Interested in growing microgreens but not so sure where to start? In this article, we’ll look at some of the best microgreens that you can grow as a beginner.
All microgreens are generally very easy to grow, and some for example like (radish microgreens) can even be harvested in as little as 5 days.
Most microgreens though take about 7 - 14 days from seed to harvest. Which overall makes all microgreens a great beginner crop to start growing you're own food.
I’ll talk a bit about their taste and texture and what it takes to grow each one of them, and if you would like to learn how to grow each specific microgreen step by step on this list then feel free to read my free Microgreen Guide.
Now let's start with the first microgreen on this list.
Best Microgreens For Beginners
Sunflower microgreens are really easy to grow and can be harvested in as little as 8 days. Sunflower seeds germinate in just 2-3 days and prefer to be grown in soil.
Sunflower microgreens are an excellent source of vitamins and include a rich supply of minerals that are key in any healthy diet.
For these reasons, sunflower microgreens are among the most popular in the market. They can be used in salads, soups, sandwiches, and baked goods.
Clover microgreens are fast and easy to grow, as the germination is quick and the success rate is high. Making them a great beginner microgreen.
Clover seeds germinate in just 1-2 days and should be ready to harvest in as little as 8 days. You can use a variety of methods to grow them, such as in a glass, using a wet cloth or a hydroponic pad. Of course, they can also be grown in soil or coco coir.
Clover microgreens make great additive for sandwiches and salads and have a juicy flavor and crunchy texture.
Radish Microgreens are the fastest growing microgreens of all. These microgreens are very easy to grow and can be harvested as early as 5 days. which makes them a great beginner friendly microgreen.
Radish microgreens have a very spicy flavor and very much resemble the case of radishes.
They have a spicy and crunchy flavor that can boost the flavor of salads, sandwiches, and even soups. They can also be added to spring rolls, burgers and wraps.
Due to all there nutritional content they contain many health benefits including cardiovascular, cancer preventive, and weight loss benefits.
Broccoli makes an excellent microgreen, as it is one of the easiest and fastest crops to grow. It grows very well hydroponically but can also be grown in soil.
Broccoli seeds do not require presoaking and germinate in just 2-3 days, The leaves and stems color up quickly and can be harvested in as little as 8 days..
Broccoli microgreens have more nutrients, vitamins and minerals than a head of broccoli. They also have an incredible source of protein and are just super tasty with a flavor similar to cabbage. You can use this microgreen in most dishes or simply as a beautiful garnish.
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 take 2-3 days to germinate and can be grown either in soil or hydroponically, and are ready to harvest in as little as 8 days.
Kale microgreens 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. You can even juice them and add them to wheatgrass shots or even smoothies.
Growing arugula microgreens is a great green to start, it grows very quickly and can be harvested in as little as 6 days. The seeds grow well both in soil or hydroponically, and only take 1-2 days to germinate.
The taste of arugula is definitely on the spicier side of microgreens that actually goes well with salads, sandwiches and wraps. Arugula microgreens also have plenty of cardiovascular, nervous, and digestive health benefits.
Red cabbage is easy to grow and grows quickly! It grows well in soil or hydroponically. The seeds germinate in 2-3 days and are ready to harvest in as little as 7 days.
Red cabbage microgreens are also full of nutrients that help keep you're eyesight protected, you're immune system healthy, and help prevent premature aging.
There’s perhaps no other food like red cabbage that is quite as simple and effective at preventing diseases.
Mustard microgreens grow quickly and uniformly like most brassicas in the right conditions. A fairly warm spot with good airflow and light is essential.
Mustard seeds take about 3 days to germinate and take another 5 to 8 days before being ready for harvesting. Which makes them a very beginner friendly microgreen to grow.
Overall mustard microgreens are fun and easy plants to grow. They come in many colors and have varying degrees of spiciness. They are also some of the healthiest plants out there and are rich in many vitamins and minerals.
Kohlrabi microgreens are fast and easy to grow, and can be grown in soil or hydroponically, the seeds take about 2-3 days to germinate and can be harvested in as little as 8 days.
They can be used to add flavor, texture, and visual appeal to soups, salads and sandwiches, and as with all microgreens, Kohlrabi is not short on health benefits!
It is filled with nutrition that is known to help with digestion, weight loss, vision and other health issues.
Cauliflower grows very fast and is one of the easiest microgreens to grow. The seeds are fairly large, easy to manage, and you can sow them with ease. The seeds take about 2-3 days to germinate and are ready to harvest in as little as 8 days.
Cauliflower microgreens overall have a deliciously mild, fresh broccoli flavor with a peppery bite. They taste great in soups, salads, and sandwiches. They are as healthy as their full-grown shape and provide numerous health benefits.
All microgreens are relatively easy to grow and can be harvested in a short amount of time. Which makes them possibly one of the best foods that you can grow at home.
They will provide you with some much needed nutrition and should be something everyone grows. If everyone grew microgreens then starvation and food shortages would never happen.
Diseases and cancer percentages will fall and overall more people will be living healthier lives. If there ever was a better time to start growing you're own food that time is now.
If you would like to learn how to grow each specific microgreen on this list step by step then feel free to read my free Microgreen Guide.