The post below is a timely re-blogging of one of my favorite winter gardening activities: Sowing and Growing Microgreens. I have grown Microgreens for several years and have never been disappointed. Give them a try.
In winter I love sprouting microgreens. The seed companies listed in this post are very reliable. The seeds I bought a year or two ago are still near 100 % viable. I have flats of microgreens growing in my sunniest windows at this time.
Sowing seeds and indoor gardening seem to be dominating my blog posts. I am starved right now for green, tired of the bare branches of trees silhouetted against the sky. I have been sowing seeds in hopes of harvesting Microgreens. Microgreens are harvested from seeds sprouted through the early leafing out stage. I am using seeds from Pinetree Garden Seeds. This is my first attempt at this type of gardening.
I am growing the Microgreens on my windowsill in plastic throwaway containers from cookies and other snacks.
Gather supplies: antique pots to look pretty, throwaway plastic from cookie containers, corn holder for poking holes in the plastic.
Make sure the containers would fit inside my chosen pots before I added the dirt.
Poke holes for drainage in the plastic with the corn holder.
Fill the containers with organic soil.
Water containers of soil and let them drain.
Space the pea seeds out in rows.
Sow the Kitchen Sink Mix en masse.
Cover with one of my favorite kitchen tools, Glad’s Press ‘n Seal.
The seeds are already up…they sprouted in less than two days.
My Microgreens are up and growing fast. I can’t wait to try them in a salad.
Oh My! The Microgreens look terrible…what happened to my lush crop? I’m afraid to say I have already eaten most of it. I pop off the tops of the pea sprouts and eat them like candy. This is reminiscent of the peas I grow outdoors in the Spring. They never make it to my table. Warm afternoons usually find me standing in the midst of the pea patch eating the fresh peas out of the pods. Actually, the microgreens are a complete success. I am really enjoying growing them and most of all eating them. The best use for them so far was garnishing my turkey and Swiss cheese sandwich with a row of them. Oh Happy Day!
The kitchen sink variety is also thriving and perhaps today I will start grazing on them too. Moo!