For several years now, I’ve been thinking about growing microgreens at home. I have been buying them for about a decade at the fruit and veg stores, dropping $5-$7 for a paltry 100-150g of them, at least once a week because I like them so much as my “green” choice on… everything. Burgers. Sandwiches. Pizza. Pasta. Sushi. Mixed in my salad. You name it.
For the longest time, I didn’t even bother looking into growing my own microgreens because I thought it would be an expensive and intensive thing. After all, if you’re paying up to $7 for a hundred grams of the stuff, it must be labour intensive, require high skill, and have many hidden costs, right?
That’s what I thought. Then last year, I decided to really look into it. I saw my favourite seed vendor, West Coast Seeds, sold little $10 packs of “bulk seeds” for microgreens (hah hah! I soon would really find out what bulk seeds are for microgreens), including stuff like arugula, amaranth, pea shoots, sunflowers, beets, and something they called a “2 week microblend”. So I picked up a few packages and went home to do research.
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