How To Grow Tasty And Nutritious Microgreens

How To Grow Tasty And Nutritious Microgreens

Growing microgreens is probably the best way of providing a constant supply of fresh green herbs and vegetables. Just in case you have not heard of them before microgreens are miniature leafy vegetables and herbs which are harvested when they have grown a couple of inches tall. Even at this early stage the plants are packed with nutritional value. And they are easy to grow as you will learn from this article which I found on the Balcony Garden Web site.

What are Microgreens

Microgreens are leafy greens, vegetables, and herbs that are harvested young when they are an inch or two. They are nutritious and can be picked quickly. You can also let a few of these baby plants grow to harvest them at a mature age.

Choosing Containers

Shallow trays, bowls, seed pots or if you have something else in your home that you want to reuse as a pot. A pot you use must be 3 inches deep and as wide as possible. 3 inches deep pots or more will allow you to keep your micro greens in case if you want to save some seedlings for transplant.

Best Microgreens to Grow

Leafy greens, herbs, edible flowers, vegetables, there are so many options to try. But the best microgreens are those with intense flavor.


Read the instructions given on seed packets before sowing them as planting depth varies.?Fill the pots with moistened?soilless growing medium and scatter the tiny seeds over them. Cover the seeds with a thin layer (1/8 inch) of soil. After that water gently in a way that seeds may not dislocate.
We suggest using a separate pot for each microgreen crop, also, label it to identify what is what.

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