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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.

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Michelle

I learned a lot from this article! We give our cat wheatgrass but never knew how good it was for them! I just bought some seeds to grow our own so our cat can have it all the time.


Kathie Hitt

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Bethany

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