By Linda Langelo, CSU Horticulture Program Associate
Micro greens are another source of fresh food. If you don’t like eating a particular vegetable like beets, try beet micro greens. In ten to fifteen days, you can harvest many different choices of vegetable micro greens. You can also grow herbs as micro greens but this will take longer than 15 days and up to 25 days or more. Think of planting a flat of seed of red cabbage and then harvesting the leaves within fifteen days and enjoying a nice mild flavor of the seedling’s leaves. These seedlings do contain a lot of nutrition, but I am not a doctor, just a gardener. So do have a discussion with your doctor if you want to use these for supplemental nutrients. I am just suggesting this might be a way of having a larger palette of greens with a wide array of flavors.
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