What Are Microgreens And Why You Need Them In Your Life

What Are Microgreens And Why You Need Them In Your Life

Average reading time: 4mins What are microgreens? Micro-what?, Micro-who? You might be asking what are microgreens?  Microgreen is the term used for a juvenile edible plant. Lying between sprout and baby leaf growth stages, microgreens are harvested just as the first true leaf begins to emerge between the seed leaves.  Microgreens are used as colourful and flavourful garnishes in fine dining restaurants, but growing microgreens benefits your health,the environment, and is incredibly easy and rewarding to do yourself.    Little work but large reward Due to the nature of Microgreens being an almost set and forget method, it takes away the manual labour along with the time constraints associated with their mature counterparts. This means the busy parent and the working professional who want to eat healthier and get growing but don’t have the time can get involved, join the community and take back some control when it comes to...
Stephen Fennessy - Nov 02, 2020
Growing Microgreens

Growing Microgreens

We’ve become experts in growing microgreens in Ireland. It’s hard to find something not to love about these beautiful little plants. They are super quick to grow, require minimal amounts of effort and if you look after them, they will look after you AND repay you with interest! Each variety of microgreen is slightly different but here is a very brief rundown of how to grow microgreens. Soaking (if required) Getting water into the core of the microgreen seed is key to kick starting germination. Smaller seeds (think broccoli)  don’t need this as much as the larger seeds (think peas).   Preparing your growing surface. We use coco coir for all our microgreens. Not only is it sustainable and organic, it also holds onto moisture like nothing else meaning less watering and overall happier plants. Microgreens are sown (with a few exceptions) on the very surface of the soil. This...
Denis Manzke - Jun 24, 2020
How to have a constant supply of fresh homegrown greens!

How to have a constant supply of fresh homegrown greens!

  Growing your own microgreens is a really easy, fun and rewarding way to a whole variety of nutrients and minerals to your diet.  The speed with which they grow and the colour, texture and flavour they lend to any meal just add more appeal to their already amazing health benefits. How do you ensure you never run out? Each variety of microgreen has a slightly different growth rate. For simplicity sake, we’ve categorised them into three time scales. Short, medium and long. This is by no means a list set in stone. Each person’s growing environment is slightly different meaning growth can occur at a slower or quicker rate. Most microgreens can be grown for several days if not weeks, after they are ready for harvest for their true leaves, resulting in more of a baby leaf end product. After growing a few crops it will become second nature...
Denis Manzke - Jun 19, 2020

What are microgreens and are they good for you?

Microgreen is the term used for a juvenile edible plant. Lying between sprout and baby leaf growth stages, microgreens are harvested as the first true leaf begins to emerge between the seed leaves. Microgreens are used as colourful and flavourful garnishes in fine dining restaurants, but growing microgreens benefits your health, the environment, and is incredibly easy and rewarding to do yourself.  The moment a vegetable is harvested it begins to lose nutritional value.  In some hardier foods, like apples and carrots, the nutrients can stay around for several weeks. Others like thin and vulnerable salad leaves lose a significant amount of nutrients each and every hour after being harvested. Pre-packaged salads are packaged along with a special mix of gasses known as a modified atmosphere. This keeps them looking fresh and extends their shelf life of up to a week. They may look fresh, but it doesn’t mean they are. Did you also know that...
Denis Manzke - Jun 19, 2020
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What Are Microgreens And Why You Need Them In Your Life

Average reading time: 4mins What are microgreens? Micro-what?, Micro-who? You might be asking what are microgreens?  Microgreen is...
Nov 02, 2020
Growing Microgreens
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Growing Microgreens

We’ve become experts in growing microgreens in Ireland. It’s hard to find something not to love about these...
Jun 24, 2020
How to have a constant supply of fresh homegrown greens!
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How to have a constant supply of fresh homegrown greens!

  Growing your own microgreens is a really easy, fun and rewarding way to a whole variety of...
Jun 19, 2020
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What are microgreens and are they good for you?

Microgreen is the term used for a juvenile edible plant. Lying between sprout and baby leaf growth stages,...
Jun 19, 2020