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If you’re the kind of person who tries to eat healthy and enjoys salad, you should be growing microgreens. Maybe you already purchase microgreens at farmers markets. If you do, you’re probably getting ripped off. Microgreens are one of the easiest plants to grow. In fact, you can grow them in a container on your windowsill in just a few weeks.
You might be wondering what they are exactly. They are all sorts of things! You see, they are certain plants that you pick and eat shortly after they’ve sprouted (usually once there are a few leaves on them). For example, some plants used as microgreens include: cabbage, carrot, celery, onion, spinach, and various herbs. You can grow them indoors throughout the year and put them on your salads.
Chris Dalziel wrote an article for Attainable-Sustainable.net that explains how to get started. She writes, “Trendy microgreens are a simple solution to getting more vegetables on your plate this winter. Five-star chefs call them ‘vegetable confetti’ and sprinkle them liberally on salads, sandwiches, and plates…”