Microgreen Gardening Ideas and Inspiration

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Microgreen Gardening Ideas and Inspiration

Best Seeds for Growing Microgreens and Quick Facts to Get You Started

Microgreens are a nutritious, easy, and economical way to try growing from seed. If you are new to gardening, you’ll appreciate the simplicity and fast harvest. If you are an experienced seed grower, you know you can grow microgreens to have fresh greens on hand all year round.

Because microgreens seeds are planted densely, you will want to use more seeds in your growing tray. Use a fine grain soil or soil-less medium so your microgreen roots can develop and the seeds can easily break through to find light.

Find premium seeds and all the growing supplies you will need to have a healthy harvest of microgreens regardless of the weather outside. Because microgreens are grown in trays, it’s easy to place them in a sunny window or under a grow light and in as little as two weeks you’ll have a forest of shoots to cut for adding nutrition and flavor to your meals. Park Seed seeds are guaranteed to germinate and you’ll find organic, heirloom, Whopper, and gourmet seed varieties that are always non-GMO.

The most popular microgreen varieties are typically produced using seeds from the following plant families:

Brassicaceae family: Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, watercress, radish, and arugula

Asteraceae family: Lettuce, endive, chicory, and radicchio

Apiaceae family: Dill, carrot, fennel, and celery

Amaryllidaceae family: Garlic, onion, and leek

Amaranthaceae family: Amaranth, quinoa swiss chard, beet, and spinach

Cucurbitaceae family: Melon, cucumber, and squash

 

Some popular types of seed to grow in your microgreen garden include:

Turnip seed (just 3 days to germinate)

Wheat grass (soak the seeds before sprinkling on surface)

Peas

Sunflower seeds

Nasturtium

Salad mix

Leaf lettuce

Mustard seed

Chives

Radish

Spinach

 

Here are some interesting and compelling facts to encourage you to give microgreen gardening a try or inspire you to expand your garden.

Microgreens contain, on average, 40x more nutrients than their fully grown counterparts.

Microgreens are young greens that are harvested around 1-4 weeks, just after sprouting.

Microgreens are fast, easy to grow, and convenient.

When grown at home, microgreens will help you save money on groceries since seeds are economical to buy and growing requires few supplies.

Microgreens are an easy way to increase your nutrient intake.

Microgreens are superfoods that are packed full of flavor, try incorporating them in small amounts at first to find your perfect flavor profile.

Microgreens are rich in vitamins and may include high amounts of vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta carotene.

Microgreens are rich in helpful minerals, too, including potassium, iron, zinc, magnesium, and copper.

Microgreens have unique colors and flavors that make them ideal for garnishing a beautiful meal.

Try microgreen gardening and give your meals added flavor and nutrition, you may also inspire your inner gardener to branch out to growing a complete vegetable garden. You may be surprised how easy seeds are to grow and you’re sure to appreciate the money-saving harvests.

 
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