Second only to sprouts, microgreens are the quickest food crop we urban gardeners can grow! If you have limited time, space or gardening skills let me introduce you to growing microgreens. You can learn how to grow microgreens – tasty, nutrient-dense ‘fast food’ – in just a few easy steps.
What are Microgreens?
With sprouts, you eat the fully germinated seed. I think of sprouts as the ‘babies’ of the plant world. A seed that bursts open with the first root and shoot(s). Whereas sprouts are seeds that germinate by being soaked and rinsed in water, microgreens are grown in seed raising media. Their roots have direct contact with a growing medium and they photosynthesize with the aid of grow lights or sunlight after germination, producing chlorophyll.
During seed germination, the cotyledon(s) or seed leave(s) emerge from the soil first. [A cotyledon is part of the embryo within the seed of the plant.] Through photosynthesis, the cotyledon(s) provide initial food to give the plants a burst of energy for the true leaves to develop.
Microgreens are the next stage in a plant’s development, kind of like the ‘toddlers’ of the plant world. Microgreens can be harvested when the germinated seeds have developed tiny roots and at least their first true leaves. They have similar health benefits to sprouts, but greater nutritional value.
So you can add minerals to the seed raising mix to boost the nutrient value and flavour. These young seedlings are harvested smaller than baby salad leaves.
“These tender baby-greens are biogenic food at its best; biogenic meaning ‘life generating’, food by the capacity of their life-force, to generate ‘life-force’ for us.” – Isabell Shipard, How Can I Grow & Use Sprouts as a Living Food?
Introduction to Growing Microgreens
In this video, I give you a brief introduction to microgreens with a Tips Summary at the end. Dig in!
11 Benefits of Growing Microgreens
- 1. Quick to grow: from ‘seed to feed’ in just 1-3 weeks depending on which variety you choose.
- 2. You can grow an incredible number of plants in a tiny area = high yield to space ratio.
- 3. Minimal cost, time and effort required for a ‘fast food’ healthy harvest of organic greens.
- 4. Perfect solution for urban living and people with no room or time for a garden.
- 5. Simple requirements. You just need access to good light (e.g. a well-lit bench indoors), a tray/suitable shallow container, water and a growing medium.
- 6. Suitable for all climates. Produce fresh living greens for salads, sandwiches, soups and garnishes in the heat of summer or cold of winter. In our subtropical summer, microgreens are a solution to salad ingredients when lettuces, rocket/arugula and spinach crops tend to bolt to seed in the heat.
- 7. Indoor edible garden. You can grow microgreens indoors on a sunny windowsill or kitchen bench. They are also suited to a mini greenhouse, or outdoors on your balcony, covered porch or shade house with no need for a garden.
- 8. Nutrient-dense food. Microgreens contain digestible vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that provide a wide variety of nutritional health benefits. They are packed with flavour, colour, texture, living enzymes and nutrients.
Health Benefits of Microgreens
- 9. No loss of nutrient value. When you harvest your microgreens just before serving, this maximizes nutrients.
- 10. Variety of flavours/textures. Microgreens have a delicate crunchy texture and can be used as garnishes to add flavour and colour.
- 11. Fantastic value. Many varieties will regrow and produce several harvests.
Which Microgreens Seeds can you Grow?
Some common varieties include amaranth, basil, beets, broccoli, cabbage, celery, chard, chervil, coriander/cilantro, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, mustard, parsley, peas, radish, rocket/arugula, spinach, and sorrel. However, you are certainly not limited to these!
Flavours range from mild to quite intense depending on the variety. They are a great way to add nutrients to your diet if you prefer young and tender shoots instead of mature vegetables or herbs! I prefer to eat fresh microgreens raw because of their delicate nature and sensitive nutrients.
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IMPORTANT! Not all seeds however, are safe to use for microgreens. I only use certified organic or untreated seed. Commercial seeds are often chemically treated with fungicides and pesticides to prevent mould or insects and animals eating them during storage. You likely want to avoid eating any food grown from seed that contains harmful chemicals.
How to Grow Microgreens – 4 Step Guide
Microgreens are grown quickly from seeds in good light with adequate moisture. They are usually sown in a soil medium or substitute and harvested before they reach full size. Each seed needs enough ‘personal space’ to grow.
You simply snip the microgreens off at soil level after the first two ‘true’ leaves of the plant emerge from the cotyledon (the embryonic leaf/leaves inside the seed).
- Certified organic/fungicide free seeds
- Spray bottle
- Seaweed solution
- Seed raising mix growing medium
- Paper towel/chux cloth to line tray
- Plant label or pen to mark date and variety
How to Grow Microgreens Instructions
STEP 1. Prepare your Seeds
To help your seeds germinate quickly, pre-soak larger seeds (e.g. mung beans, wheat, peas, beetroot and sunflowers) in warm water for a few hours or overnight.
For small seeds, you don’t need to bother with this step!
STEP 2. Prepare container and seed raising mix
If using a tray, lay some moistened paper towel or chux cloth on the bottom to stop the mix falling through. Fill your container about 3/4 full of moist growing medium about 2-3cm (1 in) deep.
I make my own home made seed raising mixes because they contain key ingredients to boost seed germination. Once seeds sprout, the ingredients I use in my own seed raising mix provides additional nutrition to grow healthy microgreen leaves and minerals to boost health. That way, I know I’m eating the most nutrient-dense food possible.
I share 5 easy organic seed raising mix recipes in my How to Make Potting Mix at Home Guide. Far cheaper to make than buy and you know what’s in it! No chemical ingredients.
TIP: The seed raising mix in your tray should feel like a moist sponge – not too dry or wet!
You could also use a certified organic seed raising mix (look for a suitable logo).
Spread the seed raising mix out evenly. I use a paddle pop stick or ruler so there is a nice even surface.
STEP 3. Sow your seeds
Generously sprinkle your seeds over the mix and press in lightly. Optional: For small seeds you can also evenly spread a thin layer of seed raising mix or sieved compost (about 0.5 cm or 1/5 in) over the top so they are all covered.
- Lightly water by misting with a spray bottle. This prevents you dislodging the seeds.
- Place on a drainage tray or saucer in a warm spot like your kitchen bench.
- Water regularly every day as needed. Check soil moisture first by touching with your fingers.
- The seeds should never dry out. Avoid overwatering though as you’ll drown your seeds!
- To create a warm humid environment for the seeds to germinate, cover the seeds with the punnet lid. Or add a clear plastic bag over the top of the tray with holes snipped in the top for airflow.
STEP 4. Harvest your Shoots
Once germinated, the seeds have used up their internal store of food to grow. So at this point, I apply seaweed solution to feed the plants with trace elements. This improves flavour and boosts nutrition.
When the seedlings are 2.5-10cm (1-3 in) tall – depending on the variety you choose, your yummy microgreens are ready for harvesting! I use scissors to cut stems just above the soil when I’m about to put them on the plate.
Learn more: 12 Valuable Tips to Grow Healthy Microgreens
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How to Eat Microgreens – Recipe Ideas
- FOR SALAD:
- 1 cup of mixed microgreens (e.g. beetroot, radish, basil, parsley, coriander/cilantro, sunflower, red cabbage, kale, broccoli or pea sprouts)
- 1 handful of rocket/arugula or baby spinach leaves (washed and dried)
- 1 medium cucumber, sliced thinly
- 12 cherry tomatoes
- 1 small carrot, grated
- 2 tblspns cold-pressed olive oil (ideally organic)
- 1 tblspn vinegar (apple cider or white) or freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 tspn pure maple syrup or a few drops of liquid stevia (or sweetener of choice)
- 1 tspn sesame oil
- 1 tspn tamari (organic soy sauce) or salt to taste
- To harvest your microgreens, snip with scissors above the soil. Handle gently as they are very fragile. Rinse with water if needed and drain well in a colander or strainer. If you are buying your microgreens, harvest a variety of flavours and colours to give a real pop of flavour to your salad and maximise the phytonutrient health benefits.
- In a bowl, add grated carrot then top with rocket or spinach and mixed microgreens. Layer the cucumber and cherry tomatoes around the bowl.
- For your dressing, add all ingredients to a screw top jar and shake well. Pour over salad just before serving.
1. Substitute salad ingredients with your favourites e.g. shredded cabbage, lettuce, avocado and capsicum/peppers.
2. To turn this salad into a more substantial meal, add sunflower seeds, pepitas, walnuts (or your favourite nuts) or toasted croutons, etc.
3. If serving salad to children, get creative with your plating! Make a rainbow with the ingredients or a funny face. Fun food gets eaten!
4. Make up the dressing ahead of time so you just have to assemble the salad if you're in a rush.
5. This salad can also be put in a mason jar and kept in the fridge ready to take to work.
- Garnish meals with microgreens. They are a tasty accompaniment to eggs, soups, main meals and great in juices and smoothies.
- Poached Eggs, Mushrooms & Microgreens
- Quinoa Spring Rolls
- Microgreens Salad with Garlic Mustard Vinaigrette from Cranking Kitchen
Microgreens Seed Suppliers & Resources
- Select seeds for sprouting or microgreens such as those from Green Harvest and High Mowing Organic Seeds.
- Check my list of seed suppliers for your location.
- When to start seeds indoors working from your last frost date.
- Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2012 research study.
- 12 Valuable Tips to Grow Healthy Microgreens
- 5 Mistakes to Avoid when Raising Seeds
- How to Prevent and Fix Leggy Seedlings
- Seed Starting Guide: Quick Tips for Starting Seeds Successfully
- Grow Sprouts on Your Benchtop
- Growing Your Own Food from Seed
- Micro Gardening in Small Spaces
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading your article on growing microgreens! As someone who is passionate about sustainable living and gardening, I found your guide to be very informative and easy to follow.
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Because of Covid I haven’t had a fresh vegetable in weeks. I live in a very infected Florida town and have to use delivery or curbside pick up for my groceries. The people who select the food are not careful about freshness and I’m sick of frozen peas! I am ordering my seeds now. Thank you so much for your instructions!
So good to hear you’re going to grow your own healthy fresh ingredients. It’s incredibly empowering and they taste amazing, as well as providing you with nutritious food and digestive enzymes. I hope you find the tips and tutorial helpful.
Currently, I’m snipping broccoli, coriander and radish microgreens onto meals and making mini salads from them with a homemade dressing drizzled on top. They are crunchy and delicious. Have fun!
Kind regards Anne
Hi Anna (The Micro Gardener),
I am new to MicroGreen and is keen to start growing them. I would like to know on the following:
1) where can I buy microgreen seeds as I am not sure normal vegetables seeds can be used/grown as microgreen?
2) after the seeds has been germinated and grown to 2.5-4cm in height, I believe that we are able to eat them thus we need to cut them above the soil. In this instant, do we let the roots and stem above the soil continues to grow or do we pull it out and start a new batch of seed to grow them again?
Looking forward to hear from you soon.
1) You can try a few of the Amazon links in this article to source microgreens or sprouting seeds or try a local supplier or online. It’s important to make sure they are not chemically treated.
2) Most microgreens need to grow taller than 2.5-4cm as they won’t be ready for harvest at that size and stage of growth. You harvest with scissors when they have their 2 true leaves or have matured to around 7-10cm for most varieties. You can keep harvesting some varieties like peas if you cut above the two lower leaves which allows them to regrow. After the crop finishes, you will need to compost your seed raising mix and refresh with new mix as the old will be full of baby roots. You can also take some microgreens and plant out in your garden if you wish.
Good luck and hope this helps. Cheers Anne
I plan to transplant my sweet basil micro greens. Wonder if you have suggestions on plant size and methodology? Don’t want to lose any in the process.
I suggest you wait until the microgreens are the size of regular seedlings with an established root system and sufficient leaves before transplanting. This article will give you more information about growing basil.
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The video, reinforced by the article, makes such an excellent guide and confidence booster. I knew I should start grow MicroGreens, but was also in the “afraid I’ll screw it up” group. Thanks to your clear guidance I will be out pre-soaking my seeds this weekend. You reminded me of things I should know but had forgotten.
It is especially helpful to have both video and article; the demonstration conveys things not so easily put in words, but the article fills out details I did not pick up from the video.
Thank you so much for your time in putting this together and making it available.
Thank you for your help. I’m new, my first time with micro greens, and I’m very excited.
I’m wondering about the safety ? I’ve read online about spraying seeds with 3% hydrogen period to kill any bacteria. Is that necessary or safe then to eat?
One lady even suggested cooking the sprouts before eating! That doesn’t seem logical to me!
Thanks for your help
Great to hear you’re getting started with microgreens. I do groan when I read things like spraying hydrogen or cooking microgreens.
Microgreens are just baby vegetables and herbs that are mother earth’s gift to us for good health. If you use safe seeds (i.e. organic or sprouting seeds that have not been treated with chemicals like fungicides), that’s the first step.
Because microgreens grow in a seed raising mix, there are microorganisms present, and they help feed the plant and boost nutrient value. After you harvest with scissors, just wash them gently prior to eating under running water and spin. The health value is because they are eaten RAW not cooked! That negates the benefits.
One of my best friends is an organic microgreens farmer and sells commercially to restaurants and chefs where there are very strict hygiene rules. There’s no need for anything else but a gentle rinse to remove any soil particles.
I encourage you to read all the related articles so you can get off to a good start with all my tips on raising plant babies.
Enjoy. Cheers Anne.
I like it but consider that you growing with BPS & other plastic chemicals is also undesirable .
At least opt for Biodegradable which will still have some chemicals , best I found is using Pyrex trays one over the other (inverse) .
Outside I put them in a small (hard plastic ) Greenhouse but the ants are very fond of the seeds and will carry them all away if not careful ; )
And I would like to point out why Microgreens are much more than people presume ….
FYI when a Seed’s mineral content is analysed vs the sprouted veg ( in distilled water ) everything changes ! Previously existing minerals in the Seed are no longer present or less of it whilst new
minerals are created !
This is a process well studies in Biology yet virtually unknown because … it’s suppressed ( fact ) for the simple reason that you open the door to alchemy .
So the miracle of the life giving Microgreens is in the “Biological transmutation ” L. Kervran and the fact that on a plant cellular level they are able to integrate seamlessly into our own
cell generation hence enhancing the process of regeneration .
Dr Robinson showed this to be the same in premature poultry ( Revital was sold in US then banned by fraudulent FDA )
Hello great info for a first timer! I’m living near the beach and wondering what is the seaweed solution you’re using? Is it possible to make my own? Thanks
I use a certified organic powdered seaweed that makes up a liquid product. It’s called EcoSeaweed. There are other brands with quality liquid seaweed as well, depending on where you live. Best to check your local laws as it may not be legal to pick up seaweed and take it home. It’s also very salty which is not good for your soil. Cheers Anne
Hello. Thank you for sharing all that you have. Where can you get the punnet containers? Thank you in advance!
You can repurpose the punnet containers if you purchase berries or vegetables packed in them from the grocery store or supermarket. Or ask friends to save theirs for you if you are just growing microgreens for yourself. Alternatively, you can repurpose food grade plastic bottles to create something similar or use a tray with good drainage holes. Hope this helps.
Hi, I read about getting two harvests from the initial seeding, but I’m not clear about what to do after the second harvest. Do you dump/recycle the soil and seed again? What about the roots in the soil? Thanks
After harvesting all your microgreens, I suggest you compost your seed raising mix. To avoid wasting your seed raising mix, this is an easy way to repurpose it so the remaining baby roots decompose and become plant food for new seedlings. If you try sowing another crop of seeds into the same mix, they don’t have room to grow new roots in amongst those from the previous crop.
Hope this helps. Cheers Anne
HI! I started China Rose radish seed, but I am afraid I let them grow too tall. When is a microgreen no longer edible? Thank you
Microgreens are meant to be harvested when they have grown their first 2 true leaves (that develop after the seed leaves). Microgreens taste best when harvested young at this stage. If you let them grown too big, the flavour of the leaves will develop a stronger taste so it’s really up to you. They will then become baby salad leaves rather than microgreens.
They are still edible but they’ll be less tender. If you find them too tough or strong flavored you can add them to soup, stirfry etc.
I am living in a tropical country. During the growing process, can I place the microgreen under full sun?
Hi Eva, I would suggest not stressing the microgreens with extreme heat. Filtered sunlight for a few hours should be strong enough to get them growing. You may need to experiment to see what works best in your climate.
I tried twice to my luck with black chia seeds, but it seems like the density is not enough. My tray is 100×145 and I tried first 0.7g, and second trial I increased to 2.5g. I read somewhere to use 2 tablespoons which I’m going to try tomorrow. I also read it is easy to grow chia but unfortunately not for me.
I would be very happy to hear from you.
The quantities you used seem very low. I am not sure what measurement your tray is – cm or inches! If you are growing as microgreens with small seeds you tend to need more than larger seeds.
Anyway, there are a lot of factors that can affect successful seed germination and I suggest you read my post here. This should help a lot.
Consider your climate – temperature is important, time of the month (see Moon Gardening for quicker germination) and the seed raising mix you use. I make my own so it holds the most nutrients which the plants absorb so you are eating nutrient-dense food.
Also, make sure your seeds are safe. Organic to start! You don’t want to be eating food from plants that have seeds that have been sprayed with chemicals.
There’s a good source of seeds and information from Sprout People here.
I hope this helps Helen. Let me know how you go!
Micro greens are great, but how do u harvest the seeds from micro greens? I know the question is far off because the plant is not micro itself when it becomes a particular size. Yet, when is the determination and size of containers u must use to produce micro seedlings only? I have been looking around and I have not found anything that can accommodate this particular topic.
If I understand you correctly, you are asking about seed saving. You have the option of raising seeds to harvest and eat as microgreens or you can allow the seeds to germinate and grow into full size plants (transplanting them of course), and then harvest the seeds from the flower head.
I hope this helps clarify your question.
Hi Anne: do microgreens regrow after cutting?
Great question! Yes, you can get more than one harvest from your microgreens. There are 2 reasons for this.
1. Some seeds may not germinate in the first flush of growth (if you sow thickly, then some may not have space). So once you’ve given your microgreens a ‘haircut’ and keep the seed raising mix moist, then the remaining seeds may also germinate and you’ll get a second flush of growth.
2. Some varieties of microgreens WILL regrow from their original shoots. This depends on the vegetable or herb you are growing and how you cut the microgreens. e.g. Pea shoots will keep shooting if you snip the stem above the first small leaves that appear on the stem. They will start to photosynthesize and the plant will keep growing.
You can also plant out a few of your microgreens so you start raising seedlings this way.
Hope this helps. Cheers Anne
Hi there! I am wondering if growing microgreens indoors can lead to insect problems as there is soil involved. I’ve only sprouted in jars and am interested in moving to microgreens. I grow lettuce in pots outdoors on an elevated and patio and have marveled at the many little bugs and insects that crawl in the soil — I’m guessing they flew there? The soil I bought was organic vegetable potting soil from Armstrong Gardens. Do you have this issue indoors? Please advise.. ! Thank you!
Thanks for your question. The insects and soil critters are usually beneficial and part of the soil food web. The soil microbes help feed the plants and defend them against many pests and diseases. Kind of like a mutually beneficial friendship! I really wouldn’t worry about them at all. They are evidence your soil is alive! That’s what you want, rather than dead dirt!
Re growing microgreens, I’m sure you won’t end up with bugs indoors! I’ve grown 1000’s of microgreens babies and never had any problems with insects or bugs. I suggest you try an organic seed raising mix (ideally) to get started.
Hope this helps and have fun with microgreens.
Thanks to this guide, How Micro-Greens are developed I had never heard of them before this article, but now I will definitely implement it. I’m happy that you shared this helpful information with us.
I was wondering do you reuse the soil in the container, do you dump and mix it with new soil. I never seen anyone address how they handle the soil after harvesting?
Hi Jot, I usually answer this question at my workshops, so thanks for asking. I make my own seed raising mix rather than using commercial mix because I want to add extra nutrients to boost our health. Seeds only draw a small amount of nutrients from the seed raising mix as they only grow a few leaves before harvest. As their roots develop, they tend to form a mat in the growing medium. After you harvest, the growing medium will need to be recycled into your compost so it can be reused again. You can’t just re-seed the tray straight after harvest with new seeds as there won’t be room in the growing mix for the new roots to grow as the previous crop dies off. So I start with fresh mix and keep recycling over time so nothing is wasted.
If you’d like to make your own seed raising mix, I share 5 organic recipes in my How to Make Potting Mix at Home Guide. They all contain a key ingredient to boost seed germination and plant health. I hope this helps and enjoy growing your microgreens. Cheers Anne
Hi Anne. I’m new to the microgreen business. My main question would be… how do you get your microgreens to seed?
i have found so much information about seed to harvest, but cannot find information about how to let them seed?
do you just leave them to form baby greens, then to flower as you would a normal size plant?
any advice would come in handy. Thanks
Hi Emma, to grow microgreens from your own seeds, you need to save them from mature plants you have already grown. That means they get old and die but have ‘babies’ (seeds) as a last parting gift! Not all plants produce seeds but most herbs and leafy greens do. Allow to flower in your garden until they form a flower head with seeds inside. Allow it to dry out and then save/store. Easy ones you can seed save from are lettuce, basil, coriander, rocket, dill, parsley, mustard and amaranth. There are many more but these are great to start with! This is an article I wrote for our seed saving group on basil. Hope this helps.
Anne Gibson, thanks for this guide on how to grow microgreens.
Before this article I never heard of them, but now I will surely implement it when I live in an apartment!
BTW what are your thoughts on superfoods? I bought previous week (on iherb.com) a product called: healthforce vitamineral green. Do you know it, and what are your thoughts on products like this?
Thanks in advance
Dear Anne ,
Somebody guided me to start this MICRO GREEN as a bizness. It was a challenge for me to start a new venture. Because i am landscape designer or a nursery man.
But when i started collecting information , i found it very easy task, with no time i started it , got success. but lacking at one point – when to harvest ? at the height of
8-10 cm with cotyledon stage or before true leaves start ? i am bit confused , please guide me
I am with 30 yrs exp but here i am loosing my confidence
INDORE -M.P. INDIA
If you are selling microgreens to restaurants, YOU won’t need to harvest them as such. You will be supplying punnets with the microgreens still growing and your clients will harvest as THEY want to, generally just before serving a meal.
Generally microgreens are ready for eating/harvest/sale when the height of the seedlings are about 2.5-10cm (1-3 in) tall. This depends on the variety (when they have their 2 true leaves). Any larger than this and they become baby greens not microgreens. This may be the next stage of your business! Good luck.
Would like to say thanks to all for this site IT’S the Best.
I must have missed the PLANTING CHART article on when to plant, flowers and vegetables. GOD BLESS ALL
Hi Joyce thanks for your feedback. Appreciated! You can find planting resources including the optimum timing in these articles:
Do You Know What to Plant When?
The Benefits of Moon Gardening
Happy planting! Cheers Anne
Can microgreens be juiced?
Yes all sorts of microgreens can be juiced or added to your green smoothies. Some will require a decent blender or juicer to remove the fibre (wheatgrass is an example) but you can also use a cheaper alternative if you have the time (see this video @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mrC1n_uJUk) which certainly makes it affordable for those who don’t have more expensive kitchen equipment. Hope this helps! 🙂
Thanks for your info on the website. I live in Coes Creek and as we all know we have had a really wet summer spell again. So this year I decided to put all my herbs (oregano, basil, thyme etc and smaller veges like lettuces into pots and then inside a 2 shelve plastic glasshouse I was given from Bunnings. Through the wet spell my herbs and lettuce thrived. I would keep it zipped up and it would get all warm inside, despite the pouring rain and form moist droplets which acted like a self watering. I didn’t need to put it in full sun (we didn’t have it anyway), I just placed it near the trees in my backyard where it sometimes got afternoon sun. Next year I am going to buy a bigger glasshouse which I have seen in Bunnings as they really are ideal for wet seasons. (and the other bonus is that my herbs/veges were organic, suffered no disease, and the toads couldn’t get to them!)
I am so thrilled to hear your story as this is a strategy I have suggested to a few people and so wonderful to hear how well it’s worked for you in our wet weather. These are the kind of clever ideas (aside from a space saving vertical garden) that everyone needs to have in their toolbox for times when the weather just isn’t on our side. I love the idea of putting it outside to catch the afternoon sun but still zipped. I’ve been putting mine on a portable trolley under our verandah and wheeling them in/out into the little sunshine we’ve had so they’ve been able to grow and wheeling back under when it rains so they don’t drown or leach too many nutrients. Would love to catch up and meet sometime or see some pics of your idea.
I had heard about microgreens, but hadn’t checked out how hard or easy they would be to grow, I’m definitely going to check into this to add to my salads. Thanks for making it easy to understand.
Glad the tutorial has been useful. They are a great addition to so many meals and the enzymes help aid digestion. This is also an easy fun project for kids to grow their own food especially in the little repurposed punnets. They love giving them a ‘haircut’! Have fun growing. 🙂
Thanks for your feedback – much appreciated. There are loads of local suppliers for Aussies and I have a page dedicated to saving/sourcing seeds on my site @ https://themicrogardener.com/saving-and-sourcing-open-pollinated-seeds/ for each state. I have listed High Mowing seeds because 1000’s of my subscribers are in the US and may look to source seeds in their own country. Something for everyone! 🙂
Hi Anne … Thank you for the instructions on Micro-Greens and the photos! Very inspiring 😉 Just a note that the High Mowing seed folks are in the States. Just a tad difficult to import seeds without running into problems with Quarantine.