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:
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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.
= Sunflower shoots, also from The Organic Gardening Catalogue, have a sweet, nutty crunch, excellent in salads; harvest them at the seed leaf stage, as the true leaves are bitter.
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