How to grow your own nutrient-rich microgreens

Microgreens, the tiny, nutrient-packed seedlings of vegetables and herbs, have become a popular choice for home gardeners seeking fresh, flavourful additions to their dishes. Growing microgreens is a simple and rewarding process that can be accomplished with just a few steps. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you cultivate your own vibrant microgreens at home: Seed Selection and Preparation: Start by carefully reading the seed package for any specific preparation instructions. Larger seeds may require overnight soaking to promote germination. Soak them in water and follow the package guidelines for optimal results. Soil and Container Preparation: Lightly moisten your soil until it is damp but not soggy. Pack the soil into your chosen containers to a depth of about 3cm. Gently flatten the soil with your hands, ensuring not to over-compress it. Image credit: Pexels Sowing the Seeds: Sprinkle the seeds evenly over the soil surface. Cover them with a thin layer of soil and spray water to dampen the surface. To lock in humidity, cover the container with cling film, a thin layer of cardboard, or the container lid. Keep the container away from direct light during the germination phase, spraying daily to maintain moisture. Germination and Growth: Once … Continue reading How to grow your own nutrient-rich microgreens