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May 3, 2009 06:29 PM

my own microgreens!

So today when I was thinning out my greens to be spaced 4-6" apart, I decided to taste the little seedlings. Um. Delicious. So the ones I pulled out became a microgreen salad that topped my chicken for dinner. Pretty cool & totally unexpected. I had thought those 1st little leaves wouldn't amount to much, but they had lots of flavor. It took a long time to get those darn things pinched off, cleaned & arranged though. I only cleaned 1/2 today, so will save the rest for tomorrow's dinner.

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  1. I have a mesculin lettuce mix that I intend to do this with this year, at what size did you pluck them for microgreens?

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    1. re: cleopatra999

      I picked them when they were about 1" tall.

    2. Be aware that when they are super small, they go "bad" super fast! They don't necessarily rot, but they can wilt faster than the dickens. Enjoy these early Spring treats!