What Types of Microgreens Can I Grow?

Microgreens are high packed in fibre, protein and essential nutrients and for those reasons they are highly valued plants.  You can grow these right in the comfort of your kitchen saving you both time and money.

Like all plants, microgreens require light and ventilation to grow, otherwise it will be a slow growth and harvest.  However, there are a number of varieties most conducive to be grown as micro greens. These include:

  • mustard;
  • endive;
  • tatsoi;
  • radish; 
  • watercress;
  • spinach;
  • peas;
  • cabbage;
  • basil

Not only do these seed varieties tend to germinate and grow faster, but they are also most flavoursome and hence very popular all season round.  Once you have successfully grown some of these, you may wish to try your hand at growing some other varieties.

When choosing seeds, we recommend choosing seeds that are in your local area, organic and are as newly harvested as possible. You may have more problems with germinating older seeds. 

Choose a quality soil or peat medium to grow your microgreens to ensure that it has a good chance of germinating from the seeds.  Once it germinates, you may lightly water it once or twice daily and harvest when the first few leaves shoot out from the stem.  This should take between 2-3 weeks from the time of sowing them in soil.  Harvest by cutting the stem and leaves, then rinse and enjoy!