to Avocados!
In effect, Plastia offer their 'Microgreens' as a product for growing seeds in, coupled with their Re-Grow product for 'growing on' vegetables etc.
Sow to Harvest in Days!
The growth rate of plants from sowing to harvest is within a few days, depending on the type of seeds. At this stage of growth, the plant makes do with its own nutrients, water and light.
For sustainable cultivation of microgreens, Plastia recommend using seeds in organic quality or seeds intended for this procedure. This represents plant regeneration, such as the growth of new crops, and can be further used for cooking.
For the cultivation in the form of re-grow to work, it is necessary to have a sufficiently large stem of the rest of the vegetables – about 2-5 cm depending on the type of vegetable.
The section of the vegetable that the consumer wants to use for growing should be straight. This is so it can be well immersed in water, where it will let go of its roots and, thanks to the supplied moisture, it will begin to grow again.
The choice of vegetables which are suitable for regrowing include root vegetables - carrots, parsley, celery, fennel, spring onion, cooking onion, garlic, leek and radishes.
Source of Nutrients
By using the property of plant regeneration, we use the substrate as a source of nutrients for the plants that can be grown from seeds. For better growth, it is recommended to pre-soak the seeds. The soaking time depends on the type of seeds used.
The plant takes water from a potassium hydrogel or from a nonwoven textile Perlan included to a starting pack.