Indoor Growing: Microgreens
One of the things I am likely to say in a discussion on indoor growing is how little space it takes to grow your own salad greens. All types of salad greens may be grown indoors, however, I happen to have a special fondness for microgreens.
Microgreens are edible salad greens harvested at an early stage of growth, anywhere from 7 to 21 days from seeding. Microgreens are perfectly suited to indoor growing as they are space-efficient, quick growing, colorful, delicious, and fun to grow.
Microgreens are also well suited to container production. Almost any type of shallow container filled with a soil-less growing mix will work well. For home use I prefer round plastic saucers because they are inexpensive, stack well, are the perfect depth for the microgreens, and make for an attractive display.
When growing for chefs I prefer to use larger, rectangular trays in order to get more production. Some types of tray are set up for bottom watering through a capillary mat system. Bottom watering means the plants are never watered from above, preventing soil splashing up and damaging the delicate young leaves.
Microgreens make for a delicate salad on their own or mixed with larger greens. Try sprinkling them on cooked foods, soups, or as a topping on tacos, burritos or even pizza. Enjoy!!