Microgreens are delicious and packed with nutrients, and you don’t even need to go to a health food store to get them, you can grow them inside your own home! Get started with these 5 best microgreens to grow indoors.
I had a bit of the winter blues a few months ago. My garden was covered in a thick layer of snow, and I just really needed something to do. Something to nurture. Something to grow. And I was in desperate need of some extra vitamins and minerals I was missing from lack of fresh veggies. So I decided to find the best microgreens to grow indoors and start my own little microgreen garden.
Luckily I had a lot of seeds leftover from the previous year’s garden, so all I had to do was find a spare bag of soil laying around my back porch, fill up a tray and start growing! I haven’t gotten to try all 10 of these best microgreens to grow, but I scoured the best internet gardening groups and these 10 were definitely on a lot of people’s must-grow lists. (In case you’re wondering, this is my favorite gardening group on Facebook.)
Also be sure to check out the microgreens FAQ’s at the end, and this post for all the best seed starting trays!
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Lettuces are great for microgreens, and if you let them grow a little longer they can actually turn into baby greens! The only difference is that microgreens are harvest sooner when they are just little sprouts.
You can get a variety packet of seeds, like this one so you can see which type you like the best. I have the Parris Island COS included in this pack in my garden right now. Plus, this pack has over 1200 seeds in it! And when growing microgreens you’ll need a lot.
Most lettuces will take around 10 days to germinate, so don’t stress if you don’t see anything popping up right away. It could take a week or so before you your lettuce microgreens starting sprouting.
Spinach is my daughter’s favorite leafy green, and it also makes a great microgreens too.
This pack of spinach seeds above is bursting with 1000 seeds! Plenty to get your microgreens garden started. Plus the reviews say they get great germination rates, meaning a large percentage of those you plant will actually sprout.
Like lettuce, spinach can take around 10 days to germinate, so give it plenty of time before you resow.
Mustard Greens Microgreens
If you want something a little spicier, mustard greens are perfect to add to your microgreens garden. I totally forgot what kind of leafy green I planted in this one row of my garden the other week, so I pulled off a leaf and bit into it, and was shocked by it being spicy! Then I realized it was mustard greens. They have a bit of a kick compared to other greens, and can liven up a salad.
This pack of microgreens contains 500 seeds, and they should germinate in around 5-10 days.
Kale is one of my favorite things to grow in my garden, or as microgreens. They germinate fairly quickly, around 5-8 days, and there are a bunch of different varieties and colors to try.
This giant pack has three different varieties, including two I have my garden right now! Honestly it’s making me kind of hungry just thinking about it so these have to be some of the best microgreens to grow.
Radishes are some of the best microgreens to grow, and just best all around plants to grow, because they germinate and grow very quickly. In around five days they start sprouting up and you can harvest them fairly quickly after.
I also just think they look beautiful, similar to the kale and other brassicas. Especially this rainbow radish mix has a beautiful little seedling that is almost too cute to eat as a microgreen!
Which microgreen is most nutritious?
While microgreens will vary slightly in the amount and type of nutrient in each, they are as a whole all super packed with nutrients. In fact, studies have shown that microgreens have more nutrients in them than full grown plants. This is because they have all the energy they need to grow bursting out of those tiny seedlings.
What are the easiest microgreens to grow?
Radishes are one of the fastest microgreens to germinate and grow, and require very little work. So radishes are definitely one fo the fastest, easiest, and best microgreens to grow.
Which microgreens taste the best?
That’s a matter of well… taste. Microgreens like mustard greens will be spicy, while kale will be more sweet. It’s really up to what your taste buds like for which are the best microgreens to grow.
Feeling inspired now? Ready to start your own little microgreens farm? Take your pick of these 5 best microgreens to grow and you’ll have some delicious microgreens popping up ASAP.
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