How to Grow Microgreens

Some time ago, I was really intrigued with some food photography that I would often see that included tiny bunches of microgreens. Now if you are not aware of microgreens, they are essentially the first few leaves that sprout from a herb, or vegetable that you seed and grow. I was not only intrigued by the beauty of these microgreens, but also the health benefits. After doing a bit of research, I found that these little sproutlings pack a punch in flavor, and more importantly, nutrients. With that said, I set out to grown a fairly large amount of microphones that I included in many of my meals.

How to plant Microgreens

Microgreens are really easy to plant, and can be used in pretty much any recipe.


  • Plastic container(s) greater than 2 inches deep
  • Organic Potting Mix
  • Water
  • Array of Seeds (I used Mesclun, Green Leaf Lettuce, Arugula)
  • Sunlight
  • Non-leak container to house the plastic containers

Begin by fully soaking the potting mixture. You want it to be really wet as your goal is to never let the potting mix to go dry as you are growing the microgreens. Once the mixture is fully wet, add some of the mixture, at least 2 inches deep into the containers. I asked the folks at my local Sendik’s store for the large strawberry plastic containers as the containers have slits in them which would allow the moisture to escape, if needed.

How to grow microgreens

Take a seed and plant it about 1/8 to a 1/4 inch deep into the soil, and repeat, about 1/4 inch apart. Repeat with however many seeds you want to plant.

Place the container near a window that gets plenty of sun. Keep the water moist throughout the growing process.


You will be amazed at how quickly these sprout. You can begin harvesting as soon as the leaves sprout. Simply trim from the stem, and give a simple rinse. Use them on soups, salads, sandwiches, or heck, pretty much anything.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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