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Microgreens

Okay, so what is a microgreen?

Microgreens are vegetable shoots harvested just after the cotyledon (seed) leaves have developed, with possibly one or two sets of true leaves. They are larger than sprouts (think of mung beans in a jar) but smaller than what the supermarkets class as “baby leaves” like spinach and rocket.

I’ve been growing these for a few months now after two of my friends over in Canada put me on to them – and I tell you what, they are delicious. They have a WOW factor to them that livens up a salad or indeed any dish they are served with. Check out Ryan and Willies Channels: https://www.youtube.com/user/Mrsnufleupagus https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC04beAVC46XK-gOiTqlJ69g

I uploaded a start to finish video on my YouTube Channel and I’ve put a link to it at the end of this blog.

Meanwhile, here is a very brief “How To” in pictures and text – if you give them a try then I hope you’ll like them as much as I do!

Compost, 1/4 seed trays and seeds
Chick Peas, Geen Lenyils & Raab Broccoli this time
Label the trays, fill with 1″ (2.5cm) of seed compost and tamp down gently
Scatter the seeds heavily on the wet compost
Stack the trays and weigh them down – it makes the seeds think they are underground!
Three or four days later the seeds will be pushing the weight up – time to put them on a sunny windowsill or under growlights
And a week later they will be ready for cropping (these are peas)
Lovely! These are sunflowers

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