They're small, easy to plant and grow, and yield a harvest in less than a month. Micro greens are an easy way to start out growing your own flavourful and fresh leafy greens.
What are micro greens? Micro greens are the first leafy growth of plants like cauliflower, peas, cabbage, arugula, radishes, and mustard plants. The Christian Science Monitor has put together an informative article about growing them, what the micro greens of various plants taste like, and how to incorporate the tiny and nutritionally dense greens into your kitchen:
The assorted seedlings add flavor, colour, and crunch when included with sandwich and salad toppings, used as a garnish, or mixed into soups, dressings, casseroles, dips, sautes, pizzas, and breads, among other things.
You can grow them in small spaces like apartment balconies and windows with good sun exposure, and growing them is really simple and because you're investing only a month into them before they're harvested for your kitchen. Hard to screw up, therefore, and not a huge loss even if you do.
For more great information on micro greens, check out the full write up below. If you have any experience with growing micro greens in your kitchen or backyard, make sure to share them in the comments below. Sprouts and Micro Greens: Editable Houseplants [Christian Science Monitor]