What are microgreens? Microgreens are sometimes confused with sprouts germinated seeds that are eaten root, seed and shoot. Microgreens, however, include a variety of edible immature greens, harvested with scissors less than a month after germination when the plants are up to 2 inches tall. Simply put, microgreens are the very young shoots of edible plants. The seedlings are harvested shortly after germination when they're highly tender, full of youthful nutrition, and packed with vibrant colour and flavour.
Join Michael to explore how and where microgreens are used best. Big on nutrition and flavour, microgreens can be expensive to purchase. But they can also be grown cost-effectively at home, in a tiny space and with simple supplies. If you have a sunny windowsill, a shallow container, some potting mix and suitable seeds, you've got all the essentials for growing your microgreens.