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Herbs for Micro Mix & Salads

Growing Information:

Herbs for Micro Mix & Salads

See Specific herb or green for growing information. MicroGreens are a tiny form of edible greens produced from the seeds of vegetables, herbs or other plants. They range in size from one to two inches long, including the stem and leaves. Some Microgreens can have only the cotyledon leaves but often they have the first set of true leaves as well. They are generally one to two weeks old when harvested.

Habitat and Description

Growing Herbs for Micro Mix & Salads

Micro greens and Baby Leaf Herbs are packed full of flavour and nutrient rich, use them in salads, garnishes and adding flavour to dishes. Used by top chefs Gourmet salad greens are easy to grow at home, but require good hygiene from sowing to harvesting. All you require is good compost/vermiculite (preffered), clean shallow trays, seed trays or punnets. They can be sown similar to mustard and cress mix, or sow them in vermiculite and place on a warm windowsill or greenhouse in good light. Harvest by cutting shoots close to growing medium surface when the first leaves have just opened, approx 1-2 weeks after sowing depending on time of year. They can be sown throughout the year. Seeds can be mixed for interesting micro mix salads. Also try growing sprouting seeds, baby leaf, baby leaf herbs and Oriental vegetables for microgreens. Baby Leaf Herbs add great flavours to baby lettuce leaf salad mixes.

Some common herbs & greens used in micro mixes.

  • Basil - Micro Greens & Baby Leaf Herbs - Thai, Basil Purple, Sweet and Lemon work well
  • Bulls Blood Beet - Micro Greens
  • Broccoli - Micro Greens
  • Cabbage - Tokyo Bekana - Micro Greens
  • Cabbage - Red - Micro Greens
  • Celery Leaf - Micro Greens & Baby Leaf Herbs
  • Chevril - Micro Greens & Baby Leaf Herbs
  • Chives - Micro Greens & Baby Leaf Herbs
  • Chinese Water Pepper - Micro Greens
  • Coriander - Micro Greens & Baby Leaf Herbs
  • Fennel - Micro Greens
  • Fenugreek - Micro Greens
  • Greek Cress - Micro Greens
  • Kale - Micro Greens
  • Lemon balm - Ideal with fruit, Baby Leaf Herb
  • Mizuna - Micro Greens
  • Mustard - Red Micro Greens
  • Rocket - Micro Greens & Baby Leaf Herbs
  • Purple Radish - Daikon & China Rose Micro Greens
  • Sage - Baby Leaf Herb
  • Salad Burnet - Baby Leaf Herb
  • Sorrel - Baby Leaf Herb
  • Summer Savory - Micro Greens & Baby Leaf Herbs
  • Spilanthes - Micro Greens
  • Swiss Chard - Bright Lights
  • Tatsoi - Micro Greens
  • Watercress - Micro Greens Baby Leaf

Herbs for Micro Mix & Salads

The benefits of Herbs for Micro Mix & Salads

Refer to specific herbs and greens for health benefits.

  • Culantro
  • Cumin
  • Cutting Celery
  • Dandelion
  • Dill
  • Echinacea
  • Epazote
  • Fennel
  • Feverfew
  • Flax
  • Ginseng
  • Goldenseal
  • Herbs for Micro Mix & Salads
  • Hyssop
  • Lavender
  • Lemon Balm
  • Lemon Grass
  • Lovage
  • Marjoram
  • Marjoram, Wild
  • Mexican Mint Marigold
  • Milk Thistle