Five Microgreens To Grow In Monsoons
With the increasing consciousness around health and nutrition, people are becoming more aware of the amazing health benefits associated with microgreens. These are not only easy to grow but are low-maintenance plants. For people new to this word, let me introduce you to micro greens and the popular varieties that can be grown this monsoon.
What are microgreens?
Microgreens are young seedlings of palatable vegetables and herbs. They can be harvested and consumed a week to 10 days after the cotyledon — a portion of the embryo within the seed — leaves have formed in contrast to bigger herbs and vegetables that take weeks or months to mature.
These little variants, which can have up to 60 distinct types, barely reach heights of a few inches. Originally, because of high prices, microgreens were only available in upscale restaurants and specialty grocery stores. But with the easy availability of seeds and consciousness around organic planting, microgreens are becoming widely popular. Here we have recommended five microgreens that can be grown easily during this monsoon season.
An excellent microgreen to start with is radish. Regardless of the temperature, these germinate within 1 to 2 days and develop swiftly. In about ten days, they are often ready for harvest. Minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants are abundant in radishes. These are harvested at the cotyledon stage when their first pair of genuine leaves emerge.
Beetroot microgreens not only provide a vibrant color but also have a wonderful flavor. These microgreens are full of nutrients and, like several various microgreens, are a fantastic source of vitamins A, B, C, and E. These little greens, like their adult counterparts, are delicious. Use them to give your salads, sandwiches, soups, and other dishes color and nutrition.
Within 10–12 days of the germination process, broccoli microgreens are ready for harvest. They are the baby counterpart of mature microgreens. These are 40 times as nutrient-dense as their olde counterparts. These are simple to grow and are rich in vitamin C. Choose a smoothie with broccoli when you need a strong dose of nourishment. If you have young children, covertly add broccoli microgreens to their salads.
Red Cabbage microgreens
Red cabbage is the healthiest microgreen to consume and looks fantastic with a vibrant purple hue in a salad. The taste of cabbage greens varies a little bit depending on the variety. However, they typically have a delicate flavor, resembling a blend of spinach and cabbage with a hint of broccoli. Due to their cruciferous nature and excellent nutritional content, red cabbage microgreens are similar to kale microgreens.
Bok Choy microgreens
The tantalizing Bok Choy microgreens, also known as pak choi microgreens, give your dishes a cabbage-like flavor and crispy texture. It is one of the most well-known microgreens. They are ready for harvest within 10-15 days of planting, thus making them a fantastic choice for repeat cultivation.
Growing your microgreens gives your diet and food an instantly available, nutrient-rich taste boost. These tiny plants are simple to grow and develop from seeds into harvestable microgreens within a few days to a few weeks. These are super quick and easy to grow. The radish, broccoli, beetroot, red cabbage, and bok choy microgreens are the five most tasty varieties to try cultivating this monsoon.
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