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


Grow Microgreens in doors: press the seeds in to the soilMicrogreen Seeds
Mesclun seed mixes
are a good choice for microgreens: Varieties like Paris Market Mix and Asian Baby Leaf Mix from Renee's Garden ( contain a blend of greens selected because they tend to sprout at the same time. Single-crop microgreens also work. Scatter the seeds over the soil surface, then place the cardboard over the seeds and lightly press them into the soil.