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Grow Your Own Microgreens

Hey gardeners, do you want to learn how to grow your own microgreens at home or in your classroom? If so, then today's new 'gardening tool' will have you sprouting for joy! Growing your own microgreens is a wonderful activity that requires very minimal materials and yields an abundance of growth.


If you are looking for a fun way to introduce your kids to gardening then this is an easy and enjoyable way to start! The rapid growth of the sprouts makes it a fun way for gardeners of all ages experience the rewards of measured growth. Scroll down and dig in to this new gardening tool! Scroll all the way down to download your gardening tool badge for this activity!

Materials Needed To Grow Your Own Microgreens

-Sprouting Seeds

-Paper Towels

-Container (a lettuce container, takeout container, rotisserie chicken container)

-Spray bottle for misting to keep sprouts moist

Bonus: Microgreens are packed with nutritional value and taste delicious with eggs, on a sandwich, mixed in your salad, in your soup and more!


🌱Helps develop fine motor skills

🌱Can be done at home and in school

🌱Observe the full plant life cycle up close

🌱Provides opportunities for kids to engage with their peers

🌱 Gardening can make you feel calm and relaxed

🌱Encourages a sense of pride and validation

🌱Boosts self-confidence


Gardener Kelsey's Tips:

-Don’t like broccoli? Try a salad mix, radish, alfalfa, beans, peas! All of them will taste/look slightly different :)

-Microgreens should last about 10-12 days in the fridge but use your best judgment! If they start to get slimy and wilted (like lettuce) it's time to get rid of them.

-South facing windows usually receive the longest window of light! Try those first when you are looking for a spot to keep your tray.

-This method is purposefully done with as few items needed as possible. You can of course use a microgreens tray, heat mat or seed starting mix to grow these! But ANYONE can grow microgreens with an old plastic container and a few paper towels!


Hey gardeners, did you grow your own microgreens? If so, congratulations, you just earned yourself the 'Microgreens Gardening Tool Badge'!

--> Click the badge to download a pdf sticker for your Gardening Tool Badge Collector Sheet

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