For those of you missing a little growing why not try sowing some Microgreens (also known as Microleaves). Easy as growing Cress on kitchen roll and in a few days you will be just a snip away from punchy little flavoursome shoots. These can be used to garnish soups, salads, sandwiches or top fish, adding colour and flavour to many dishes and giving a top class chefs touch.
Microgreens are not readily available in supermarkets as they lose their flavour and freshness very quickly so are at their best when home-grown, picked and used straight away and so growing indoors in the kitchen is ideal.
Sow one variety per shallow container on kitchen roll and water. Keep seeds and cotton wool moist and after 7-14 days depending on variety, just snip off shoots at base as required when about 2.5-5cm.
Here are 4 of our favourites to sow now:
Radish Rambo Sprouting Seeds - shoots are a lovely rich red colour that will liven up any plate.
Broccoli Sprouting Seeds - has a mild broccoli taste and packed full of vitamins & nutrients.
Red Cabbage Sprouting Seeds - bright red sprout colour with a light cabbage taste.
Amaranth Red Army - intense reddish leaves with cherry pink stems and has a slightly nutty flavour.
We also have our new ‘Microgreens’ Seed Collection Box containing 10 flavourful and colourful varieties that are easy to grow from seed.