Broccoli Microgreens ( Brassica oleracea var. italica)
Broccoli makes an excellent microgreen as it is one of the easiest crops to grow. It has a deliciously mild, fresh cabbage flavor and makes a great addition to any microgreens salad or garnishes.
Where a normal head of broccoli can take 100 days to go, these beauties can grow in as little as 8-10 days with the same distinct flavor.
In addition to their nutritional value, they can add flavor, texture, and color to salads and sandwiches. People can also add them to smoothies or use them as a garnish. They are suitable for eating raw, which means that they retain their vitamin and mineral content.
Packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber (Over 220% Vitamin C, also Vitamin A & B6, calcium, iron, and magnesium), these nutrients can help with preventing a range of diseases, managing weight, boosting both mental and physical health, and well-being. Microgreens can offer all of these benefits and possibly more.
Grow on potting mix or soilless medium of your choice in shallow 1020 style trays or 20-row flats. Broadcast seed thickly on the media surface with seeds roughly 1/4" apart, press seeds firmly into the media for maximum soil contact, and cover lightly with sowing mix, vermiculite, or humidity dome.
Microgreens can be germinated on heat mats, in germination chambers, or on greenhouse benches or floors. Bottom water or mist to prevent sowing mix from splashing on the seedlings.
Maintain even moisture and do not allow the sowing medium to dry out. Consider supplemental lighting in any environment where natural light is insufficient, such as in a greenhouse during the short days of winter.