Growing Microgreens for the Mississippi Gardener

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Growing Microgreens for the Mississippi Gardener


Gary R, Bachman


Microgreens are a fun way to add variety to your daily meals. They are nutrient-dense and
colorful. They have fresh flavors and a tender crunch. And they are easy to grow.

Learning goals for the item

Definition of microgreens; directions for growing microgreens; benefits of microgreens

Appropriate audience

Home gardeners, local growers, fresh market growers

A list of references (key references - cited or suggested)

Xiao, Zhenlei, Gene E. Lester, Yaguang Luo, and Qin Wang. 2012. Assessment of Vitamin
and Carotenoid Concentrations of Emerging Food Products: Edible Microgreens. J.
Agric. Food Chem. 60(31):7644-7651.
Lee, Jung-Soo and Wallace G. Pill. 2005. Advancing Greenhouse Establishment of Radish,
Kale, and Amaranth Microgreens through Seed Treatments. J. Kor. Soc. Hort. Sci.
Franks, Eric and Jasmine Richardson. 2009. Microgreens: A guide to growing nutrientpacked
greens. 1st ed. Gibbs Smith, Layton, UT.

Keywords (separate keywords or phrases with a comma)

microgreens, health benefits

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Review Summary

This fact sheet explains microgreens, their uses and nutritional benefits and differentiates them from sprouts. It outlines several methods for growing microgreens. Crops species and days to harvest are listed. Sources of materials and seed are provided. The fact sheet is attractively presented and well-illustrated with informative photos. If it were to be updated/revised in the future, some cautions for food safety should be included, such as washing hands before handling the seed and the harvested greens, as well as cleaning the scissors, etc.

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