Grow Greens Indoors: Sprouts, Shoots, and Microgreens

Grow Microgreens Indoors

February 25, 2020

Grow sprouted seeds, shoots, and young winter greens indoors—all-year round! During winter and colder months, you can still get infusions of fresh greens. No greenhouse or coldframe required! 

In this video, we demonstrate how to sprout seeds with minimal equipment, and show just how simple it can be to grow greens inside for a great source of flavor and nutrition, especially in winter.

  • Bean sprouts are a very nutritious topping for sandwiches, salads, soups, and ethnic foods like Pad Thai. They are very easy to grow—and can grow from start to finish in 3 to 5 days. 
  • Shoots are just very young plants grown to first true-leaf stage in trays. They do need a sunny spot to thrive. Shoots are also great in sandwiches, salads, and pasta dishes. Wheatgrass is excellent when ground into a nutritious juice.
  • Microgreens are similar to shoots—they are small, immature plants grown to the true-leaf stage. Examples are red mustard, red beet, and herbs such as basil and cilantro. 

Enjoying learning how to grow winter greens inside!

See more about how to grow microgreens.

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