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4 Fast-Growing Microgreens for Beginners

After last week’s successful mustard seed germination, we’ve done some research and put together a list of fast-growing microgreens for beginners. Depending on where you live, you may have to order some of these gems online. Ok, here we go.

Broccoli sprouts
We love broccoli, both for its taste and health benefits, and we’re excited to try the sprouts. Broccoli sprouts contain sulforaphane, a compound with impressive cancer-preventing and cancer-fighting capabilities. They’re easy and inexpensive to grow at home (ready in 5-7 days) and have a subtle mild flavor. Add them to smoothies, salads, sandwiches, or eat on the side.

Cress sprouts
This is the perfect microgreen. Cress is fast growing and only a small amount of seeds is required for lots of healthy sprouts. Harvest in 4-5 days. Add to tasty avocado sandwiches, your favorite guacamole, a delicious dressing or your everyday salad.

Mustard sprouts
In less than a week you will have spicy, peppery sprouts with a bit of zing. Use them instead of normal mustard – a spicy addition to sandwiches, your favorite fish, or a Swedish yellow pea soup. Or this lovely sauce.

Radish sprouts
These seeds will grow in the blink of an eye. They can be pretty hard to find (at least in Sweden) but have a look online, it’s definitely worth it. Radish sprouts (and mustard sprouts) will develop white root hairs. You may think this fuzzy stuff is mold or mildew, but it is really just healthy root hairs. Nothing to worry about. Harvest in 4-6 days.

Previous posts about sprouts and seed germination:

Step by Step Sprouting Guide

8 Superfood Sprouts

Step by Step Guide to Seed Germination on Paper Towels

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