According to my husband, microgreens are all the rage. Eager to try my new seed starting set up, I chose to try the Spicy Mix and the Savory Mix from Botanical Interests. Y'all, these are so easy! They are ready to harvest quickly (10 days or so) and add a little something fresh, tasty, and fun to so many dishes.
Fresh! In February!
It's a perfect little window "crop". I have a warming mat and grow light, but didn't really find either necessary. The sunlight shines on my kitchen sink creating a warm, bright little nursery so I just set the trays there through the day. I gave them a little extra boost of warmth and light through the night just because I could.
Evening, under the grow light.
I am not one to give advice (because shoot, what do I know?) but I highly recommend growing something with children. I was inspired early on by many different people and it grew into a lifelong love of gardening (as well as a very happy marriage!) An edible crop couldn't get much simpler than microgreens. This is a great, no fuss, no commitment winter gardening project.