Growing Microgreens Indoors

Microgreen sprouts are an excellent source of protein and vitamins—Here's how to grow them safely indoors.

By Willi Evans Galloway

Photography by Mitch Mandel

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grow your own microgreens: use cardboard to flatten the soilGetting Started
Select a shallow plastic container with drainage holes, such as a nursery flat or prepackaged-salad box (either clear or opaque plastic boxes work). Fill the container with 11/2 to 2 inches of moistened organic potting mix. Cut a piece of cardboard to fit inside the container. Gently press the cardboard onto the soil to create a flat, even surface.
 

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