Have you ever dragged your feet on doing something even though it was extremely simple to do? Something that you knew would be easy to tackle, would require little effort and afterwards you would be so glad you did it? Well, that is my story when it comes to growing microgreens. Unopened seed packs have been sitting on my kitchen counter for months. Then one day, out of the blue – I stopped planning and started planting.
Last summer I received a pack of sunflower microgreens seeds from Botanical Interests. Their packages are printed with colorful illustrations and lots of helpful growing information on the back. And if you peek inside, you’ll find there’s more good stuff printed on the inside! I learned the hard way that it pays to read the details on seed packs to help ensure you start seeds the right way. Not all seed packages are informative, that’s one of the reasons why I choose certain seed companies over others. It’s quite handy to have key information right in your hands when you’re getting ready to plant. I followed Botanical Interests’ instructions and things turned out beautifully!
Here’s a step-by-step photo guide on how to grow sunflower microgreens:
I enjoyed growing and eating my own, homegrown microgreens so much and can’t believe I waited so long! As soon as I harvested the first batch, I immediately started another set of seeds. I didn’t realized how much I missed growing edibles over our long, cold winter. This little project was exactly what I needed to get me in gear for spring gardening!