1. Plants need inputs to grow
2. Growing plants without soil
Week 3 - The environment has an effect on all living things
Week 4 - Chemical and Physical reactions
Week 5 - Introduction to Light
6. Energy
7. Growing Peas
8. Heat and Energy
9. Corn

The tasty part

You get to eat this investigation.

Follow the steps below to harvest your microgreens:

  1. Using scissors or your fingers cut/pinch the greens off about an inch above the soil.
  2. Rinse off any residue from the growing media.
  3. Give them a taste.

Make observations about the taste and record them in your journal.

If your plants did not grow well, write down in your journal anything you can think of that may have affected its growth.

Clean Up

Once you have harvested all your greens you will need to clean up your equipment. Clean equipment will be important to set you up for success in the coming experiments. Dirty equipment leads to contaminated data.

Follow these steps any time you have a harvested or a failed crop.
– Cut off all stems as close to the root line as you can. Discard any uneaten plants.
– Dump all media and root matter into your Grow Bag. This will dry out and be reused when you start your a new Grow Bag.
– Wash all equipment with hot soapy water.
– Dry thoroughly.

  • If your grow bag is currently full of growing plants you can save this media in a paper or plastic bag to be added later.