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 your own microgreens: harvest the sprouts 7 to 14 days after germinationHarvesting Microgreens
Keep the soil consistently moist. Prevent soggy soil by pouring off any excess water that collects in the drip tray after watering. To harvest, snip the microgreens right above the soil line when their first true leaves unfurl (about 7 to 14 days after germination, depending on the green). The microgreens are nutrient-dense and make a healthy addition to salads and sandwiches.

Learn more about growing Salad Greens.