Chard is quite popular in European countries. The microgreens give vibrant color and grow tall very fast. In my case, I used a little bit more seeds (2 oz) for a 10″ by 20″ tray, that’s because the seed hulls make the seeds look bigger. You may want to start with a little lesser.
Celosia is one of the microgreens I haven’t got the chance to try yet. They look stunning and have a mild earthy taste. If you have planted these microgreens before, do let me know the detail in the comment section below.
Carrot microgreens are short, light, and feathery. Although they grow a little slower, everything turned out great at the end of the day. If you had been regrowing a carrot top, the leave and stem would look just like its microgreens.
Cabbage microgreen is one of the most studied types of microgreens. Its nutritional value is enormous, as we’ve discussed in the other article. Cabbage has many varieties, here we only cover some commercially available cabbages that have been commonly used as microgreens.
Buckwheat are types of microgreens that are delicious and healthy. It grows tall very fast, and you don’t even need to pre-soak them. I did soak them a couple of hours for a better germination rate though, you can try your own way. One thing to note for buckwheat microgreens is their “poisonous” substance named fagopyrin.
Broccoli microgreens are types of microgreens that have gained popularity. They have a milder broccoli taste, or bitterness, some say. The slightly bitter taste is due to the presence of a compound called sulforaphane. This compound is actually good for your health.
Borage microgreens are the types of microgreens that you need a little patience to grow. Perhaps, you can try to pre-soak the seed for a few hours to have a better germination rate. In my case, it takes a while to germinate (in soil) with only about 70% sprouting rate, and then some of them germinate later in the week.
Beet microgreens have a vibrantly beautiful red color. It’s not difficult to plant at all, which is perfect for those just starting. The taste is quite similar to beetroot but a little sweeter and less earthy.
Basil are popular types of microgreens to grow. There are many different varieties of basil, as shown in the picture above. Some tastes are strong and sweet, while the others are lemony and cinnamon-like.