Saturday, December 7, 2019

Using Microgreens

OK don't get too hungry. All of the pictures below are using Radish.



Greenhouse Food Round Rock Texas
PASTA BELLA - cavatappi pasta in a pesto wine sauce with grilled chicken, heirloom tomatoes, roasted corn, purple cabbage, and micro greens!

























My Wife's Layered Salad - Oh My!



Order me two of these please!


Crudo - Fish
Crudo Definition -  The word, which means raw in Italian and Spanish, refers to the preparation of slicing fish thinly which may be drizzled in olive oil, citrus juice, salt and many other things.



Fish Soup - See Radish does well on hot food - Picture from Salt Traders in Round Rock Texas.


Greenhouse Food Round Rock Texas - Taco Tuesdays Special

All the pictures above are just a start of my collection and just feature Radish. Ill do other blogs on more pictures using the many different microgreens we grow and provide to our customers.

Cheers
Dennis

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The author of this blogs sells a book on growing and selling microgreens. If you purchase this book and can email me proof, I will spend the time with you in evaluating your location via a phone call (30 min max) and three emails after you get started. I am also available for consulting.

If you purchase my book at this URL, then email me at cutmicrogreens@gmail.com with proof and I will set up your free call.

The book is called: Making Thousands a Month Growing and Selling Microgreens

Friday, December 6, 2019

Hot Plated Microgreens


Well in the upscale food world it is all about looks and presentation. But its not just all about looks as taste is important as well. I have a tip to those who grow microgreens for restaurants. Here is the tip:


Not all microgreens will survive a hot plate of food. They will just die on the plate and become a pile of mush. This is a big complaint from many of my customers, so here is what I offer for those really hot plates of food.

The answer is radish.  Most radish will work, but the ones I use are Daikon for their green leafs and white stems. China Rose and Triton for their pink stems and thick leafs. Rambo for their purple color. You can offer them individually or as a mix. In-fact a mix of these three microgreens is one of my best sellers and that's an additional tip.

I call the mix "A Spicy Radish Mix"

Here are some pictures of the above radish:

Below is Daikon Radish



Below is Rambo Radish













Below is Triton Radish





















In my next Blog I will be showing you some of the examples of microgreens being used by some chefs who appreciate how their food looks. So come back in a few days and Ill have a new blog.
Cheers
Dennis

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The author of this blogs sells a book on growing and selling microgreens. If you purchase this book and can email me proof, I will spend the time with you in evaluating your location via a phone call (30 min max) and three emails after you get started. I am also available for consulting.

If you purchase my book at this URL, then email me at cutmicrogreens@gmail.com with proof and I will set up your free call.

The book is called: Making Thousands a Month Growing and Selling Microgreens




Thursday, December 5, 2019

The Money Part of Microgreen Growing.

If you are considering looking into this business as a way to make money as a business or as a small part time business, then that is what I will be covering in this blog.

First of all, I have done both. My first microgreens business was just an idea at the start. I spent a considerable amount of time just growing and killing them until I got really good at growing successfully. At first they were for my dinner table and my family that lives on the farm with me. It was fun and I learned a lot. I am sure that you have read all the internet hype about making $10,000 a month growing and selling microgreens. While that is possible, so is making $1,000,000 a month. Possible but probably not in the realm of possibilities. So what I am writing about in this blog is completely the absolute truth and what is actually possible. 

The first thing you must discover is whether this is something you want and would enjoy doing. Also you can't live in a city with a population of 20,000 and expect to be a microgreens millionaire! So my suggestion is that if you live in or are close to a really large large city ( a million or more population) that you first learn how to grow these tiny little baby plants. Obviously if you can't grow them, then you can't sell them. 

The author of this blogs sells a book on growing and selling microgreens. If you purchase this book and can email me proof, I will spend the time to evaluate you and your location via a phone call (30 min max) and three emails after you get started. I am also available for consulting. Here are some of the things you will need to consider. The following (see below) is from the table of content in my book:

To be truthful, My book starts out trying to discourage you from getting into this business. While I will not try to run you off, I will be very brutal about the possibilities of your success. Honesty is always the best in any field, and micogreens are one of those fields. Microgreens are not a get rich business. It will take planning, sales and attention to detail and hard work to succeed. 

So is there money available in the microgreen business? yes there is. How much? It is very possible in the right area with the correct circumstances (covered in the book) to make $100,000 a year gross or more. If you are looking to just supplement things with a little cash, $400 to $500 a week is possible. 

From My Book:
  • Reasons not to start a Microgreens Business
  • What are Microgreens?
  • What's so special about microgreens?
  • Location  Location Location
  • Location
  • Farmers Markets
  • Limitations
  • Looking at your limitations
  • Money
  • What is Due Diligence?
  • Selling Microgreens
  • Vision Statement
  • Equipment and Seed
  • Equipment
  • Seed, Seeds, millions of them
  • Growing and Harvesting Microgreens
  • Media
  • Planting
  • Environment
  • Edible Flowers
  • My Favorite Microgreens
  • Vertical Growing
  • Grow Lights
  • Examples of using microgreens
  • Microgreen Sampler
  • Live Microgreens. Below are some examples
  • Working with a chef and the restaurant manager
  • What do I charge?
  • What will my business look like?
  • Price sheet, Business Cards, Labels and Barcodes
  • Price Sheet
  • Your Business Card
  • Labels and Bar-codes
  • Invoices
  • Things covered in this chapter are:
  • Company Name
  • Bank Accounts
  • Taxes
  • Other ways of making $$
  • As an ending sentence or two:
  • Extra for those who just want to grow for their family
Thanks for reading my 2nd. blog post. There will be many more about growing microgreens. Things like seed selection, growing, grow lights and all the many things involved in this business.

Cheers
Dennis

If you purchase my book at this URL, then email me at cutmicrogreens@gmail.com with proof and I will set up your free call.

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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Welcome

Welcome to the first blog on the Microgreen Mike Blog. Hopefully you will enjoy the blog and come back every day or so in my quest for the best tasting and looking microgreens around. First off, I must admit that my name is not Mike, and it is named after a friend of mine that has an obsession about microgreens like I do. Its a sort of tribute to his never ending quest for the perfect microgreens.

My Name is Dennis, and I have been growing microgreens commercially for the past 5 years, and before that I was into hydroponics, Greenhouse growing and growing in the soil. I still am into the hydro thing as well as using my large 30 x 90 ft greenhouse to grow. Its all about a business, but the really fun part is the growing of food especially microgreens.

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The first question I always get is "is there any money to be made selling Microgreens"?

The answer to that is yes. - but see the buts below.
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But and its a large but, you have to be good at it and there must be a demand. So while selling paperclips may be a business and you may know every thing in the world about them, how big will the demand be? Its the same with microgreens. You need some place that needs and uses them. This could be a weekly delivery service to people who see the quality and nutrition in microgreens to people in farmers markets and lastly the larger upscale restaurants where quality and looks of their plated food is important.

So that is what this blog will all be about. It will cover seeds, ways to grow, problems and money making ideas.

One additional thing. You may just be interested in growing your own just for health reasons which I consider a great idea as I eat these tiny little delicious things in my own kitchen.

Please be aware of the following:

Yes my native language us English, but please be advised I never learned to spell very well (spell checkers are great) so please either ignore or excuse my use of the English language at times. I try real hard not to be too abusive!

Cheers
Dennis.


So if you are interested in:

  • Growing Microgreens
  • Starting a business selling Microgreens
  • Educating your self on Microgreens 
  • or are just curious


Then Come back to my blog

Thanks and best of everything
Dennis