What is the difference?
Initially, they seem to be the same in their growth habit but microgreens are left to grow longer and taller and are eaten when they just begin to form their first pair of true leaves.
I am currently in the process of growing radish microgreens. After one week, they are at this stage:
The mereest hint of true leaves, another couple of days I reckon. We both tried one and you can tell they are radish.
I used to sprout things years ago, gave up, but have now taken an interest again. I don't want to keep using compost as apparently, they grow just as well on paper towel, or better still, on a silicone mat which can be reused time and again.
Neither of us are keen on lettuce and tend to want to cover it in dressing which rather defeats the object. However, sprouts and microgreens, being so flavourful, shouldn't require any or very little dressing so hopefully, a win win situation.
Watch this space!
I'd never heard of growing on silicone mats. If you try I will be very interested in how you get on. I've used kitchen. I like sprouting things in the winter.ReplyDelete
Neither had I. Haven’t got any at the moment though.Delete
A salad without some sort of dressing? Not for me thank you.ReplyDelete
Me neither but reduced dressing is what we are after.Delete
They really are so very good for you as you have all the plant's nutrients trapped in that little leaf and stem, and as you say they are tasty enough not to need any dressing.ReplyDelete
I do love a nice crispy Iceberg lettuce with no dressing though, just a touch of salt and pepper and I could little chomp my way through half a lettuce ... if I didn't get jaw ache first that is!!
I am trying Wasabino, aka washabi lettuce this year, see how it goes. I have now sown some lettuce for microgreens.Delete