Best Microgreens To Grow FIRST (EASY & HEALTHY)
Do you want to grow microgreens but are overwhelmed by all the different varieties that you can grow? By the end of this video, you're going to know the top four varieties that I recommend when first starting out. For the best microgreens content, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and ring the bell, that way you get notified every time I release a new video on Tuesdays.
My microgreens business is over three years old now and I'm still growing the same four varieties I always have been. There's a reason why I grow these varieties and why I was able to find so much business success growing them. They're relatively easy to grow and my customers love them. All microgreens contain concentrated nutrition, so these are all going to do wonders for your health, but the last one I mention is especially healthy.
Whether you're growing microgreens for personal use or trying to figure out which varieties to grow for your business, I'm going to show you exactly why these varieties are the best ones to start with.
First up is pea microgreens. These are probably my all-time favorite to grow. They're super easy. They never give me any problems and they're actually the fastest to harvest out of all of these varieties. Pea microgreens tend to have higher yields and the variety that I use is Dun Pea (or Speckled Pea). There's a bunch of different varieties you can use for different purposes. There's green peas that have tendrils which are great for chefs. Try out the different pea varieties to see which you like and fit your needs the best. The taste is sweet like sweet peas and these are also a really good variety for juicing.
Next up is radish microgreens. Just like the pea microgreens, these are very easy to grow and are resistant to over-watering, making both of these varieties great options to start with. I use a variety of radish called China Rose because they have beautiful pink stems that really stand out. This is definitely my flashiest variety and the most visually appealing. The flavoring is spicy and they really pack a punch when you eat them on their own. When mixed with other foods, they tend to taste a bit more mild. They're a great option for salads and sandwiches, soups, really anything else that you want to add these microgreens to.
Next up is sunflower microgreens. These can be a little bit trickier to grow, especially because the seeds on the market are inconsistent and this variety also requires more maintenance than pea or radish. Nevertheless, these are a really rewarding variety to grow, if you are up to the challenge. The seed variety to use is called Black Oil. I find that the bigger the seeds you get, the better the plants are will turn out. These sunflower microgreens are actually one of the most popular microgreen varieties in the health niche. Sunflower shoots have a mild and slightly nutty flavor, are really high in protein, and contain elevated probiotics. These are also a really good microgreen variety for juicing, just like the pea.
Next up is broccoli microgreens. These are relatively easy to grow, just like the first two varieties, but are a bit more vulnerable to over-watering. Be careful not to over-water, otherwise you can create an environment that's prone to mold growth. These are the healthiest variety of all the microgreens and contain a nutrient density of 40 times that of the adult broccoli plant. They also contains a concentrated form of the phytochemical sulforaphane, which does a multitude of great things for your body.
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