How To Grow Clover Microgreens

<a href=''>Jon Smith</a>Jon Smith
June 17, 2021

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.

Clover Microgreen Profile

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the most common questions concerning clover microgreens.

Do Clover Microgreens Regrow After Harvesting?

No, clover microgreens will not regrow once harvested.

How Fast Do Clover Microgreens Grow?

Clover microgreens are fast growing. You can harvest a crop within 8 to 12 days from planting.

Equipment Needed to Grow Clover Microgreens

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.

Clover Microgreens Starter Kits

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.

Specific Equipment Needed for Clover Microgreens

If you prefer to buy the individual pieces of equipment, you will need:

Clover Microgreens Growing Medium

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.

MOTHER EARTH Coco Plus Perlite Mix - For Indoor and Outdoor Container Gardens, Provides Strong Aeration & Drainage, 70% Coconut Coir, Resists Compaction, 50 Liter
  • Mother Earth Coco + Perlite is a great alternative to potting soil as it enables gardeners to aggressively feed and not worry about over-watering
  • Use Mother Earth Coco + Perlite with indoor and outdoor container gardens
  • Achieve better aeration and drainage with a mix that incorporates 70% of the finest coconut coir and 30% perlite
  • Plant directly in Mother Earth Coco + Perlite
  • Coconut coir resists compaction and last longer in a container (vs traditional growing media)

Seed Starting Soil – Seed starting soil is fine grained soiled with added nutrients to help young plants thrive.

FoxFarm Ocean Forest FX14000-1.5 Cubic Foot Organic Potting Soil (2 Pack)
  • SIZE: 38.6 quarts of FoxFarm Ocean Forest Potting Soil for your hungry plants
  • APPLICATION: Ultimate potting soil that has everything your plants need in one bag
  • CONTENTS: Blend of earthworm castings, bat guano, sea-going fish & crab meal, forest humus, moss & more
  • PH LEVELS: Ocean Forest is pH adjusted at 6.3 to 6.8 to allow for optimum fertilizer uptake
  • BENEFITS: Encourages strong branching and a sturdy, healthy growth habit and is ideal for containerized plantings

Clover Microgreens Growing Trays

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.

10 Plant Growing Trays (with Drain Holes) - 20" x 10" - Perfect Garden Seed Starter Grow Trays: for Seedlings, Indoor Gardening, Growing Microgreens, Wheatgrass & More - Soil or Hydroponic
  • Quantity 10 - Durable Plastic - WITH Drain Holes
  • Perfect for hydroponic growing and seed starting
  • Approx: 21" by 11" (top measurement). 20" by 10" bottom of tray - See product description below for precise measurments
  • Accomodates 20" x 10" Sure to Grow Hydroponic Grow Pads and Micro-Mats Perfectly
  • Reusable - Great for Greenhouse, Seedlings, wheatgrass, microgreens and more.

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.

10 Plant Growing Trays (No Drain Holes) - 20" x 10" - Perfect Garden Seed Starter Grow Trays: for Seedlings, Indoor Gardening, Growing Microgreens, Wheatgrass & More - Soil or Hydroponic
  • Quantity 10 - Durable Plastic - NO Drain Holes
  • Perfect for use as a drip tray, hydroponic growing and seed starting
  • Approx: 21" by 11" (top measurement). 20" by 10" bottom of tray - See product description below for precise measurments
  • Accomodates 20" x 10" Sure to Grow Hydroponic Grow Pads and Micro-Mats Perfectly
  • Reusable - Great for Greenhouse, Seedlings, wheatgrass, microgreens and more.

Clover Microgreens Misting Bottle

A simple misting bottle helps you water your microgreens without disturbing their roots.

GETTON 2.0L Garden Sprayer, Hand-held Pressure Pump Sprayer Plant Mister Spray Bottle with Adjustable Nozzle and Detachable Wand for Indoor Outdoor Household Cleaning Garden Lawn Watering
  • 【Safe Pressure Valve】The garden spraying bottle equipped with a safety pressure release valve, which allows you to control the pressure of water and automatically releases the excess pressure. The pump holds a good amount of pressure while offers a place reducing fatigue while operating the equipment.
  • 【Adjustable Nozzle】The premium adjustable nozzle of this garden sprayer can be easily adjusted the intensity of the water from direct injection to fine mist spray as desired. Greater even coverage for a better performance.
  • 【Durable & Easy to Clean】The pump sprayer is manufactured from PP material for excellent durability. 2L Translucent water tank can clearly show the liquid level inside so you can add more in time. It is also convenient for cleaning.
  • 【Wide Application】This universal pressure sprayer can accommodate your daily cleaning and watering needs both indoors and outdoors . Ideal for household cleaning, watering plants and flowers, misting veggies, pet bathing, and moisturizing flowers.
  • 【Ergonomic Handle】The pump pressure sprayer comes with an ergonomic 4-finger handle that is non-slip for effortless use and convenient to be carried anywhere. A removable long wand is good to help spray more spaces or hard-to-reach places.

Clover Microgreens Grow Light

A grow light will help ensure that your microgreens will grow consistent and healthy.

Barrina LED Grow Light, 144W( 6 x 24W, 800W Equivalent), 2ft T8, Full Spectrum, High Output, Linkable Design, T8 Integrated Bulb+Fixture, Plant Lights for Indoor Plants, 6-Pack
  • Full Spectrum - Barrina grow light is a great option for plants that in seedling, vegetative and flowering cycle. It provides light that plants need, especially blue and red light
  • Integrated Plant Light Chips- Compare with the lamp consisting of only "blue chips" + "red chips", integrated plant light chips have more efficiency and better color layout
  • Super Bright - Consume only 144W with 576 LEDS totally, replacing 800W general plant lights. These grow light provid a higher PPFD
  • Easy Installation - Plug and play. And could link up to 6 grow lights in a series by 48 inches connecting cords. Also, you could mount to ceiling or hang up for shelf. Saving your installation cost and time
  • Quality Assurance - 2-year unlimited warranty, easy and fast replacement is offered if any quality issue

(Optional) Clover Microgreens Heating Mat

A heating mat helps to keep the soil at the optimal temperature for germination.

HYDGOOHO Waterproof Seedling Heat Mat for Seed Starting Propagation and Increase Germination Success 10 Inch x 20.75 Inch MET Safety Standard Certified
  • Makes a differeance in germination time, leafy greens in about 2 days and tomatoes 3-4 days for sprouts.
  • Try to use the seedling heat mat and heat mat thermostat to heat water in the seed container to increase humidity in your grow tent.
  • Using to keep a batch of fermenting beer wort at 72F is also available
  • Great affordable heating solution to starting plants from seed.
  • If you’re doing home gardening for your seasonings, go find this seedling heat mat sets.

(Optional) Clover Microgreens Planting Rack

A microgreen planting rack allows you to store your clover microgreens vertically.

Storage Shelves 2100Lbs Capacity, 6-Shelf on Casters 48" L×18" W×82" H Wire Shelving Unit Adjustable Layer Metal Rack Strong Steel for Restaurant Garage Pantry Kitchen,Black
  • IMPRESSIVE STORAGE CAPACITY - With six tiers of shelving, this unit boasts an enormous amount of space and shelving. It’s able to provide a great deal of additional storage without taking up too much space itself.
  • STURDY AND DURABLE - Constructed from heavy-duty steel wire, this shelf is durable and resistant to dirt buildup and corrosion. Each shelf has a capacity of up to 220 lbs when properly assembled, with a maximum weight capacity of 500 lbs total.
  • ADJUSTABILITY - You can adjust the height of the storage shelves in one-inch increments, creating a customized unit best suited for your specific storage needs.
  • MULTIFUNCTIONALITY - This metal shelving unit can be used virtually anywhere, in the kitchen, the bathroom, the garage, outdoor shed, and more. It’s perfect for storing tools, clothes, books, and whatever else is taking up space in your home or office. Equipped with wheels, you can transport this unit smoothly and efficiently room to room.
  • FAST, EASY ASSEMBLY: The shelving unit comes packaged ready to assemble, and doesn’t require any tools for installation. In just 15 minutes, your unit can be installed and ready to save space.

(Optional) Clover Microgreens Circulation Fans

Circulation fans increase airflow around your clover microgreens to minimize the risk of mold.

Active Air HORF6 6-Inch Clip-On 360-Degree 5W Brushless Motor Hydroponic Grow Fan with Spring-Loaded Plastic Clip for Gardens, Black, 2 Pack
  • LONG LASTING: Fan features a 5W brushless motor that lasts longer and can be hooked up to fan speed controllers; Features a smooth and quiet operation (2 Pack)
  • CLIP-ON DESIGN: Clip-on portable fan is convenient and effective for small spaces; Can be used to help grow healthy plants or for cooling, in your garden, flood tables for airflow under foliage, small spaces, or on your office desk with a spring-loaded plastic clip that won't mar surfaces
  • AIR-FLOW: With the 6-inch adjustable-angle head that rotates 360 degrees you can direct airflow where you need it and it can also be wall-mounted to free up space
  • DURABLE: The cooling fan features 3 durable plastic blades and the easily-removable safety grills make cleaning a breeze; The motor outlasts traditional fans that use oil to lubricate rotation
  • SPECIFICATIONS: The product has a 6-foot power cord and is powered by DC 5V/5W making it energy efficient; Weight: 1 pound; Dimensions of (L x W x H): 6 x 8 x 8 inches; Quantity: 2

Clover Microgreen Seed Options

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.

Step by Step Growing Guide for Clover Microgreens

Clover microgreens are super simple to grow when you follow our recommended growing method.

Step 1 Prepare Your Clover Microgreen Growing Trays

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.

Step 2 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.

Step 3 Understand the Germination Process

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.

Step 4 Place Your Microgreens Under Grow Lights

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.

Step 5 Turn on Your Circulation Fans

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.

Step 6 Know When to Harvest Clover Microgreens

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.

Harvesting Clover Microgreens

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

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.

Final Thoughts

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.

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About The Author
I have been growing microgreens for myself and others for quite some time now and I absolutely love the process.

Even more I love spreading awareness of an amazing crop that has so many nutritional benefits for our bodies which improve our overall health and wellbeing.

Jon Smith

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