Microgreens are a great addition to any salad garden and are by far the most popular type of greens being eaten today. But which are the best microgreens? Which are the best vegetables to plant? And which are the best foods to eat grown in the garden?
In order to answer these questions we need to look at the differences between eating microgreens and growing your own. The good news is that eating microgreens is very easy indeed and can also be very tasty and pleasant (if you do it right) so eating your favorite microgreen is a great way to enjoy fresh, crisp vegetables with a nice crust of butter on top. The problem comes when microgreens are over-watered. When they are over-wedged, mushed together and drowned in excess water, they become soggy and go flavorless.
So, what are the best vegetables to grow if you want tasty, healthy vegetables that are small enough to fit into your yard without drowning them? The best vegetables to plant in containers are young seedlings like squash or zucchini, carrots and snap peas. They will be small but strong and very tough. And as they grow, their leaves will get bigger and their flavor will improve.
So which are the best microgreens? Which are the best vegetables to plant? Well, the key lies in your soil and how much nutrition your soil has. If your soil has lots of nutrients and if you plant the right vegetables in the right places, you will have healthy, strong plants full of color and flavor. But if you are planting microgreens in nutrient-poor soil and you do not treat your microgreens with compost, your microgreens will die very quickly because they cannot absorb enough nutrition from the soil.
Which are the best microgreens? My favorite vegetables are peas and carrots. They look great growing in containers, look even better when tied with string or with a hand tied loop and can be easily stored in a dustbin or in a cardboard box for two weeks. And they taste absolutely great.
What are the best vegetables to grow? That is a question you will answer based on the conditions you find yourself in. And also based on the soil conditions you find yourself in. If your soil is sandy, carrots and snap peas are probably going to look good in your backyard.