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Micro-greens make an awesome accompaniment to your indoor herb garden. It makes perfect sense that we would want to be eating some of the freshest and most nutritious food. These sprouts are an excellent source of protein and vitamins and even easier to grow than windowsill herbs.

Here's how to grow your own:
Select a shallow plastic container with drainage holes, such as a nursery flat indoor seed starting kit or pre-packaged-salad container. (make sure there are drainage holes) Fill with 1½ to 2 inches of moistened organic potting mix. 

Meslcun Salad seed mixes are a good choice for micro-greens and an Asian Baby Leaf Mix contain a blend of greens and they tend to sprout at the same time. (check the back of the seed package) Scatter the seeds over the soil surface and lightly press them into the soil.

Add a very light (⅛-inch) layer of soil mix over the seeds, then carefully water the seeds in very gently. Place the seed tray onto a drip tray in a sunny windowsill. The seeds usually germinate in 3 to 7 days.

HARVESTING MICRO-GREENS
Keep the soil consistently moist. Pour off excess water that collects in the drip tray after watering. Do not over water but do not let the seeds dry out. Make sure they remain evenly moist. To harvest, snip the micro-greens right above the soil line. Micro-greens make a healthy addition to salads, sandwiches smoothies and snacks.

Happy Micro-Green Gardening!


 

 



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