Sunday, March 20, 2011

tiny, tender, tasty micro greens

So far March has been very cold and wet - too wet to start digging out in the garden, so we decided to get going with our greens indoors on a windowsill - a tray of soiless mix and vermiculite worked great to germinate beets, arugula, rapini, basil, and radish seeds. Any tray at least 4 inches deep will work. These micro greens are sort of like sprouts, but with more leaves!they are intensley flavourful, and fun for kids to grow, too. Clip them just before eating to garnish a salad or put into a sandwich. Nutritionally, micro-greens are glyconutrients that have vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, as well as the minerals calcium, chlorophyll, iron, lecithin, magnesium, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, potassium. Up to 30 percent of the greens is protein, helping to balance your diet. here is a list of seeds good for growing micro greens:

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the info! It looks like you have nice window sills to grow on. :)