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How to grow microgreens

How to grow microgreens

If you’re looking for something to do to keep your green fingers busy, or want to start growing vegetables yourself, then you can’t go wrong with growing microgreens

Despite being tiny, microgreens, microherbs and microleaves are not only packed full of nutrients but taste great in meals too. This super quick and easy indoor gardening project takes up barely any space and has almost instant reward when you’re harvesting in as little as one week! By following this simple step-by-step guide, you can start growing your very own microgreens today

Know before you grow

  • Microgreens are the seedlings of leafy herbs and plants that would usually be allowed to grow to full size, but can be harvested at an early stage

  • Household name microgreens include chives and cress, but did you know you can also get microgreen versions of popular veggies and leafy greens such as onions, broccoli and spinach?

  • You can grow microgreens by either using a water-retaining material like kitchen roll, or with compost. Both methods have their advantages, so it’s up to you what method to use. The most import thing is to keep your seeds consistently moist

Check out our favourite microgreens to grow indoors

How to grow microgreens

You will need

Top tip:  As an easy alternative, look out for our specialised microgreen growing products in-store, which come with everything you need to grow microgreens at home – you just need to add water

How to grow microgreens


  1. Choose from our vast variety of microgreen seeds in-store or online. Because they take up so little space, you can have a few different batches growing at the same time to satisfy all your herby needs

  1. Find a container –this could be anything from a seed tray to an old yoghurt pot. Line the bottom with cut felt or kitchen roll. If you’re using soil, then then fill up the container at this stage and make a shallow hole in the compost with your finger

  1. Sprinkle in a dense but evenly spaced line of seeds (thick clumps of seeds won’t grow properly)

  1. Place the container in a bright spot (a windowsill or under an indoor light) and  water regularly to keep the seeds consistently damp

  1. Your microgreens will be ready to harvest in a week or two. Taste test as they grow and the flavours develop. When you’re ready to harvest, snip them at the base or pull them out by the root and enjoy!