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Ashleigh Smith

Jan 14
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Learn More About Sprouts And Microgreens

Sprouting and Microgreens are some of the easiest ways to grow plants. Sprouts are the earliest stage of growth following seed germination. Typically you can eat sprouts in a matter of 3-10 days making it a great option for snacks or enhancing your regular meals.

Microgreens take a few days longer being ready for harvest in 7-21 days. They are the next stage of growth as the seedling develops its cotyledons which are full of important nutrients.

We are always striving to offer you the best selection of seed for these two growing purposes as they are not only easy to grow, but offer superior nutritious benefits unmatched by most mature plants.

A special subcategory of microgreens is Wheatgrass. For the past few years there has been a bit of a craze over including greens in your smoothies and drinks. This is no fad, it is an effective way to get your daily servings of leafy greens in.

But did you know Wheatgrass is the source of the most effective green juices. It is linked to many health benefits both for preventative and healing purposes. If you struggle with digestive issues I would recommend researching the benefits of wheatgrass to learn how it could help you enjoy your life more fully.

To learn more about how to grow special varieties of sprouts, microgreens, or wheatgrass and why they are so valuable in your everyday diet check out these recommendations:

Books For Success In Growing Sprouts And Microgreens

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I'm Ashleigh Smith, a native to Northern Utah. I first gained a love of gardening with my grandmother as I helped her each summer. I decided to make a career of it and have recently graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Horticulture from Brigham Young University - Idaho. My studies have focused on plant production while I also have experience in Nursery & Garden Center Operations.


True Leaf Market

Hi Cathy, the types of seeds I was referencing include such plants as tomatoes and other nightshade vegetables. Because the foliage of these plants contains toxic components to people, their sprouts and microgreens also contain these same toxins. However, their fruits do not. When it comes to growing sprouts and microgreens I would recommend only using seeds specifically marked for this type of use to avoid the use of seeds that are unsuitable for digestion.

Cathy Green

In your article about microgreens in the National Garden Bureau you said some seeds should not be used for microgreens because they could be dangerous. What would those be?

Bill vog

Amazing micro green deluxe kit, great value!