30 Mar '16, 1pm

7 Spring Gardening Ideas For Urban Apartment Dwellers

Delicious microgreens are showing up everywhere from salads to smoothies and juices – and are now a staple of presentation at fine restaurants. Did you know they’re actually not all that complicated to grow from scratch? Instead of dropping big bucks on a plastic packaged container of delicate microgreens at your local gourmet grocery story, try growing them yourself. You’ll need seeds, some potting soil, and a flat shallow tray (a re-used food container or a baking dish would be suitable). You’ll want to source edible, non-chemically treated salad green seeds – some fun greens to grow include arugula, tat soi, mustard greens, radishes, and lettuces. You can shop online or via seed and gardening catalogs. The difference between sprouts and microgreens is that the microgreens are ready to snip and eat once they’ve leafed out and started to photosynthesize – thus, you’ll nee...

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