HomeblogGet growing microgreens Microgreens are easy to grow and superbly tasty. Here are some of our favourites. Now, I know it’s tempting to lurk inside under your duvet at this time of year and pretend that it’s not gardening time yet. Well, it is gardening time: microgardening time, to be precise. Last year as part of the salad challenge, we grew a number of microgreens. Here are the top five: 1. Lavender An unusual, intensely-flavoured kick of a microgreen. Grow in a covered seed tray in a warm room. Scatter the leaves at the last minute over a tagine, or enjoy on cheese on toast. 2. Shiso greens Another top-flavoured microgreen that shoots up pretty sharpish. Tastes of aniseed and works beautifully as a salad garnish or as a garnish for meat. 3. Beetroot Not just juicy and tasty: colourful, too. Try growing ‘Bull’s Blood’ as a microgreen for the ultimate colour hit. 4. Mustard An old classic, and perfectly peppery. 5. Coriander Each seedling packs the flavour of five adult coriander leaves. Tasty. For tips on how to grow microveg, here’s a guide, and here’s a longer list of salads for microgreens. Share this:ShareClick to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on StumbleUpon (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) 2 Responses Danielle Sussex January 9, 2013 Why is the mini coriander so much more potent? Is it to do with how condensed it is? Reply F&F January 10, 2013 Hi Danielle, Yes – it’s those little seed leaves that do it: they have a stronger flavour than the true leaves. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Object in the image Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.