- Sprouts and microgreens have been found to be higher in beneficial enzymes and phytonutrients than their adult versions
- Tender and delicate flavours you can add to your smoothies, salads, wraps and sandwiches
- Once a sprout becomes a microgreen it has even more nutritional punch
- Wheat grass microgreens have the full spectrum of every mineral you need
- You can cut wheatgrass microgreens and let them regrow, so you can use the same tray/pot of greens for a few weeks before you need to move on to another one
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Sprouts are the fully germinated seeds
Microgreens are densely grown seedlings that have passed the sprout stage and are harvested at the four/six leaf stage before they’re taller than 6cm.
- They need plenty of bright light so they can photosynthesise and create all their superfood goodness
- Grow them in small pots or shallow trays – you can recycle food containers as a great way to do this
- Fill the tray or pot with a good seedling soil mix
- Soak the seeds for 2 to 4 hours
- Moisten your soil then sprinkle your microgreen seeds into it, covering them a little
- Within 3 to 6 days they’ll start germinating
- Within 10 to 14 days you’ll be able to start harvesting
- They’re ready to cut when they are less than 6 cm tall and have more than 4 proper leaves
- Keep a rotation of trays going so you’ll never be out of fresh microgreens
Companion products: check out our sprouting and microgreens kits to set yourself up with the hardware you need to get started, simply and quickly.