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Microgreens, a highly delicious gourmet treat, are the tiny seedlings of herbs and vegetables that pack a wallop of nutrition in a tiny, tasty form. Larger in size than sprouts, microgreens are the next stage of plant growth with at least two “true” leaves. Grown at home, microgreens are superbly fresh when harvested. New Zealand floral designer Fionna Hill speaks enthusiastically about the potential of raising these in a limited garden space, such as in a container on a windowsill. Saying that microgreens offer the opportunity for a variety of colors, flavors, and textures in table food, she points out that these are fun activities for teaching children how to garden. Along with instructions on how to grow microgreens in the garden or containers, she provides a list of seed resources, including those in the U.S., and offers a variety of recipes for these tiny seedlings.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden