My name’s Jeb And I’ve got micro problems Hydroponic microgreens Only need watering once Day 7 – They grow rapidly And you don’t have to deal with this kind of stuff I’m still digging up here I’m getting rid of this grass I’m looking for earthworms The problem is Most folks that like microgreens Are not hydroponics fans Plus if they grow too long in just water They tend to go deficient This stuff would probably work But there’s got to be a more natural solution 20g castings no tea Earthworm castings Time to experiment Earthworm casting tea Ooh a glass container I need something that will block the light 10 percent bleach Only Water (Control) I’m weighing my water To make sure they all get the same amount 4 pounds=1.8 kg My scale needs some fancy calibration 10g Radish Seed One minute soak 0.3% hydrogen peroxide 20g premium aged earthworm castings 2 ounces=57 grams Covering these seeds up will Help get a consistent germination Day 1 Day 2 Uncle Stever from VermisTerra Without Tea – recommended against adding tea to unsprouted seeds With tea Day 3 The two containers on the right Received tea on day 1 Looks like I should have listened to Uncle Steve Day 4 Looks like these plants are ready to get some light I’m going to add some tea to a couple containers as well I guess I Don’t know how to draw a 4 It sure is nice Getting this old fluorescent fixture turned on again Day 5 I sorted these by how well they are growing 2oz (57g) tea (added on day 1) Water only (control) 2oz (57g) tea (added on day 4) 20g Castings 2oz (57g) tea (added on day 1) 20g castings no tea 20g castings 2oz (57g) tea (added on day 4) Day 6 Day 7 I’m noticing some real obvious differences in growth And smell Okay, yeah Aargh! That’s nasty! What about this one? Uhh Smells like earth Using tea like this is experimental So we can’t blame it for smelling the worst Back row has worm castings. Day 8 Day 9 VermisTerra voluntarily checks all it’s worm products for Bacterial contamination I’m going to rinse these ones off just to be sure Water only 16 grams harvest Spicy Worm castings 46g harvest So just adding worm castings almost tripled the harvest Plus all the stems are thicker and lusher than the water ones Worm castings early tea 38g Harvest Early tea 4g harvest Early tea reduced yield by 17 to 75 percent Late tea 19g harvest Late tea increased yield by 11 to 19 percent worm castings late tea 51g harvest So are you ready to grow your own hydroponic microgreens? Click the link in the video description for details on these worms castings Worm castings increased yield by 170 to 190 percent. Share with Friends!