What are Microgreens?
Microgreens are plants that are harvested soon after sprouting, well before they reach maturity. People eat microgreens because they are easy to maintain, don't take up a lot of room, and are nutrient rich. It's important to note that microgreens are not sprouts. A plant is considered a microgreen after it has sprouted and is starting to grow leaves.
How to get Started
If you would like to grow microgreens, first you need to pick something to grow. Good choices for beginners include broccoli, cabbage, and kale. Get some seeds, some potting soil, and a small container. Put the container somewhere where it can get plenty of natural light, and then plant your seeds. As long as you keep the soil damp, you should start to see progress after a week or two.
Once the plants are around 2 inches tall, they are ready to harvest. Cut the plants right at the soil level with scissors, and it's ready to eat! If you would like to learn more about micro-greens and how to grow them, check out this website: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/microgreens#what-are-they
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