It's snowing, the middle of January, and here in Zone 5a there's nothing happening outdoors in the garden remotely resembling green growth. Not for several months anyway.
With that in mind, there is no need to wait to start some new life, new life that will be delicious!
Mico greens differ from sprouts in that sprouts can be done without any soil and are harvested before the second set of leaves (after the cotyledon) form.
Personally I'm not big on sprouts though I know many people love them. They do add crunch to salads, stir fry,s and sandwiches. Enjoy them in good health!
Micro greens typically are harvested at 10-14 days after germination, grown in shallow soil, and kept moist. They have the flavor of the adult plant in a more subtle fashion.
Let's get started, shall we?
I'll keep them moist and covered with paper towel until they start pushing it up, at which point I'll remove it.
This is a quick project to get started and a super way to teach children about plants and introduce them to gardening!
Until next time, Keep Digging & Eat Well!
The Gastronomic Gardener
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