How To Grow Your Own MicroGreens.

A Simple and Easy Way to Healthy Eating.

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Microgreens are the most wonderful salad vegetables you can have. They are literally packed with more vital nutrients than mature salad plants. In fact, as much as 40 times more nutritious.

These tiny plants really pack a punch when it comes to healthy eating and they are so easy to grow and use.

Microgreens are the young seedlings of vegetables and herbs and they can be grown in 5 - 10 days depending on the time of year. They are around 1 - 3 inches long and can be different colors which make them look really great on the plate.

So, how to grow microgreens.

You will need:

  • A seed tray with drainage holes.
  • Something as a cover.
  • Good seed mix soil.
  • Water.
  • Microgreen seeds (I get the seeds then mix them altogether).

Put the soil into the seed tray. (The inside of mine measures approx 12" x 17")

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Sprinkle the seeds on top of the soil. (I use a good handful).  Don't cover with any extra soil.

Use a watering can and water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place a cover on top of the tray. (I use a piece of polystyrene)

Place the tray in a warm spot under cover e.g. a covered deck.

Walk away.

 

Check the seeds each day and add more water, you don't want the soil to dry out.

 

 

 

 

 

Once the seeds have germinated and the little plants are showing through, take the cover off and let them get some sunshine.

Keep them watered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It will depend on where you live and what the air temperature is as to how quickly they will grow. Mid winter can take up to 14 days, however, they are usually ready around day 7 or 8.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you are ready to harvest them. Simply snip them off near the base and pop them into a large plastic bag. Store in the fridge.

 

 

 

 

 

Then all you have to do is put a small handful on the plate and add other salad vegetables, herbs or edible flowers.

 

I don't wash them, but I do make sure when I harvest that no dirt gets into the bag.

 

 

 

 

 

So that's it, the easy how to grow your own microgreens without any fuss or bother. These are so brilliant that I no longer grow lettuce in my veggie garden leaving room for much prettier things like edible flowers.

To get seeds, generally you have to buy online for them. So here's a list of places where you can start.

USA:              Burpee Microgreens  put "microgreens" into the search bar at top of their site.

Canada:         JohnnySeeds Microgreens 

Britain:           Marshals Seeds Microgreens 

New Zealand:  King Seeds Microgreens 

Australia:       Green Harvest Microgreens

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