Today we love: Sprout's grow your own microgreens

Today we love: Sprout's grow your own microgreens

Most of us will recall the delights of growing cress on cotton wool at primary school.. well Danish eco start-up Sprout has taken window sill food cultivation up a notch with their just as easy to grow Tasty Garden kits

sprout tasty garden kits are cute and useful

If you're trying to eat more greens, or get your children into the habit of growing some of their own food, having your plants on the kitchen counter or window sill makes sense...no trudging down to the vegetable patch for a lettuce, just get your scissors and snip away. £8.90 for three Tasty Gardens kits at sproutworld.com

Mustard and cress seeds sprout well on cotton wool, as everyone knows, but if you're not a fan and would like some greenery that's more varied though just as easy to grow, look no further than Sprout Tasty Gardens.
 
What you get are little waterproof boxes are made out of FSC-certified cardboard, with hemp mats on which you sprinkle seeds, water them and wait for a crop of microgreens to sprout within a couple of weeks.
 
Microgreens are the first small leaves of a plant which are highly nutritious and are perfect for adding to salads or putting in sandwiches.
 
Choose from:
 
Broccoli – these microgreens have a milder flavour than their 'grown up' version and can be used in salads or even smoothies. It's ready to eat in 5-8 days.
 
Sunflower – these are slightly bigger than some microgreens and take a little longer to grow. Leaves have a mild flavour, like sunflower seeds and are ready to harvest in 10-14 days.
 
Radish – these little plants have wonderful red stalks so look great as a garnish. They have a crisp, fresh taste similar to larger radishes and are particularly tasty in a potato salad. It's ready to harvest in 5-8 days.
 
Cress – the best known of all the microgreens - ready to harvest in 5-8 days.
 
Basil – essential for mozzarella and tomato salad, basil microleaves are ready to eat in 10-14 days.
 
Sprout is a green start-up and all of its products are rooted in sustainability and conservation.
 
 
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