Growing Microgreens

Growing a garden is a wonderful way to cultivate freshly grown veggies to use in your kitchen. It can be a great

hobby and environmentally helpful project to engage in and it is becoming more and more popular. Unfortunately, gardening can be difficult with limited time, money and space. So why not scale it down? I’m talking micro, as in microgreens. That’s right, tiny little stalks of nutritious veggies that you can grow right on a window sill or table counter! Add them to salads, wraps, smoothies, burgers; anything that needs a little extra nutrition and flavor!

How to grow microgreens

Growing microgreens is low maintenance and highly beneficial. You can do it on a window sill or on a kitchen counter, all it takes are a few simple supplies;

A container- can be a shallow pot or an old take out box
Planter soil
Microgreen seeds of your choice
Window with sufficient light or a grow light
Spray bottle

To grow microgreens, first you must pick the seeds you want to grow.

Some popular seeds are lettuce, sunflower, buckwheat, broccoli, cauliflower, or cabbage. First, fill your container with about an inch of planter soil. Once you’ve chosen the seeds you want to plant, sprinkle them over the surface of the soil and cover them with a thin layer of soil. Place your seeds in a window with sufficient light, preferably a south facing window, or under a grow light. Spray the seeds once or twice a day with water from your spray bottle. Once the seeds begin to sprout you can trim them with a pair of scissors. This process usually takes 2-3 weeks.

Voila! Now you’ve got your very own microgreen garden. Add some extra pizzazz to any meal and brag to your friends about your newly found green thumb this holiday season.

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