In a busy city, one of the things people often miss is the tranquil green of a beautiful plant. Especially in the wintertime, when everything is cold and barren, a fresh salad or a patch of bright flowers can really boost your mood. Microgreens can do that and so much more – not only are they eye-catching, but they are rich in the nutrients and minerals your body needs to work at optimal levels.
Microgreens, for many urban farmers, are the next step after sprouting. While microgreens are just as rewarding as sprouting, they do take a little bit more time to flower and grow. They are the sprouts we allow to get their first “true leaf”, and then we harvest them for our sandwiches, salads, or snacks!
What is the difference between a sprout and a microgreen?
Microgreens are essentially a sprout allowed to go to the first “true leaf”. As well, sprouts are usually not grown in soil, whereas microgreens can be grown in soil or your favourite soil-less medium!
Are microgreens hard to grow?
Not at all! While they are not as three-step simple as sprouts are, they can be just as easy and rewarding as sprouts are. You don’t need any gardening experience to be able to grow and enjoy microgreens.
Can I take any kind of seed and turn it into a microgreen?
While there are a wide variety of seeds that can be grown as a microgreen, some are more suitable than others for different reasons. Some become too bitter, some too soft, and so on. We've gone ahead and done up a