The selection of fast-growing microgreens just got even bigger with these new introductions for 2016
If your forward planning for spring 2016 wasn’t all it might have been, seedling salad crops offer a quick way of closing the ‘hungry gap’. Alongside the wide range of leaf crops that you can grow as microgreens, there are some intriguing new contenders to try this year:
= Sweetcorn ‘Bodacious’ from Suttons produces intensely sweet shoots; grow them in the dark to produce delicious pale yellow sprouts that can be harvested within 10 days.
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= Alfalfa, also from Suttons, is more usually marketed as a sprouting seed, but it can be grown in trays to produce sweet, pea-flavoured shoots.
= Buckwheat shoots, from The Organic Gardening Catalogue, are very rich in nutrients and can be used for juicing or as a salad green.
= Also try: broad beans, amaranth, red-stemmed radish, garlic chives…
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