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How to Grow Microgreens – Ultimate Beginners Guide 2023

Ultimate guide to growing microgreens

What are microgreens and why are they so popular

Basically microgreens are young plants that are harvested when they are still very small, usually within 1-3 weeks of sprouting. They‘re often grown from seeds of vegetables, herbs, or grains, and picked when the first true leaves appear. So as microgreens are harvested once the plants have developed a stem and leaves this makes them different to sprouts (such as alfalfa), which are normally eaten as a mass of seeds and roots, 

Microgreens have become increasingly popular in recent years, as they are often considered to be a highly nutritious food that is also looks pretty on a plate. They’re full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and can be used in so many varieties of dishes, from salads to sandwiches to smoothies. 

As well as their nutritional value, microgreens are also popular because of their unique flavors and textures. Depending on the type of seed used, microgreens can have a range of flavors, from spicy to sweet to nutty. They also have a delicate texture that can add a nice crunch or pop of freshness to a dish. We love experimenting with different ones because of this – you don’t always know what you’re going to get!

Growing microgreens at home is also a fun and easy way to add fresh, healthy greens to your diet.

Benefits of growing microgreens

Growing microgreens can have several benefits, including:

  1. Nutritional value: Microgreens are highly nutritious and contain concentrated amounts of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Some studies have shown that microgreens can contain up to a whopping 40 times more nutrients than the adult versions, making them a great addition to a healthy diet.
  2. Easy to grow: Microgreens are relatively easy to grow, even for those without much gardening experience. They can be grown indoors or outdoors, and can even be grown in small spaces like apartments or on windowsills. This is perhaps one of our favorite benefits because it opens up the wonderful world of gardening to anyone.
  3. Cost-effective: Growing your own microgreens can be cost-effective compared to purchasing them at the grocery store. With just a few dollars for seeds, soil, and containers, you can grow a large amount of microgreens at home.
  4. Freshness: Growing your own microgreens ensures that they are fresh and free from pesticides and other chemicals that may be used on commercially grown produce.
  5. Versatility: Microgreens can be grown from a variety of seeds, including vegetables, herbs, and grains, making them a versatile addition to your diet. They can be used in salads, sandwiches, smoothies, and other dishes.
  6. Sustainability: Growing your own microgreens can also be a sustainable choice, as it reduces the environmental impact of transporting produce long distances.
  7. Time: If you are impatient like me, then knowing you don’t have to wait too long before you can reap the rewards is an added bonus.
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Purpose of the guide

The purpose of an ultimate guide to growing microgreens for beginners is to provide a comprehensive and user-friendly resource for you that covers all aspects of growing microgreens, from selecting seeds and growing mediums to harvesting and using your microgreens. The guide aims to provide step-by-step instructions and practical tips to help beginners get started with growing microgreens, even if you have little or no experience with gardening.

In this guide we are covering things like:

  1. Getting started: outlining the basic equipment and supplies needed to grow microgreens, such as containers, growing medium, and light sources.
  2. Preparing the growing medium: providing guidance on how to select and prepare a growing medium for microgreens, such as soil, coconut coir, or hydroponic setups.
  3. Planting and growing: explaining how to plant your seeds, care for your microgreens, and troubleshoot common issues that may arise.
  4. Harvesting and storage: providing tips on when and how to harvest your microgreens, as well as how to store them to ensure maximum freshness.
  5. Using your microgreens: offering suggestions for incorporating microgreens into your diet, such as adding them to salads, sandwiches, and smoothies.
  6. Avoiding mistakes: we give you a run down on the pitfalls you might face and how to avoid them.

The ultimate guide to growing microgreens for beginners can serve as a helpful resource for anyone interested in growing their own microgreens, whether for personal use or for sale – yep that’s right this could be the start of a brand new business for you! 

By the end of this guide we want you to feel confidently prepared to start growing your own fresh, nutrient-packed greens.

Choosing Your Microgreen Seeds

Popular microgreens for beginners to grow

If you’re just starting out with growing microgreens, then it can be easy to become confused and not know where to start. If this is you then to make things easier for you, here are some popular varieties to consider:

  • Radish: Radish microgreens have a spicy, peppery flavor that can add a kick to salads and sandwiches. They are easy to grow and mature quickly, usually within a week or two.
  • Pea: Pea microgreens have a fresh, sweet flavor and a tender texture that make them a great addition to salads or as a garnish for soups and stews. They are also easy to grow and can be picked in about two weeks.
  • Sunflower: Sunflower microgreens have a mild, nutty flavor and a crunchy texture that can add a pop of color and flavor to any dish. They can take a bit longer to grow, around two to three weeks, but are still relatively easy to grow and they are probably one of our favorites.
  • Broccoli: Broccoli microgreens have a slightly bitter taste but don’t be put off by that description because this just means that they are great to use with things that are slightly sweeter to create more balanced flavors. They are also packed with nutrients such as vitamin C, folate, and potassium. They can take around two weeks to grow and are a great way to incorporate more cruciferous vegetables into your diet.

Factors to consider when choosing seeds 

When selecting seeds for growing microgreens, there are several factors to consider depending on how you plan to use them such as:

  1. Taste: Consider the flavor of the microgreens you want to grow and how they will complement the other ingredients in your dishes.
  2. Color: Microgreens come in a range of colors, from deep greens and purples to bright reds and yellows. Consider the color of the microgreens you want to grow and how they will look in your dishes because as my Grandma used to say, ‘Great presentation always makes the food taste better’.
  3. Texture: Some microgreens have a crunchy texture, while others are more tender. Consider the texture of the microgreens you want to grow and how they will add to the overall texture of your dishes. Personally I love something with a good crunch but not everyone is the same.
  4. Ease of growing: Some microgreens are easier to grow than others. Consider your level of experience with gardening and choose seeds that are suitable for beginners. The good news is though, that because they can be grown so quickly, it’s easy to become an expert in no time!

Where to buy microgreen seeds

There are several places where you can buy microgreen seeds, including:

  1. Online retailers: Many online retailers sell microgreen seeds in a variety of varieties and quantities. Look for reputable retailers that specialize in gardening supplies and have good customer reviews.
  1. Local nurseries or garden centers: If you prefer to shop locally, check with your nearest nursery or garden center to see if they carry microgreen seeds. This can be a great way to get personalized advice and recommendations for your local growing conditions.
  1. Seed exchanges or swaps: Some gardening communities may have seed exchanges or swaps, where you can trade or purchase seeds with other growers. Check online gardening forums or social media groups to see if there are any exchanges in your area.
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Preparing Your Microgreen Growing Space

If you are new to microgreens, here are some things to consider when it comes to choosing a growing container, selecting a growing medium, lighting requirements, and temperature and humidity needs.

Choosing a growing container

The container you choose to grow your microgreens in can have a significant impact on the success of your microgreens crop. Here are some things you need to consider when selecting the best growing container:

  • Size: Microgreens can be grown in a range of containers, from small trays to larger planters. Consider how much space you have available and how many microgreens you want to grow.
  • Drainage: Good drainage is crucial for healthy microgreens. As a beginner we highly recommend that you look for containers with drainage holes to prevent water from accumulating and causing root rot.
  • Material: Containers can be made from a variety of materials, including plastic, metal, and ceramic. Choose a material that is durable, easy to clean, and appropriate for your growing space. When I grow my microgreens outside I’m not so fussy about what my container looks like but I definitely go for something more attractive for my indoor growing. That way it can be a bit of a decorative feature as well.

Soil vs. soilless growing mediums

Microgreens can be grown in either soil or a soilless growing medium, such as coconut coir or vermiculite. Personally we use both methods. Both have their advantages and disadvantages but as long as you keep them in mind and adjust where necessary, you’ll be fine


Growing microgreens in soil is a popular and traditional method that has been used for centuries. While there are many benefits to growing microgreens in soil, there are also some drawbacks that should be considered. So here are some pros and cons of growing microgreens in soil:


  • Nutrient-rich: Soil is a natural growing medium that contains a wide range of nutrients that are essential for plant growth. When microgreens are grown in soil, they can absorb these nutrients, resulting in a nutrient-rich crop.
  • Easy to find: Soil is readily available and can be found in most garden centers, making it an easy option for those who prefer a more traditional growing method.
  • Promotes healthy root development: Soil provides a natural environment for roots to develop and grow, which can result in a stronger and healthier crop.
  • Cost-effective: Soil is relatively inexpensive and can be reused for multiple growing cycles, making it a cost-effective growing medium for microgreens.


  • Potential for soil-borne diseases: Soil can contain harmful bacteria, fungi, and pests that can affect the health of your microgreens. If not properly sterilized, soil can lead to the growth of disease and pests.
  • Soil can be messy: Soil can be messy to work with and can create dust and debris, which can be a concern for those with respiratory issues.
  • Drainage issues: Soil can become compacted, preventing proper drainage and leading to root rot and other issues.
  • Limited variety of growing mediums: Growing in soil may limit your choice of growing mediums. For example, some people prefer to grow microgreens using hydroponics or other soilless growing methods.


Growing microgreens without soil, or using a soilless medium, is becoming increasingly popular among growers. Just like the soil method though, while there are many benefits to using a soilless medium, there are also some potential drawbacks. Here are some pros and cons of using a soilless medium to grow microgreens:


  • Sterile medium: Soilless mediums are typically free from pests, diseases, and weeds, making it a sterile and safe growing environment for microgreens.
  • Consistent results: Soilless mediums provide a consistent growing environment, which can lead to more predictable results and better control over the growing process.
  • No soil-related issues: Soilless mediums eliminate the risk of soil-borne diseases and pests, as well as issues related to soil compaction and drainage.
  • Space-efficient: Soilless growing methods, such as hydroponics or aeroponics, can be space-efficient and require less physical space compared to traditional soil-based growing methods.
  • Less Mess: Of course having no soil means the potential for less mess. I found this out the day my cats knocked over three full trays of nearly ready microgreens which went absolutely everywhere! If I had used the coconut coir then they would have remained in tact.


  • Requires more attention to nutrient management: Soilless mediums do not contain the natural nutrients found in soil, so growers must pay close attention to the nutrient levels and ensure they are providing the necessary nutrients for their microgreens to grow.
  • Higher upfront costs: Soilless growing methods can be more expensive upfront, as they may require specialized equipment such as pumps, tubing, and grow lights.
  • Limited growing mediums: Soilless growing methods typically require specific mediums such as coco coir, rockwool, or peat moss, which can limit the variety of growing mediums available to growers.
  • May require more frequent monitoring: Soilless growing methods can be sensitive to changes in the growing environment, such as fluctuations in temperature, humidity, and pH levels, which may require more frequent monitoring and adjustments.

Check out this YouTube video here from Upscale Health on growing microgreens without soil. It really is so incredibly simple!

No matter which one you choose, soil or soilless, as we said before, experiment, experiment, experiment! You’ll find the method you prefer so give them both a go.

Lighting requirements

Light is a critical factor in the growth of microgreens, as it plays a significant role in photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert light energy into chemical energy. If you’re growing your microgreens outside then you don’t have to worry about this too much, however if you are growing them inside then adequate lighting is essential for healthy and robust microgreens. Here are some lighting requirements for growing microgreens more particularly indoors:

  1. Brightness: Microgreens require bright, consistent light to thrive. A minimum of 12 hours of light per day is necessary for optimal growth. For indoor growing, using full-spectrum grow lights can provide consistent and adequate light for your microgreens.
  1. Light distance: The distance between the grow light and the microgreens is essential for best growth. It is recommended to keep the grow lights between 4-6 inches away from the microgreens for best results. You can adjust the distance based on the specific type of grow light you are using.
  1. Light spectrum: Microgreens require the full spectrum of light, including blue and red light, to grow correctly. Full-spectrum LED grow lights or fluorescent grow lights can provide the optimal light spectrum for your microgreens.
  1. Light duration: Microgreens need a minimum of 12 hours of light per day. To ensure consistent light, it is recommended to use a timer to turn on and off the grow lights at the same time every day.
  1. Light intensity: The intensity of light can affect the growth of microgreens. If the light is too intense, it can cause heat stress and damage to the microgreens. If the light is too dim, it can lead to leggy and weak growth. It is recommended to use grow lights that have adjustable intensity to ensure the optimal light intensity for your microgreens.

Temperature and humidity needs

Temperature and humidity are critical environmental factors that affect the growth of microgreens. The optimal temperature and humidity range for growing microgreens can vary depending on the specific variety of microgreens and the growing conditions. Here are some general guidelines for temperature and humidity needs if you’re serious about growing microgreens:


  1. Optimal temperature: The ideal temperature for growing most microgreens is between 60-75°F (15-24°C). Keeping the growing environment within this temperature range can promote healthy growth and development of microgreens.
  1. Germination temperature: For seed germination, a slightly higher temperature between 70-80°F (21-27°C) is preferred. Once the seeds have sprouted, the temperature should be reduced to the optimal temperature range for growing microgreens.
  1. Temperature fluctuations: Microgreens are sensitive to temperature fluctuations, which can cause stress and affect their growth. It is important to maintain a consistent temperature throughout the growing period to ensure healthy growth.


  1. Optimal humidity: The ideal humidity range for growing microgreens is between 50-60%. This level of humidity can help prevent moisture loss and promote healthy growth.
  1. Germination humidity: For seed germination, higher humidity between 70-80% is preferred. Once the seeds have sprouted, the humidity can be reduced to the optimal range for growing microgreens.
  1. Humidity control: High humidity levels can promote the growth of mold and other plant diseases. It is essential to maintain proper ventilation and air circulation to prevent excessive humidity and maintain healthy growing conditions.

Planting Your Microgreen Seeds

Growing microgreens is not rocket science but there are some best practices to follow when it comes to your seeds, in order to maximize your harvest.

Preparing the seeds for planting

Before you begin planting microgreens, it is best to choose high-quality seeds that are specifically intended for microgreen cultivation. As mentioned before, you can find microgreen seeds at your local gardening store or online. Once you have your seeds, they then need to be prepared for planting.

First, rinse the seeds with clean water to remove any dirt or debris. Soak the seeds in a bowl of water for 6-8 hours to promote germination. After soaking, drain the water and spread the seeds on a paper towel to remove any excess moisture.

Spreading the seeds in the growing medium

Microgreens can be grown in a variety of growing mediums, including soil, coco coir, and hydroponic mats. Whichever medium you choose, make sure it is clean and free of contaminants.

Fill your growing container with the growing medium of your choice. Spread the seeds evenly over the surface of the growing medium. It is important to spread the seeds evenly to prevent overcrowding and ensure even growth.

Watering and covering the seeds

After you have spread the seeds, use a spray bottle to moisten the growing medium lightly. Cover the container with a lid or plastic wrap to create a humid environment for the seeds to germinate. Make sure the lid or plastic wrap is not touching the seeds.

Check the seeds daily and mist them with water as needed to maintain a consistently moist environment. Once the seeds have sprouted, remove the lid or plastic wrap and continue misting the microgreens to keep them hydrated.

Germination time and process

The germination time for microgreens varies depending on the type of seed and growing conditions. Most microgreens will germinate within 3-7 days. During the germination process, make sure to keep the growing medium moist and provide adequate light.

Once the microgreens have sprouted, they will begin to develop their first set of true leaves. 

Caring for Your Microgreens

Proper watering techniques

Proper watering is essential for successful microgreen growth. Microgreens require consistent moisture to germinate and grow, but too much water can lead to mold growth and other issues. Here are some tips for proper watering techniques when growing microgreens:

  1. Use a spray bottle: When watering microgreens, it’s important to avoid over-watering or washing away the seeds. A spray bottle is a gentle and effective way to apply water to the growing medium without disturbing the seeds or seedlings.
  1. Mist the microgreens regularly: Microgreens need to be kept moist throughout the germination and growing process. It’s essential to mist the growing medium and microgreens regularly to ensure they don’t dry out. Aim to mist the microgreens 1-2 times per day, or as needed based on the moisture level of the growing medium.
  1. Water from the bottom: Another option for watering microgreens is to water from the bottom. Place your growing container in a shallow tray filled with water, and allow the growing medium to absorb the water from the bottom up. This method can help prevent over-watering and ensure the microgreens have consistent moisture.
  1. Avoid over-watering: Over-watering is one of the most common mistakes when growing microgreens. Too much water can lead to mold growth, damping off, and other issues that can harm the microgreens. To avoid over-watering, make sure to use a spray bottle or water from the bottom and only water when the growing medium is starting to dry out.
  1. Use filtered water: When watering microgreens, it’s important to use clean, filtered water. Tap water may contain minerals and chemicals that can harm the microgreens or affect their flavor. Filtered water is a safer option for watering microgreens.

Fertilizing your microgreens

Like all plants microgreens require proper nutrition to grow strong and healthy. While many growing mediums and soil mixes come pre-fertilized, additional fertilizer may be necessary to ensure optimal growth and flavor. Here are some tips for the best fertilizing protocol for microgreens:

  1. Choose the right fertilizer: When selecting a fertilizer for your microgreens, choose a high-quality, water-soluble fertilizer that is specifically formulated for indoor plants or vegetables. Avoid using fertilizers designed for outdoor plants or trees, as they may contain high levels of nutrients that can harm your microgreens.
  1. Dilute the fertilizer: When applying fertilizer to your microgreens, it’s important to dilute the fertilizer according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Over-fertilizing can lead to burning of the microgreens or other issues. Typically, a dilution ratio of 1:100 (1 part fertilizer to 100 parts water) is appropriate for microgreens.
  1. Apply fertilizer regularly: Microgreens require consistent fertilization to ensure they have the nutrients they need to grow strong and healthy. Depending on the type of fertilizer you’re using, you may need to apply it every time you water your microgreens or on a weekly or biweekly basis.
  1. Monitor the pH levels: Microgreens prefer a slightly acidic growing environment with a pH level between 5.5 and 6.5. Over-fertilization can lead to changes in pH levels, which can harm the microgreens. Regularly test the pH levels of your growing medium and adjust as needed to maintain the ideal range.
  1. Use organic options: Organic fertilizers are a great choice for those looking to grow microgreens using natural and sustainable methods. Organic options include compost tea, fish emulsion, and kelp meal, which can provide the necessary nutrients without the risk of over-fertilizing.

By following these guidelines, you can help ensure your microgreens receive the nutrients they need to grow strong and flavorful.

Common Problems and How to Deal With Them

While microgreens are relatively easy to grow, they can be prone to a few common problems. Here are some of the most common issues with microgreens that you need to be aware of and how to deal with them:

  1. Poor germination: One of the most common problems with microgreens is poor germination. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including overwatering, under watering, poor soil quality, or planting too deeply. To improve germination rates, make sure to use high-quality soil or appropriate fertilization and water the seeds lightly and consistently.
  1. Mold or fungal growth: Another common problem with microgreens is mold or fungal growth. This can be caused by humidity that is too high, poor air circulation, or overwatering. To prevent mold and fungal growth, make sure to keep the growing area well-ventilated and avoid overwatering the plants.
  1. Pests: Microgreens can attract a range of pests, including aphids, mites, and caterpillars. To prevent pests, make sure to keep the growing area clean and free of debris, and use insecticidal soap or other natural pest control methods if necessary.
  1. Nutrient deficiencies: Microgreens are highly nutritious, but they can also be prone to nutrient deficiencies if they are not grown in high-quality soil or if they are not given the right amount of nutrients. To prevent nutrient deficiencies, make sure to use a high-quality potting mix or soil, and fertilize the plants with a balanced fertilizer.
  1. Sunburn: Finally, microgreens can be prone to sunburn if they are grown in direct sunlight or if they are exposed to too much heat. To prevent sunburn, make sure to keep the growing area shaded or use a grow light, and keep the temperature in the growing area cool and consistent.

By addressing these common problems with microgreens, you can ensure that your plants grow healthy, nutritious, and delicious.

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Harvesting Your Microgreens

it’s important to harvest your microgreens at the right time and store them properly to ensure that they maintain their flavor, texture, and nutritional value.

Timing your harvest

Timing is key when it comes to harvesting microgreens. The ideal time to harvest your microgreens depends on the variety of plant you are growing, but generally, microgreens are ready to harvest when they have developed their first true leaves. This typically occurs 7-14 days after planting, although it could be longer depending on the variety.

One way to tell if your microgreens are ready to harvest is to look at the seed packet or label (yes that’s right, it’s called reading the instructions!). This should provide you with an estimate of the number of days it will take for your microgreens to reach maturity. You can also check the plants themselves to see if they have developed their first true leaves. These leaves will typically be larger and more defined than the cotyledons, or seed leaves.

It’s important to harvest your microgreens at the right time, as leaving them to grow for too long can result in a bitter taste or tough texture. On the other hand, harvesting them too early can result in a lack of flavor and nutrients.

Techniques for harvesting microgreens

Once your microgreens are ready to harvest, it’s important to use the right techniques to ensure that you harvest them properly. Here are a few techniques to keep in mind:

  1. Use sharp scissors or a sharp knife to cut the stems just above the soil line. This will help to minimize damage to the plants and prevent the spread of disease.
  1. Be sure to cut the stems cleanly, as this will help to prevent damage to the plants and reduce the risk of disease.
  1. Rinse your microgreens thoroughly with cool water and dry them gently with a clean towel or paper towel. This will help to remove any dirt or debris that may be on the plants. (only do this if they are not being stored for long)
  1. If you are harvesting a large number of microgreens, you may want to consider using a harvesting tray or a knife with a serrated edge. This can help to speed up the harvesting process and make it more efficient.

Storing your harvested microgreens

Once you have harvested your microgreens, it’s important to store them properly to ensure that they maintain their flavor, texture, and nutritional value. Remember that with microgreens, fresh is best so try and avoiding storing them too long if you can. Here are a few tips for storing your harvested microgreens:

  1. Store your microgreens in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This will help to keep them fresh and prevent them from drying out.
  1. If you are storing a large quantity of microgreens, consider using a resealable plastic bag with a few paper towels inside. This can help to absorb excess moisture and keep your microgreens fresh for longer.
  1. Use your microgreens as soon as possible after harvesting, as they will start to lose flavor and nutrients over time.
  1. Avoid washing your microgreens until just before you are ready to use them. Excess moisture can cause them to spoil more quickly.

Using Your Microgreens

Culinary uses for microgreens

Microgreens are used in a wide range of dishes, from salads and sandwiches to soups and stir-fries. Their tender texture and intense flavor make them an excellent garnish or ingredient in many dishes. Some common culinary uses for microgreens include:

Salads – Microgreens can be added to salads for a fresh burst of flavor and a nutrient boost.

Sandwiches – Microgreens can be added to sandwiches for extra flavor and crunch.

Soups and stews – Microgreens can be added to soups and stews for a pop of color and flavor.

Stir-fries – Microgreens can be added to stir-fries for a fresh and vibrant finish.

Smoothies – Give your smoothie an extra nutrient zing by adding microgreens.

Health benefits of microgreens

As we keep saying, microgreens are packed with nutrients, making them an excellent addition to a healthy diet. They are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and may have several health benefits, including:

Improved digestion – Microgreens are high in fiber, which can aid in digestion and promote healthy bowel movements.

Boosted immune system – Microgreens are rich in vitamins and minerals, which can help to strengthen the immune system and ward off infections.

Lowered risk of chronic diseases – Microgreens are rich in antioxidants, which can help to reduce inflammation and lower the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer.

We use microgreens nearly everyday in our house because they are so nutritionally good and when they are super easy to grow, you’d be mad not to.

How to use microgreens in meals

So you are only limited by your own imagination when it comes to using microgreens but to give you a little inspiration, here are some of the things I put them on.

  1. Use as a garnish – Microgreens can be used to add a pop of color and flavor to any dish, such as soups, salads, sandwiches, and even cocktails.
  1. Blend into smoothies – Microgreens can be blended into smoothies for a nutrient boost. Add a handful of microgreens to your favorite fruit smoothie for extra vitamins and minerals.
  1. Top pizzas – Sprinkle microgreens on top of your pizza before baking for a fresh and vibrant finish.
  1. Make microgreen pesto – Blend microgreens with garlic, parmesan cheese, and olive oil for a delicious and nutrient-packed pesto.
  1. Add to omelets and frittatas – Sauté microgreens in a little oil or butter and add them to your egg dishes for extra flavor and nutrition.
  1. Use as a sandwich filling – Use microgreens as a filling in your sandwiches for a crunchy texture and fresh flavor. A curried egg sandwich with microgreens is amazing!
  1. Make microgreen salads – Mix different types of microgreens with other vegetables, fruits, and a simple vinaigrette for a refreshing and nutritious salad.
  1. Use as a topping for burgers – Sprinkle microgreens on top of your burgers for a fresh and healthy alternative to traditional toppings like lettuce or onions.
  1. Garnish your sushi rolls – Add microgreens to your sushi rolls for a pop of color and flavor.
  1. Use as a seasoning – Finely chop microgreens and use them as a seasoning for your dishes, such as pasta, rice, or roasted vegetables.

IX. Conclusion

In conclusion, growing microgreens is a great way for beginners to get started with gardening and to enjoy the benefits of fresh, nutritious produce right at home. Here’s a recap of the benefits of growing microgreens for beginners:

  • Microgreens are easy to grow and require minimal space, making them ideal for beginners or those with limited outdoor space.
  • Microgreens are packed with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, making them a great addition to any diet.
  • Growing microgreens is an affordable way to enjoy fresh produce year-round, without having to visit the grocery store.
  • Microgreens can be grown in a variety of containers, including trays, jars, and even recycled materials, making them a great way to upcycle and reduce waste.
  • Microgreens can be harvested in just a few weeks, providing a quick and satisfying harvest for beginners.

In closing, I highly encourage anyone interested in gardening and healthy eating to give growing microgreens a try. With a little bit of patience and some basic equipment, anyone can enjoy the benefits of fresh, homegrown microgreens. This is such a fun easy way to get into gardening and if you have kids, they will absolutely love it. So, grab some seeds, soil, and a container, and get growing!

Resources for further learning

Resources for Further Learning:

Online courses: There are many online courses available that cover the basics of growing microgreens, troubleshooting issues, and advanced techniques. Check some of them out on Udemy

Books: There are many books available on microgreens that cover a range of topics, from growing to cooking with microgreens. As usual Amazon is the go to for these books.

YouTube videos: There are many YouTube channels dedicated to growing microgreens, with tutorials and tips for beginners and experienced growers alike.

Microgreen communities: There are many online communities of microgreen growers who share tips, resources, and advice. Joining one of these communities can be a great way to learn and troubleshoot issues.

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