Family & Friends Microgreens Club
One of our ways to get fresh flavours throughout the winter months is growing microgreens. With 4 to 5 times more nutrition than their mature counterparts, it doesn’t take a lot to pack in the vitamins, minerals, protein and more, along with great taste. We eat these pretty well everyday in everything from soups and salads, to smoothies and sandwiches. My favourite is a simple mixed-microgreens salad with olive oil and a little black pepper. Add some tomatoes, sweet peppers and cukes. Can’t beat the freshness!
We have started a small club with family and friends to share the cost of microgreen seeds, soil, trays, electricity, etc. In our club, everyone pays a small amount and gets the equivalent of a full 1020 tray every 2 weeks, usually with 3 or 4 varieties in their bag / container (supplied by member). We only use certified organic seeds and soil, which may cost a bit more, but much healthier and safer. Buying in bulk helps keep prices in line. Might be worth looking into for your own family and friends!
We have been asked by a few readers if we can sell them seeds and start-up kits. Let us know if you are interested (Canada only), as we do have a great supplier that will help us set up an online store if there is enough interest.
We will share some of our successes and failures as this project moves along. Below are some of the microgreens we have tried so far, along with what we will be growing next season, which goes from about mid September to mid July.