Imagine if you went to Mars or the Moon in a spaceship. What would you eat to stay healthy? Astronauts are discovering all sorts of ways to grow food so they don’t have to go without fresh leafy greens in outer space.
Microgreens are especially good for growing in spaceship (or on your kitchen bench) because they grow fast and they don’t take much room. The best thing is that these tiny wee plants are packed full of nutrients.
So what’s a microgreen? Basically it’s a baby vege plant just one stage bigger than a sprout. It might be the beginnings of a carrot, a radish or a cabbage - pretty much any vege or herb plant can be a microgreen.
Microgreens are cute, crunchy and fun to grow!
You will need:
TIP: Sow some seed every week so you will never run out of microgreens!
What happens to seedlings that don’t get enough light? Find two small shallow containers and line them with layers of paper towel. Water enough to wet the paper towel and then sow some seeds. Put your seeds in a warm place until they are growing and then cover one lot of seeds to block out the light. Keep the other in bright light. Leave them both in the warm place to grow. See what happens.
TIP: Add microgreens to your favourite pizza or burger.
Easy to grow micorgreens are delicious on pizza and in sandwiches