Grow Microgreens

Grow in your home!

Unlike sprouts, microgreens are vegetables or herbs that are grown in a shallow container of media (also known as seed-starting mix) by a sunny windowsill or under fluorescent lights. Microgreens are harvested when plants are small and immature, with just their first pair of leaves, called cotyledons. In this tender young stage, nutrients are concentrated, textures are delicate, and you can enjoy the essence of each flavor as an accent to your favorite dish.

To aid in your gardening and kitchen adventures, Botanical Interests has selected some of the most tasty and vigorous varieties:

  –  Microgreens Peas for Shoots Organic Heirloom Seeds

  –  Microgreens Red Winter Kale Heirloom Seeds

  –  Microgreens Savory Mix Seeds

  –  Microgreens Sunflower Organic Heirloom Seeds

  –  Microgreens Upland Cress Heirloom Seeds
Microgreens Mild Mix

  –  Microgreens Spicy Mix

Growing microgreens isn’t just practical; it’s also fun!

If you are repurposing a container, use a shallow one with drainage holes, such as a recycled plastic clamshell container, like those used for berries or cherry tomatoes in the grocery store. Make sure to first wash the container inwarm soapy water to remove debris and then sanitize in a 1:9 ratio of bleach to water for 30 minutes. When the containers have finished soaking, rinse them in clean water prior to use. Fill your container up to a half-inch from the rim with media. Make sure the soil stays moist, but not soggy. Watering by soaking the tray from below will prevent soil from splashing onto the plants. Frequently misting with a spray bottle will also help to achieve the right germinating conditions, but requires more attention. Most varieties are ready in 7-14 days when seedlings are 1-2 inches tall.
 

Growing microgreens isn’t just practical; it’s also fun! This winter, they will not only enhance the flavor of all your meals, but they will also give you that gardening “fix” when there’s two feet of snow outside. Liven up the dinner table by adding an interactive element. Think how fun it will be for kids or guests to snip their own microgreen freshness from the tray right onto their plates. Everyone will be saying, “Pass the microgreens, please!”
 
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