Carrot microgreens are quick and easy to grow. Carrot greens are incredibly high in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium, and iron. They're also high in dietary fiber, which is good for digestion and nutrient absorption, as well as carotenoids, which are good for your eyes.
Carrot is best suited to microgreen production but can also be sprouted. Sprouted carrot produces quite a low yield.
Latin name: Daucus carota
Health Benefits: High in vitamins A, , C, and K, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, silicon. Good for digestion
- Difficulty: Easy
- Soak: No
- Germination time: 2 -3 days
- Harvest from: 10 - 14 days
- Flavour/texture: Mild flavour with beautiful long leaves
1. Sow your seeds directly on your prepared growing surface - no need to cover with soil if using.
2. Place a tray directly on the seeds and weigh down to ensure good contact with the growing medium and to help the roots dig deep.
3. Keep weighed until the seedlings have germinated and are beginning to push against the weight.
4. Place in blackout when the seedlings are about 2cm tall - use blackout to stretch your seedlings to your desired length.
5. Place in a sunny location or under grow lights to green up your microgreens.
6. Harvest as soon as the seed leaves (cotelydons) have developed fully.