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How to grow nutrient-dense microgreens at home

In this video, farmer Ted Chang explains how to grow microgreens at home using recycled strawberry punnets… in other words, no backyard needed.

For those that need a quick refresher: microgreens are considered baby plants – somewhere between sprouts and little leaves. They’re harvested above the soil line when the plant is no taller than about 5cm, which takes 1-3 weeks from when the seeds are sown.

Tiny as they are, microgreens deliver intense flavours, vibrant colours and unique textures. They are dense in nutrients such as potassium, iron, zinc, magnesium and copper, as well as a great source of beneficial plant compounds, like antioxidants.

Learn more about the health benefits of microgreens here,

View the original video here.

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