Interested in growing microgreens but not so sure where to start? In this article, we’ll look at some of the easiest microgreens that you can grow.
I’ll talk a bit about their taste and texture and what it takes to grow each one of them, so whether you're a beginner or a pro here's a list of the top 10 easiest microgreens to grow.
Easiest Microgreens To Grow
Radish Microgreens are the fastest growing microgreens of all. Radish microgreens have a very spicy flavor and very much resemble the case of radishes. These microgreens can be added to soups and sandwiches for a spicy and crunchy flavor.
Radish seeds don’t require soaking before planting. Germination for radish seeds is typically about 4 days and microgreens are ready for harvesting between 8 to 12 days.
Radish Microgreens are also rich in in beneficial nutrients such as enzymes, antioxidants, protein, and minerals. If you are also looking for vitamins in microgreens, radish has them all.
Due to all this nutritional content they contain many health benefits including cardiovascular, cancer preventive, and weight loss benefits.
Sunflower microgreens are among the most popular in the market and are super easy to grow. Sunflower microgreens can be used in salads, soups, sandwiches, and baked goods. You can even juice them and add them to wheatgrass shots or even smoothies.
The germination window is about 1 to 2 days and the microgreens should be ready to harvest in about 7 to 10 days total.
Sunflower microgreens are also an excellent source of vitamins and include a rich supply of minerals that are key in any healthy diet.
Due to their nutritional content they provide many antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and cardiovascular benefits.
Growing arugula microgreens is a great green to start, they do not require soaking and usually germinate within 5 days.
The average harvesting window is between 10 to 14 days. They are ideal as they grow well in both cold and hot temperatures.
Arugula is also microgreen that foodies and chefs love for its zesty flavor that spices up most dishes. They have an initial nutty flavor that fades into a earthy, peppery, and pungent taste. They go well with salads, sandwiches and wraps.
Arugula microgreens have plenty of cardiovascular, nervous, and digestive health benefits.
Wheatgrass has become a very popular health food. Wheatgrass is best when it is juiced and can be mixed with other juices, you can even add it to a smoothie with frozen fruit.
It can also be enjoyed fresh in salads and other meals.
This amazing microgreen is filled with vitamins and minerals which will provide you many health benefits.
Wheatgrass also offers a good amount of dietary fiber, which helps control body weight and regulate the metabolism.
Broccoli microgreens are amazing because they actually contain all of these essential and powerful nutrients just 8-12 days after germination.
Broccoli microgreens germinate pretty quickly with the full germination time being around 4 days. These microgreens are also notorious for growing fast and can be harvested as early as the 7th day
Broccoli microgreens have more nutrients, vitamins and minerals than a head of broccoli. In addition to sulforaphane, broccoli microgreens are also high in vitamins A, C, and K, protein, and are preventative towards a number of health conditions including Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis and cancer prevention.
Broccoli microgreens can be used in salads, soups, sandwiches, and baked goods. You can even juice them and add them to wheatgrass shots or even smoothies.
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Red cabbage microgreens meet all the criteria for what is traditionally considered to be a superfood. From protection against disease to managing weight and cholesterol, there’s perhaps no other food as simple and effective.
If you choose to live a healthier lifestyle with natural unprocessed foods, then red cabbage microgreens are the way to go.
Red cabbage microgreens are full of nutrients that help keep you're eyesight protected, you're immune system healthy, you're bones healthy, and help prevent premature aging.
Cauliflower microgreens are easy to grow and have a deliciously mild, fresh broccoli flavor with a peppery bite. They also provide numerous health benefits.
Cauliflower microgreens are one of the most attractive microgreens to grow. They look very uniform with glossy dark green leaves and violet stems.
They are an excellent choice as a base for any microgreens salad or just added to salads. Because of their crisp texture, they’re also a great raw topping for sandwiches or burgers.
Kale microgreens are simply young versions of the same plant. They are fast and easy to grow, making them a great microgreen for beginners.
Kale seeds do not require pre-soaking. The germination rate is normally 4 days and microgreens are ready for harvesting between 9 to 10 days.
Kale microgreens also contain as much as 4 times more nutrients then a full mature kale plant. Which makes it a very beneficial microgreen for you're overall health.
Kale microgreens have a flavor of mild cabbage or kale, but taste slightly sweeter. They can be used in salads, soups, and sandwiches.
Kohlrabi microgreens are fast and easy to grow, making them a great microgreen for beginners. They also have many disease fighting properties.
These flavorful microgreens make a great base for any microgreen salad. The interesting color combinations make them great garnishes or additions to any soup or sandwich.
Mustard microgreens are fun plants to grow. They come in many colors and have varying degrees of spiciness, and are easy to grow.
Mustard seeds take about 3 days to germinate and take another 5 to 8 days before being ready for harvesting. Mustard seeds do not require soaking and grow best in soil or a hydroponic medium.
They are also some of the healthiest plants out there and are rich in Vitamins A, B6, C, K, E, calcium, fiber, potassium, and so much more.
It is said that the antioxidants in mustard greens are second only to kale. Which makes these microgreens capable for fighting off diseases and environmental distress.
Overall microgreens are super easy to grow and are a great way to get started with growing you're own food. Not only can they be a sustainable source of food but also a very healthy one.
If you would like to read an in-depth guide on learning how to grow each specific microgreen on this list step by step then feel free to read my Microgreen Guide.