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my own microgreens!

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tall sarah May 3, 2009 06:29 PM

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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    cleopatra999 May 4, 2009 07:45 AM

    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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      tall sarah May 4, 2009 08:03 AM

      I picked them when they were about 1" tall.

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      SQHD May 4, 2009 11:38 AM

      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!

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