Microgreens - Watercress (Nasturtium officinale) - young leaves with unique taste will enhance the looks and taste of your dishes. Microgreens are young plants used at the early development stage. They resemble sprouts, but they are grown in soil and harvested later, only when they would have developed cotyledons and the first pair of true leaves. Their biggest advantage lays in the fact that they contain a few times more valuable compounds than sprouts or mature plants. Watercress contains glycosides, large amounts of vitamins C, A and E, and minerals. It beneficially affects functioning of the digestive system. It is also recommended in thyroid gland ailments. Fresh, young leaves and shoots display spicy aroma and savoury taste, what makes them a perfect addition to salads, sandwiches, eggs and curd.
Microgreens cultivation is very easy and quick, as only 2 - 3 weeks pass from the sow to the harvest. The plants do not require much space nor care. You may grow them successfully in a container or a box on a balcony, terrace or windowsill. Microgreens seeds should be sown broadly in a thin layer on the surface of the soil and watered thoroughly. Sprinkle the culture with water two times a day and harvest as soon as the first true leaves appear.
Each package contains 2 g of Microgreens watercress seeds - for growing young leaves with an unique taste. A growing guide and the sow-by date have been included in the product information.
- Weight: 2 g
- Use: direct, raw consumption
- Harvest time: 2 - 3 weeks after the sow
- Site: Indoors - containers, warm, sunny place