Activity of the Week – Grow a Microgreen Garden

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Activity of the Week

Grow a Microgreen Garden

organic raw food - woman take a microgreens container out of cardboard box

Growing Microgreens on your windowsill is a great way to get some homegrown ingredients into your dishes. In around 7 days you can have a full crop of microgreens to harvest. Things like radish, spinach and basil can be fresh on your plate within the week. Radish microgreens are the quickest, they should be ready in around 7 days but the salad items such as spinach and basil may take up to 10.

What you'll need

Set of roll of paper kitchen towels isolated on the white background
microgreen radish grain and germinated sprout isolated on a white background
Miracle-Gro All Purpose Compost 20L 119764_119765 C (1)


Kitchen Roll

Microgreen Seeds


The girl cuts off with scissors shoots from the young green of red basil. Growing micro greens. Useful concept.

Get a small seed tray or container, this can be as simple as a punnet used for fruit and cover the base with wet kitchen roll. Add a layer of compost, then sprinkle the seeds onto the surface, add another light layer of compost on top and put the tray into your greenhouse or onto your windowsill, one that gets lots of sun is best.

Homemade fresh microgreen from peas, cilantro, mustard, radish close-up on a plate. horizontal top view

Ensure you regularly water or mist the seeds and consider tasting to see how their flavours are developing. Once you’re happy with how they’ve grown and more importantly how they taste, get some scissors, cut your crop, and put them straight into your food. It doesn’t get much fresher than that.

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