Microgreens are young vegetable greens that are less than 3 inches tall. They have an aromatic flavor, are high in nutrients, and come in several colors and textures. Often referred to as baby plants, microgreens are a cross between sprouts and baby green plants. However, don’t mistake them for sprouts, which will not have leaves. A sprout’s growing cycle is 2–7 days, while a microgreen is usually harvested 7–21 days after it has emerged from the seed.
Microgreens are like baby greens in that only the stems and leaves are considered edible. In contrast to baby greens, they are much smaller in size and can be sold before being harvested. These plants may be purchased whole at the market and cut at home, allowing them to be kept alive until they are consumed. Growing microgreens is easy, as they can be grown in a variety of locations, including your home, a greenhouse, or even your windowsill.