Microgreens are tiny type of young edible greens made from seeds, herbs and other plants. These ordinary herbal and vegetable baby shoots are harvested well before maturity and pack a huge amount of flavor into a tiny product.

Microgreens Indoor Gardening

If you are looking into a nutritious green to grow in your home, you have to try mircrogreens!

It’s hard to imagine an easier way to grow something edible. Simply scatter the seeds into a small compost of seeds, dampen the surface and hold them in a sunny spot until the seeds sprout and baby plants grow. To achieve delicious results there is no particular skill or experience needed.

You can cultivate a worthwhile harvest in a tiny place with microgreens. A tiny container would be okay on every sunny windowsill or countertop. Your harvest isn’t going to feed the world, but no matter how little space you have left, you can get an interesting plateful.

You can get harvestable results within a week or two of sowing, depending on the type of seed you pick. It’s convenient to keep a rotation going and you’ve got a crop on hand, ready to get your salads or sandwiches on top.

Benefit of Mircrogreens

What can be grown as Microgreens?

Although the microgreen varieties seen in grocery stores are relatively limited to those with longer shelf life, there is a surprisingly large variety of plants that can be cultivated as microgreens. Microgreens that are commonly grown include salad greens, leafy
vegetables, edible flowers, herbs, and some root vegetables.

The easiest microgreens to grow have large seeds and those with smaller seeds have the trickier type. Because of that, this list will be organized by seed type, from large to small, with a little description of what flavors to expect from each.

Both varieties tend to be very easy to grow but due to the larger seed size, the plant density will be slightly lower. Nevertheless, from these large seeds, the plants themselves appear to be much larger, generating more robust microgreen yields. Before sowing most of these can be done with a presoak.

These varieties will be easy to grow and many of them will benefit from a presoak although unless specified, it is not necessary. This should have a higher density of plants
per tray than bigger seeds.

Such tiny seeds, many of them from herbs, are a little more challenging to grow due to the difficulty of seeding them equally through the medium of planting. Nevertheless, if sown heavily and with the exception of alfalfa, they will form a very dense mat of plants packed with intense flavors.