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:
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.
Not just juicy and tasty: colourful, too. Try growing ‘Bull’s Blood’ as a microgreen for the ultimate colour hit.
An old classic, and perfectly peppery.
Each seedling packs the flavour of five adult coriander leaves. Tasty.