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


Growing Microgreens indoors: use a sieve to cover the seeds with fine soilPotting Mix
Using a coarse wire-mesh sieve, sift a very fine (1/8-inch) layer of dry potting mix over the seeds. Set the container onto a drip tray and then carefully water the seeds in with a gentle shower from a watering can. Place the tray on a sunny, south-facing windowsill or under grow lights. Expect the seeds to germinate in 3 to 7 days.