Microgreens are vegetables or herbs that are harvested just after they have sprouted and produced their first set of true leaves that are about 2-3 inch tall. Despite their small size, they pack a nutritional punch, often containing higher nutrient levels than more mature vegetable greens.
Nutritional benefits of Microgreens
Microgreens have a number of benefits, including some big claims like reducing your cancer risk, lowering cholesterol, and more. Your options are essentially limitless when it comes to the types of microgreens you can eat.These microgreens are packed with more Antioxidants, phytochemicals, minerals, and vitamins etc.
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Microgreens are relatively easy to grow on a small scale and can also thrive indoors if indirect bright light is available.
Follow the steps to grow your own Microgreens:
1.Select a container having 4-6 inch upper diameter.
2.Fill the container with well drained and nutrient rich soil leaving some space (About 1 inch) below rim.
3.Scatter seeds over potting soil in a planter and cover with another thin layer of soil.
4.Mist the soil with water and Cover the seed container with a transparent plastic paper.
5.Place near a source of bright indirect sunlight or under artificial bright light.
6.Continue to mist the seeds to keep the soil moist. Do not overwater it.
7.Remove plastic wrapping once seeds start to germinate.
8.After germination the Microgreens will be ready to harvest in 1-2 weeks.