Since food is one of the three main requirements for human survival, you would think having immediate access to it, and/or being able to quickly attain it, would be at the top of our priority list of things to know how to do. Unfortunately, apart from a trip to the grocery store, most people lack the ability to feed themselves.
Growing microgreens is one of the quickest and easiest ways to get fresh nutrition-packed food, fast! With some seeds, you can even harvest a crop in just over a week, like these sunflowers I just cut. The tray above yielded just under a pound of fresh power-packed food.
Microgreens are not sprouts. Sprouts are typically “sprouted” in a jar, while microgreens are grown in trays using a growing medium like potting mix or hydroponic mats. And whereas everything on a sprout is eaten – seed, root, stem and leaves – microgreens are harvested after the first pair of true leaves grow out. Only those leaves and stems are eaten.
Microgreens are super nutritious, and they can be eaten raw as a snack, as a garnish or side-dish, in a salad, on a sandwich, or any other way you like..