Hehe. See what I did there with the GREENer? But what’s this grass to which I am referring?
Well, it isn’t grass per se, but rather it is….well, see for yourself.
I’m gardening, kids, and it is only MARCH! If that isn’t reason enough to celebrate, I don’t know what is.
One of the things I love the most about my CSA is the weeks when we get these tiny little bags of microgreens. A mixture of kales, chards, asian greens, and lettuces, microgreens are just really young greens, cut and harvested at about 10 days old.
The problem is that the tiny bags are enough for about 1/3 of a salad for me, and they always leave me wanting more.
Being a go-getter, I decided to take matters into my own hands. I bought a bag of mixed lettuce seeds, scrounged up some old plastic containers (the thin plastic clamshells from grocery store lettuce and strawberries have holes in the bottom already), and planted those seeds in some seed starting soil mix.
I went with just plain lettuce for the first go-around, since I wasn’t sure how/if this would work and they were cheap and abundant.
I put the pots in my roasting pan that I’ve never actually used to roast anything, set it on my step ladder, and left it sit near the window with the most light in my house. EASY.
The top picture is what they look like right now, 11 days post-planting, and about 8 days after the second picture.
Technically, I think I could eat them now, but I think I’m going to wait another couple days. I suppose this means that, if we get microgreens in today’s CSA box, that I should give them to the people I share the CSA share with, huh?
We’ll see about that.
I can’t even tell you how exciting it is to have fresh green things to eat growing in my house.
It’s a bit incongruous, though, looking across my dining room table and seeing them growing next to the window; a window that is covered in frost and often blowing snow.
Spring….where are you?!?!
Are you growing anything right now? Have you tried microgreens? They are supposed to be all kinds of super healthy and better for you even than the rest of the leafy greens, but I eat them because I love the taste. The health part is just icing on the cake. Errr….salad.