We wanted to see how our kit fared with other crops so we tried several ideas this week ... two of our new crops were sunflowers and chia. The most interesting side of this is that we had a bag or organic chia that we use for adding to our breakfasts, so we decided to try the seeds in our kit. You know the chia pets, we figured a chia field might be fun ... big FAIL !!!
The seeds straight out of the package that we have had in our cupboard germinated wonderfully. In fact, they were so dense that two bad things happened, 1) the mucous generated held too much water around the seeds 2) the excess water caused a mold problem which you can see that created dead spots ... Lesson learned ... we are still about 4 days away from harvest so we will see if the chia overcomes our errors ...
This second set of photos is of sunflower seeds ... they were amazing and are amazing ... look at the size and color of the microgreens so far. We are so anxious to see what these big fellas are going to look like when we harvest them ....
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