Produces fresh living greens for salads, sandwiches, soups and garnishes in the heat of summer or cold of winter. You just need access to good light (e.g. a well lit bench indoors), a tray/suitable shallow container, water and a growing medium. This mix should be sown weekly and cut when 1 to 2-in. tall for a continuous harvest. Microgreens contain digestible vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that provide a wide variety of nutritional health benefits. They are packed with flavour, colour, texture, living enzymes and nutrients.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.