1. Soak your bedding with water.
Keeping the bedding moist is crucial to seed germination and plant growth. However, too much water early can lead to seed root and delayed germination.
When Using Expandable Soil Disc
When Using Grow Mats (Seen below)
2. Spread your seeds on bedding.
Don't stress, it won't be perfect! The most important thing to do is avoid any clumps of seeds. As an added layer of protection, lightly spray your seeds and bedding with hydrogen peroxide.
Grow Tip: You can use a clean utensil to help spread your seeds or break up the seed clumps. If you plan on using your hands, make sure to wash and dry before.
3. Cover and store in a dark place.
Place your instruction card over the top of the grow tray. The darkness is essential to encouraging your greens to stretch. For the best results, place the tray in a dark area (like a cabinet) without any light.
Grow Tip: If you have a lid, you can place it over the tray as well. It's best to NOT press close. This will ensure some type of airflow. Make sure to check on your greens everyday.
4. Give your greens water and light.
Once your greens have reached a height of 2-3 inches, they will be ready for light! Place your container where it will receive the most light (ideally direct sunlight). Water your greens making sure to keep the bedding moist, but not soaked.
Grow Tip: The longer the stem of your greens, the easier it will be to harvest.
5. Harvest your greens.
We suggest you harvest your greens within 7-10 days after planting. You can harvest some each day (just a pinch goes a long way!) or all at once - it’s up to you! Use scissors to cut stems just above the soil, and wash them thoroughly before eating. Your greens will stay fresh in your refrigerator for several more days. You can find delicious recipes available at zeraleaf.co!