What is microgreen?

Winter may be brutal for those who delight in growing part of our food. Even if we would not consider planting a seed, which does not imply we cannot cultivate our food throughout these dark and dreary days. Raising microgreens on your windowsill is easy to defy old man winter. Like 25 euro bez depozytu, which has become an extremely famous hobby amongst numerous people, microgreens have recently become extremely popular among chefs and discerning “foodies.” It is not without reason. They are delectable! They can be added to salads to enhance flavor and color or be used as the main salad item.

What do microgreens entail?

So, what exactly is a “microgreen?” Although this unique word is frequently mistakenly used for sprouts, the growing method is quite different. Unlike sprouts, soaked and grown in empty containers, microgreens are produced in shallow trays with soil. They are typically taken when they are an inch and a half tall, around the second or third leaf stage. Microgreens are a cross between sprouts as well as baby greens in terms of size.

Microgreens: How to Grow Them

Microgreens are simple to grow. Any shallow container can be used to cultivate them. I have even utilized the grocery store’s plastic salad containers. You can also get shallow flats from your favorite garden supply store specifically designed for the job. Make sure that the container you utilize has drainage holes. Fill your container halfway with wet soil mix, then evenly scatter your seeds throughout the surface. You can play around with density, but I have discovered that the thicker it is, the easier it is to harvest. 

Please place them in the sunniest position in your house, typically a south-facing window, and cover them with a thin layer of soil. Many typical garden crops, such as lettuces, mustards, beets, kale, parsley, basil, cilantro, arugula, radish, peas, and sunflower, can be cultivated as delectable microgreens. To encourage germination, soak larger seeded plants like sunflowers and pea seeds overnight before planting.

Check them occasionally once they are sitting in the sun on your warm windowsill to ensure the soil remains moist. After a week, they should start sprouting. They will be an inch and a half tall and ready to harvest in two weeks. Use a sharp knife or scissors to harvest.

Rinse the greens well after harvesting to avoid dirt and seed hulls in the finished product. Rinsing them also appears to extend their shelf life in the refrigerator. They should be preserved in the fridge for 1-2 weeks.

Conclusion

Finally, be inventive! This is your opportunity to let loose your inner artist. Try a few different varieties and combine them for some intriguing flavors and colors – I adore radish since it gives my microgreen blends a lovely purple hue. However, I do not recommend planting seeds in the same container. It can cause problems later when you are trying to harvest different-sized shoots. Keep them separate until you are ready to put them in a bag and the fridge.

Huynh Nguyen

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