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Healthy, Tasty & Fun!

microgreen seedlings

Quiz for ya:

What’s bigger than a bean sprout,
Smaller than a lettuce leaf,
Takes 10 days to grow,
AND, adds a burst of flavor, color and style
to your dinner plate?

ANSWER: Microgreens!

You may have heard about them and wondered what they were…
Ever dine at a pricy restaurant and sit down to this?

salad with microgreens

 Or this?

gourmet dish with microgreens

The garnish on top of those dishes was microgreens. And if you skipped eating them, you missed a wonderful taste treat and a healthy dose of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

   About Microgreens

  • Microgreens first became popular in California, but have rapidly spread into mainstream America. Microgreens are tiny edible plants, harvested at the peak of tenderness, nutritional content and flavor.
  • They can be found at health food stores, vegan restaurants, and upscale restaurants with innovative chefs wanting to add color, flavor intensity and texture to their gourmet dishes.
  • But why wait for an expensive meal out to enjoy these delightful garnishes? You can easily grow your own hydroponic microgreens on a kitchen counter with very little investment. They are fun and easy to grow, educational for the kids, and make a perfect introduction to hydroponics. 
  • The entire process only takes 10 days from seed sprout to harvest, so this hydro garden project provides instant gratification, over and over.
  • The beginners kit shown below would also make a great gift for the black thumb in the family– can’t fail with this one.
  • There’s a huge variety of microgreen seeds available, and the tiny plants can be used in your own kitchen for salads, sandwiches, slaws, soups and to garnish fancy dishes.
salad bowl

   Hydroponic Microgreens Varieties

HEALTH: Microgreens produced for health reasons include wheatgrass, flax, red Brassica, sunflower and buckwheat greens.

SALADS: There are many varieties of baby salad greens, including spinach, various lettuces, mustard, chard, kale, mache, and broccoli.

HERBS: Microgreen herbs provide delicate, subtle flavoring: arugula, basil, radish, chives, parsley, cilantro, dill and mint.

   Sounds like fun! How do I get started?

Hydroponic gardening methods are absolutely ideal for microgreen
production, as they provide healthy, clean, grit-free seedlings.
Hydroponic microgreens grow best in trays on specialized rooting mats
(we recommend Micro-Mat pads), with no soil in sight.

They make a fantastically nutritious addition to your daily heath smoothie.

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