his year, don’t let frosts get you down; instead, grow a “micro” garden indoors with microgreens! Microgreens are simple to cultivate, delicious to eat, and highly nutritious. Sandwiches, salads, soups, stir-fries, and platters all feel a whole lot fancier with microgreens. Plus, because of the wide variety of seeds that can be grown for this purpose, it’s easy to switch things up and always have something new to try!
So, what are microgreens exactly?
Microgreens are immature vegetable seedlings (and some flower and herb varieties) that are just a tiny bit older than a sprout, but slightly younger than “baby greens”; they include the central stem, cotyledon leaves, and the first true leaves of the plant. Most varieties will typically be harvested at about 1-2” inches tall. But not all microgreens are alike: never grow nightshades as microgreens since the stems and leaves of these can make you ill (nightshades include eggplants, peppers, potatoes, or tomatoes). Instead, opt for any of the many varieties below or purchase our Microgreens Seeds Set
to get started.