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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Southern Gardening: Home gardeners can grow microgreens

Some of the garden vegetables I miss in the summer are leafy greens. High temperatures cause undesirable bitterness in the greens, and I don’t like high temperatures, either. But there is a way you can enjoy fresh-grown greens in the summer and not even leave the air conditioning: You can grow your own microgreens.

Growing microgreens is a fun way to add fresh flavors and a tender crunch to your dishes. I have been growing microgreens for about five years, and they are easy for the home gardener to grow.

Microgreens are young, immature, densely grown seedlings of selected vegetables and herbs. At harvest, which ranges from seven to 21 days after germination, microgreens are approximately 1 to 3 inches tall. At this stage, depending on the species grown, the harvested microgreens consist of the stem, cotyledon and developing true leaves.


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