Today we received many questions about “Microgreens”, and yes, we do provide grow light to Microgreens business company, some of them even 2 people started their own business. I’ll explain what is “Microgreens”, how it works and how they earn $10,000 a month?
1. What Is “Microgreens”?
Microgreens are a vegetable green, but it’s smaller than “baby greens,” and harvest later than sprouts. Microgreens can provide a variety of leaf flavors, such as sweet and spicy.
They are also known for their various colors and textures. Among upscale markets, they are now considered a specialty genre of greens that are good for garnishing salads, soups, plates, and sandwiches.
Edible young greens and grains are produced from various kinds of vegetables, herbs and other plants. They range in size from 1 to 3 inches (2.5 to 7.6 cm), including the stem and leaves.
A microgreen has a single central stem which has been cut just above the soil line during harvesting. It has fully developed cotyledon leaves and usually has one pair of very small, partially developed true leaves. The average crop-time for most microgreens is 10-14 days from seedling to harvest.
2. How does it work?
When they decide to start a microgreens business, they spend 40 hours per week to deal with the plant seedling, harvest, packaging, contact chef or restaurant and delivery. The couple also has a daughter and have to send her to school every morning.
So they contact clients on Monday, and cut the plant on Tuesday morning, then send their daughter to school before 9:00. After all this, the lady starts to delivery to their neighbors and other local clients, the man delivery to a restaurant in town, this gonna take 2-3 hours.
Then clean the farm(basement) on Tuesday afternoon and plant new seed. So Tuesday is a big day. Wednesday doing their full-time job, and Wednesday night, they soak everything for Thursday morning, plant does basically prepping the farm, Wednesday night and Thursday morning’s mainly planting trees. And the rest week they do their full-time job until the plant’s ready to harvest on Sunday.
3. How They Earn $10,000 A Month?
Too full of the best will be Instagram, so at microgreens. Instagram is our main once, then they do blog news on the farm, and goes under a Facebook which is obviously just out of the main job as well.
Those are the best ways to kind of track a farm.
See they’re doing, they put out, like a nutritional valuation. But the biggest thing is really focusing on the microgreens and how they are coming to the community.
And you have the pictures, and getting some unique microgreens are not just the typical pea shoots, sunflower, you want to bring stuff to the market that people have heard about they see, but at the same time, it’s they’re really easy and approachable to grow.
And then, they offer a great new market for bringing you chefs to restaurants, to retailers that unique flavors, something like spicy they can choose this.
It does not have to be just a regular, it can be mustards and radishes and really different varietals. So that’s what they really do through Instagram is to kind of bring both unique aspects and you always show pictures of the farm, always posting every day.
Different aspects of different ways to grow our lights or trays, again to bring this to the average farm that’s all it is here. If you’re an average farm, you love what you do, you like growing and keep it simple. That’s it.