Micro-Greens Can Be Grown All Year

Categories : Planting Tips and Instructions
It's May 2nd and if you are missing those fresh salads, don't fret, micro-greens can be grown indoors any time of the year. So, if you like having fresh salads year-round, you can start some fresh micro-greens inside right now! You can also grow them year-round to add to the fresh vegetables you get out of your Garden. They are very tasty, and researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the University of Maryland found that leaves from micro-greens actually have more nutrients than the full-sized plants.
Nutrients vary by plant, but most include large amounts of vitamins C and E and beta carotene. Researchers found that cabbage contains the highest amount of vitamin C, with Radish micro-greens having the most vitamin E, and Cilantro or Coriander micro-greens containing three times more beta-carotene than mature plants. Overall, the more colorful the vegetable, the more nutrients it contains.
Beet Greens
Collard Greens
Radish greens
Swiss Chard
You can buy a micro-green kit, or you can also start from scratch and do yourself. If you choose to do it yourself, you will need reusable or disposable plastic food containers. You can use your Tupperware containers, containers that blueberries or strawberries are sold in, or you can buy plastic grow containers from one of the Home Garden stores.
Next, create drainage holes, fill with seed-starting mix, and then add your choice of Heirloom Seeds. Sprinkle an extra layer of mix over the seeds and mist with a spray bottle. You’ll want to water whenever the soil looks dry (at least daily) and provide sunlight.
Micro-greens are meant to be harvested when small, about 2-4 inches tall. You’ll want to harvest when you see a second set of leaves appear, simply snip with scissors above the soil level, or you can pull up entire clumps of greens. If you want to grow more, then leave the old roots in place and scatter additional seeds.
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