Clover microgreens are the perfect addition to your microgreen garden. These delicious microgreens pair perfectly with almost any other microgreen you grow.
Clover microgreens are fast-growing and easy to grow. They have a fresh, mild flavor that has hints of sweetness when harvested at the proper time.
Clover microgreens offer a plethora of health benefits. It has been shown to help balance your hormones, which can reduce hot flashes, relieve PMS symptoms, and promotes prostate health. These healthy microgreens also reduce inflammation, act as a diuretic, and detoxifies the body.
Consuming clover microgreens can improve your bone health, improves your mental health, and improves skin health. They also reduce asthma attacks and improve liver health. Use clover microgreens to relieve upper respiratory illnesses, including the common cold, bronchitis, and sore throat.
Clover microgreens are filled with a number of vital nutrients including calcium, silicon, iron, potassium, and magnesium. They are also rich in B vitamins and vitamins A, C, E, and K. The antioxidants and anti-aging properties in clover microgreens promote your overall health and well-being.
The following table provides you with a quick overview of this amazing microgreen. Use this information to help you get started growing clover microgreens.
|Flavor||Clover microgreens have a sweet, mild flavor that pairs beautifully with other microgreens.|
|Pre-Soak (Yes/No)||No presoaking is needed.|
|Color||Clover microgreens have light green cotyledons on beautiful white stems.|
|Germination Time||The germination time for clover microgreens is a mere 1 to 2 days.|
|Harvest Time||Your clover microgreens will be ready for harvest between 8 and 12 days.|
|Green Thumb Level (1-5)||1 – Clover microgreens are simple to grow.|
With a short germination and harvest time, clover microgreens are easy to grow. These delectable microgreens are packed with nutrients and offer a host of health benefits. Finally, this microgreen pairs beautifully with a variety of microgreens and is a wonderful fresh addition to your salads, sandwiches, and side dishes.
Here are the most common questions concerning clover microgreens.
No, clover microgreens will not regrow once harvested.
Clover microgreens are fast growing. You can harvest a crop within 8 to 12 days from planting.
Clover microgreens are a great microgreen for beginner gardeners who want to explore the wonderful world of microgreen gardening. Follow our tried and true method for clover microgreens and you will be enjoying delicious clover microgreens in a little over a week.
One of the easiest ways to get started with microgreen gardening is to use a starter kit. Starter kits contain the components needed for growing microgreens, except for your microgreen seeds and any optional equipment you wish to purchase.
If you prefer to buy the individual pieces of equipment, you will need:
Clover can be grown using a variety of growing methods; however, we recommend using coconut coir as your growing medium. If you cannot find coconut coir, you can opt to use a seed starting soil.
Coconut Coir – Coconut Coir is a renewable growing medium that expands and retains water to help your microgreens grow.
Seed Starting Soil – Seed starting soil is fine grained soiled with added nutrients to help young plants thrive.
You will need two growing trays without holes and one growing tray with holes. We recommend purchasing 10 inch by 20 inch trays; however, there are many other sizes available, including 10 inch square growing trays.
Growing Tray with Holes – You will plant your clover microgreen seeds in a growing tray with holes.
Growing Trays Without Holes – You will use two growing trays without holes. One of the trays will be used as a humidity dome. The other one will be used to bottom water your clover microgreens.
A simple misting bottle helps you water your microgreens without disturbing their roots.
A grow light will help ensure that your microgreens will grow consistent and healthy.
A heating mat helps to keep the soil at the optimal temperature for germination.
A microgreen planting rack allows you to store your clover microgreens vertically.
Circulation fans increase airflow around your clover microgreens to minimize the risk of mold.
Red Clover Microgreen Seeds are fast-growing microgreens that are perfect for beginner gardeners. Harvest early for extra sweet microgreens.
Crimson Clover Microgreen Seeds are fast-growing delicious clover microgreens. The high germination rate and short growing times, make this a great microgreen for new gardeners.
Clover microgreens are super simple to grow when you follow our recommended growing method.
You will need two growing trays with no holes and one growing tray with holes to successfully grow clover microgreens. Fill the tray with holes up with your growing medium. Then, use one of the other trays to press down the soil, ensuring that it reaches all corners of the grow tray and is level.
The soil level should be slightly below the top edge of the grow tray. Add more soil and press down until your soil level is at the recommended depth.
Once you have filled your growing tray with growing medium, you will need to thoroughly moisten the soil. This can be done by placing the tray in a sink with an inch of cool water and allowing the soil to absorb the water from the bottom up. You can also spray the soil with your misting bottle and allow the soil to soak in the water. Repeat the misting process three to five times until your soil is adequately moist.
Once your soil is moistened, place the growing tray in one of the trays without holes. It is now time to plant your clover microgreen seeds.
You will need approximately one ounce of clover seeds for each 10 inch by 20 inch microgreen growing tray. Spread the seed evenly across the entire surface of the moistened soil.
Gently pat the seeds into the soil, and then cover the seeds with a fine layer of your growing medium. Spray the added soil with your misting bottle, taking care to avoid disturbing the newly planted seeds.
The germination process takes place in the dark. To help ensure a large harvest, you will need to cover your clover microgreen growing tray with another tray and place it in a cool, dark location for 1 to 2 days.
To help ensure your clover microgreens develop a good root system, invert the tray and place a brick or heavy stone on top of the growing tray. This will not harm your clover microgreen seeds. In fact, as the seeds germinate, they will push against the weight and begin lifting the tray upward.
Finally, place your microgreen tray in a dark location. We often recommend using an unused closet for the germination process. Leave your clover microgreens in the dark for a day or two and then check them to see if most of your seeds have sprouted.
Once your seeds have sprouted, it is time to remove the humidity dome and place your clover microgreens under your full spectrum grow lights. These grow lights ensure your clover microgreens grow upward and receive the light needed for proper photosynthesis.
Your grow lights should be hung approximately 12 inches above the tray. Make sure that the grow light extends across the length and width of your growing trays to prevent your clover microgreens from growing crooked or sideways. Your grow lights will remain on through the remainder of the growing process.
Circulation fans increase airflow across your microgreens to reduce the risk of mold and root rot. Place your fans so the air blows horizontally across the microgreens for best results.
Because the circulation fans will be continually running from germination to harvest time, it is important to keep an eye on the moisture level of your microgreens. If you notice that the soil is drying out, add about an inch of water to the bottom growing tray and allow the microgreens to draw the water upward into the soil. Remove any excess water from the tray after your soil has been allowed to soak for 30 minutes.
One of the most difficult things to learn is when the optimal time is to harvest your clover microgreens. The best way to do this is to taste your microgreens daily once they have grown a couple of inches tall, their cotyledons have opened, and it has been at least one week since planning your clover microgreens.
When your clover microgreens have developed optimal taste, withhold watering for 12 hours to help improve the texture of your clover microgreens. Additionally, withholding water right before harvest time increases the time your clover microgreens will stay fresh.
All you need to harvest clover microgreens is a sharp pair of scissors or a sharp knife. Gently grasp your clover microgreens and snip the microgreens slightly above soil level, taking care to avoid crushing your microgreens. Place your harvested microgreens on a clean plate or a paper towel while you harvest your grow tray of clover microgreens.
If you will be eating your microgreens immediately, dunk them in a cool water bath to remove any soil and allow them to dry on a clean paper towel. If you will be storing your microgreens, continue to the next step without washing your microgreens.
Storing clover microgreens is extremely easy. Wrap your freshly harvested microgreens between two clean paper towels and place them in an airtight storage container or a zip-top storage bag.
Place the clover microgreens in the refrigerator's crisper drawer. When properly harvested and stored, clover microgreens will last a week to ten days in the refrigerator.
When ready to use, simply wash them in cool water and allow them to dry before adding them to your favorite dish, soup, sandwich, or salad.
Clover microgreens are a sweet addition to your microgreen garden. These fast-growing microgreens are the perfect beginning microgreen for novice gardeners. Clover microgreens pair beautifully with other microgreens and can be added to your casseroles, side dishes, or salads.