Get Growing: Grow Your Own Microgreens All Year with Donna Allen

 Thursday, June 24, 2021 
1:30pm-2:30pm  
Train Station Patio

Microgreens are tiny, immature versions of vegetables, herbs, and other plants harvested anywhere from a week to two weeks after germination. They tend to be one to two inches long with the stem and leaves still attached. Microgreens are typically only seen in fine dining restaurants, used as delicately placed garnishes, or for a pop of unique flavor. Research has uncovered that these tiny leaves less than 14 days old contain 4 to 40 times more nutrients than their mature counterparts and can be easily grown indoors year-round.

Donna Allen enjoys gardening of all kinds. Although she is understandably eager to get sowing and have fresh vegetables to eat when the outside ground is frozen. traditional vegetable gardening requires patience. While researching for another program, she read about microgreens.

Now she grows these small greens year-round for the taste, convenience, accessibility, nutrition, and to upcycle her plastic grocery produce containers. Anyone can plant regular seeds on a sunny window in a recycled container. The microgreens appear in a few days ready to be trimmed with scissors and consumed. Seeds, soil and containers will be on hand to plant your own micro garden.

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