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Nutritious microgreens are easy to grow.

Nutrition-packed Microgreens

Microgreens are tiny but tasty vegetables that are harvested shortly after planting. When snipped between one-inch and 3-inches tall, these petite greens will provide 40% more nutrients than the mature plants.

What is the difference between microgreens and sprouts? Although both are easy to grow and good for you, sprouts are harvested as newly grown seeds (before the leaves come out) after growing for only a week or so. These plants don’t require sunlight to grow. Microgreens are slightly older when harvested and are grown in sunlight; thereby increasing their nutritional properties. Sow either type indoors now, or anytime of the year.

 

Microgreen seeds from Botanical Interests:
Ciao Bella Basil Blend:  A colorful blend of green, Genovese basil and a sweet flavored, purple ‘Dark Opal’ basil. You’ll enjoy a much milder flavor than mature basil leaves. Sprinkle on pasta, pizza and Caprese salads.

Cilantro: Big bold flavor in a tiny package! Cilantro microgreens will add more flavor than the mature plants. Flavor soups, tacos, pesto or blend to make a healthy smoothie. 

Sunflower: Nutty, crunchy sunflower microgreens are high in iron, calcium, protein, and healthy, unsaturated fat. Add crunch to salads, pasta, and appetizers.

Jazzy Mix: A nutrient-packed mix to get you ‘green’ fix in the middle of winter: 30% Sawtooth mustard, 30% Peppergrass cress, 5% Red Acre cabbage, 15% Red Giant mustard, 10% China Rose radish.

Early Wonder Beet: Vibrant magenta stems add color, nutrition and intense beet flavor to salads, grilled meats, or sandwiches.

Mellow Blend: Add  freshness, color, and texture to sandwiches, and salads: 25% Mizuna mustard, 25% broccoli, 20% kohlrabi, 15% Tatsoi Bok choy, 15% Red Acre cabbage. 

 

3 reasons to include microgreens in your diet:

  1. Boosts intake of essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
  2. Adds fresher flavors to recipes.
  3. Adds bright colors and crunch to food. 

How to grow microgreens:

1. Use a shallow container or tray with 1″ – 2″ of fine, seed starting mix. Sow seeds in a single layer and cover them with one-quarter to one-half of seed starting mix. (See individual seed packet.)

2. After harvesting, keep reseeding! Most microgreen plants can be snipped only once.

 

Basic supplies: Seeds, seed starting mix, tray/container, mister, heating mat (optional)

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