I am intimidated no more. Growing micro-greens was super easy. Although I did make a mistake in that I did not plant enough seeds and got a pretty sparse first crop. Yes, they were delicious but there was only enough for one serving, and that just will not do! So, I have made changes to my set up and am ready to plant a more abundant crop!
So, what are micro-greens and why would you want to grow/eat them?
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture "micro-greens" is a marketing term referring to tiny, edible greens grown from the seeds of vegetables and herbs. They’re smaller than baby greens and bigger than sprouts. (I do sprout regularly and those are wonderful too) Micro-greens flavor is much more intense than that of mature greens. You can add them to salads or use them to garnish soups and sandwiches.
I love to put them on top of eggs or on top of my favorite breakfast, avocado toast~ yum!
Micro-greens are nutrition powerhouses too! A study from the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) found that, at equal weights, almost all of the tiny greens contained about five times more nutrients than found in the mature leaves of the same plants.
These little plants grow quickly in a sunny window at home or under a grow light. Mine sprouted in days and were ready for "harvest" at 7 days! wow!! Talk about nearly instant gratification!! They do not last long so be ready to eat them within a few days. You can purchase micro-green kits or you can easily make your own set up and grow the seeds you enjoy the most. I really enjoy radish micro-greens which have a great spicy flavor. Give it a shot and let me know how it goes. Discover the inner farmer in you and get healthy growing your own organic crop of micro-greens.