With the cooler weather of fall upon us, it is time to conder moving our gardening efforts indoors, which make growing microgreens an appealing option.
But what to grow as microgreens?
Considering most garden vegetables and herbs can be grown as Microgreens, the options are many. So, which microgreens to grow for your family depends on what your family eats regularly, and Your family’s taste preferences.
Most Common Types oF Microgreens
The broad type of microgreens (listed below in family groups) Should provide the basics of what kind of taste the microgreens will have, and the growing conditions the type of microgreens prefer:
- The Amaranthaceae family includes amaranth, beets, chard, quinoa, and spinach.
- Amaryllidaceae family includes chives, garlic, leeks, and onions.
- The Apiaceae family includes carrot, celery, dill, cilantro, and fennel.
- The Asteraceae family includes chicory, endive, lettuce, and radicchio.
- The Brassicaceae family includes arugula, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, radish, and watercress.
The Cucurbitaceae family includes cucumbers, melons, pumpkins, and squashes.
- The Lamiaceae family includes the most common herbs like mint, basil, rosemary, sage, and oregano.
- The Poaceae family includes grasses and cereals like barley, corn, rice, oats, and wheatgrass.
- The Poaceae family also includes in legumes, including beans, chickpeas, and lentils.