Microgreen Mix – Gourmet - €2.50

Mircrogreen Mix – Gourmet is a gourmet blend of delicious varieties of vegetables, salads and herbs suitable for eating as baby leaves.

If grown in a bed, loosen the soil and rake it smooth and level, scatter the seeds about 0.5cm apart.  Rake it over again.  If sown in trays you’ll need a minimum of 5cm depth of seed compost.  Scatter seeds into trays and cover with 0.5cm compost.

Sowing: Indoors – sow at regular intervals all year round.  Outdoors – sow from April to September.  Harvest when seedlings are 3-6cm tall.

Approx. seed count: 5g

Microgreens

Microgreens include a variety of edible immature greens, harvested with scissors less than a month after germination, when the plants are up to 2 inches tall. The stem, cotyledons (or seed leaves) and first set of true leaves are all edible. They will be ready to harvest about two to three weeks after planting. Look for the first set of “true leaves” as a sign of readiness. Snip the greens just above the soil line.

Fine dining chefs use microgreens to enhance the beauty, taste and freshness of their dishes with their delicate textures and distinctive flavors. Smaller than “baby greens,” and harvested later than “sprouts,” microgreens can provide a variety of leaf flavors, such as sweet and spicy. They are also known for their various colors and textures. They are considered a specialty genre of greens that are good for garnishing salads, soups, plates, and sandwiches.

 

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