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Monday, 7 January 2013

How to Grow Microgreens


Microgreens are small but perfectly formed, lately they become very trendy and you can find them everywhere from corner bistros to plastic-wrapped at the grocery store. Like all things trendy they have a price to match, but they are easy and simple to grow, and take up very little space so why not have a go yourself.

Microgreens can be any small herb or salad, lettuce, kale, spinach, radish for instance. You can buy packs of mixed seed or create your own mixes from a selection of salad crop seeds that are easily available in all good garden centres!

To grow take a shallow seed tray and add a good quality multi-purpose compost (make sure its suitable for seeds). Moisten the soil and scatter your seed mix over the top, sow quite densely but no so dense the seeds are all touching. Mist the seeds with a mister afterwards.

Place your seeds on a bright windowsill and keep them moist and even at this time of year you can have an easy supply of greens. Harvest once your seedlings are between 1 and 2 inches tall.

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