Can you grow fresh salad greens full of flavor on your windowsill? Many people would love to have locally grown leafy greens available to them every week, and just can’t because they aren’t available. Some just don’t have the money to afford local produce.
Microgreens come from many of the same vegetables you buy at the farmer's market. They are simply harvested in the beginning stages of plant growth. Let's go over the steps to get you started. I've tried to break my process down into simple tasks that are hopefully easy to follow.
I have read several books on the subject of microgreens and The Microgreens Cookbook has a very different feel than all the others. Where the others get caught up in process, this one tries to build a more philosophical foundation on which to grow your microgreens. Brendan Davison doesn’t just want you to do it, but know why you're doing it.
Collards may be one of the most underrated healthy greens out there. While kale gets a lot of the media attention, collards outranked it in the CDC’s nutrient density score. They are high in vitamins A, C, and K. Not to mention having plenty of cancer-fighting antioxidants. Collards are versatile thriving in cold and tolerating hot climates. They are easy to grow in the garden but I found them even easier to grow as microgreens.