What Are Micro Greens And Can I Grow My Own?

Eating micro greens is a great way to get some extra nutrition and flavor into your diet, but getting started growing and using your own can feel like a daunting task. There are, after all, many micro green varieties and a lot of confusion about the difference between a micro green and a sprout. Here’s everything you need to know about micro green varieties and the best ones to try growing at home.

Micro Greens Vs. Sprouts

A micro green is harvested as a very, very young growth off any edible plant. It is typically between one and one and a half inches long and includes stems and leaves. Micro greens have been around for nearly three decades, and they are rated for sale on a scale of one to five, with five being the best. (Anything less than three is usually not sold). Sprouts are germinated seeds, or an infant plant stem, often germinated in water and harvested only four to six days after sprouting. Microgreens are harvested later in the plant’s growth stage when the first Continue reading

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