Microgreens

Microgreens

 

Sprouts are eaten root and all. A Green's roots are buried in something (soil or some other moisture holding something) - so we don't eat them. Greens are just a plant which grows vertically and which we harvest by cutting it close to its base.

Some of these seeds form gelatin sacks - they are called mucilaginous. Those seeds will never sprout in a conventional sprouter using common sprouting methods. We are experimenting with alternative methods to sprout mucilaginous seeds - and we will certainly share them with you, if and when we establish a consistent technique. Mucilaginous seeds store water around themselves, which is a totally awesome trick in nature - but makes a slippery mess in a normal Sprouter, but they do make great Greens - we call them Micro-Greens.

Any tiny seed; (alfalfa, clover, broccoli, arugula, cabbage, cress, radish.....) will produce such a plant if grown in this manner, but we don't list them all here, we just list the ones most commonly grown as Micro-Greens - but - feel free - try any tiny seed. Experiment!

We were growing Micro-Greens in the early 1990s. Virtually nobody was interested in them back then, so we focused on our sprout business (which of course also included Grass and Greens). Over the years, Micros have grown to be generally accepted. Since we never spent a lot of time growing them due to our customer's lack of interest, and our immersion in all things sprout, we fell behind in this field. We have been trying to make up for lost time, and have been working with a huge variety of seeds in the recent years, looking for those that will perform well as Micros, and searching for ingredients for a mix we can offer to you. Along the way we have learned a whole lot about Micro-Greens. Our offerings are vastly improved, and our instructions will take you to the brink of gardening. Of all our new offerings, we are most proud of our mix - Bruno's Indoor Garden. We have never had to spend so long working up a combination of seeds. It took us years - literally - to get what we were looking for. As proud as we are of Bruno's Indoor Garden, we are prouder still of our new instructions for growing Micro-Greens. We feel like we're on the verge of bridging the gap between kitchen and garden. We are having so much fun!

Among the seeds we have been working with are; many varieties of lettuce, kohlrabi, orach, basil, turnip, and carrot, as well as a wide assortment of mustards. Some of these made their way into Bruno's Indoor Garden, others are still being experimented with. We expect to have more mixes as well as straight seed offerings, in the future.
As almost all of these seeds are hard to find from organic sources, and are very expensive - we can not stock large quantities. For those reasons several of the items on this page are offered by the 1/2 pound.
We determined many years ago that selling fractional pounds of our sprouting seeds did not work financially. We are a business after all, and to our way of thinking, Sproutpeople is one of our children. It is a living organism. The foremost thing is survival. Please accept our choices. If we ever find it workable to offer fractional pounds of other seeds, we will. Another reason why it makes sense here is that our newest instructions require a fraction of the seed required by more traditional Micro-Greens instructions, so 1/2 pound will go a long way if you choose to grow as we propose.

Have fun growing these, and educating yourself. This is cutting edge stuff in Sproutville.



THE SEEDS

  1. Arugula Micro-Greens

    Arugula Micro-Greens

    Perhaps the most popular salad green known to humankind, Arugula is a major ingredient in salad mixes around the world! Now you can have it's mild peppery flavor anytime you want it in the form of a Micro-Green. Our Arugula comes from a...
    $23.32 Lb.
  2. Broccoli Micro-Greens - Conventional

    Broccoli Micro-Greens - Conventional

    The most famous sprout in America? Mild flavor, mild crunch, big time nutrition - here in the form of a Micro-Green. Easy to grow. Note: This is the same seed we sell for Broccoli Sprouts. This Broccoli is Conventional. It is not from a...
    $24.90 Lb.
  3. Broccoli Micro-Greens - Organic

    Broccoli Micro-Greens - Organic

    This is our Organic Broccoli seed. The most famous sprout in America? Mild flavor, mild crunch, big time nutrition - here in the form of a Micro-Green. Easy to grow. Note: This is the same seed we sell for Organic Broccoli Sprouts. This...
    $29.75 Lb.
  4. Bruno's Indoor Garden Micro-Greens Mix

    Bruno's Indoor Garden Micro-Greens Mix

    Tatsoi, Purple Kohlrabi, Red Russian Kale, Red Cabbage, Turnip, Alfalfa, Arugula, Cress, Red Giant Mustard, Red Oak and Green Romaine Lettuce, Mizuna, Pink and Purple Orach The most amazing Micro-Greens Mix on our Planet! Bruno's is a...
    $24.83 1/2 lb.
  5. Buckwheat Lettuce

    Buckwheat Lettuce

    Whole Buckwheat In Hull for Growing Greens Very tender thin shoots with cute, and outrageously tender leaves and attractive red tinged stems. Our Buckwheat comes from a source which is certified organic.
    $6.54 Lb.
  6. Cabbage Patch Micro-Greens

    Cabbage Patch Micro-Greens

    Red Cabbage and Green Cabbage Wonderful Cabbagey flavor! Here in the form of a Micro-Green. You may also sprout this as you would Cabbage. Frankly, we prefer sprouts, but that's just us =:-). Our Cabbage comes from sources which are...
    $22.22 Lb.
  7. Celery Micro-Greens

    Celery Micro-Greens

    A profoundly tiny seed, Celery grows a tiny Micro-Green. Personally, we find it very bitter. It is the slowest seed we've worked with in our lives, but the plant it grows is adorable. Our Celery comes from a source which is certified organic....
    $20.20 1/2 lb.
  8. Chia Micro-Greens

    Chia Micro-Greens

    A profoundly slippery (mucilaginous) seed when wet. Most famous thanks to Chia Pets . Chia is the pets "fur". Chia is very nutritious and is easy to grow as a Micro-Green. Our Chia comes from a source which is certified organic. Note: We...
    $8.98 1/2 lb.
  9. Clover Micro-Greens

    Clover Micro-Greens

    Mild flavor, extremely tender, big time nutrition (especially for women), Clover is easy to grow as Micro-Greens. It produces a beautiful green leaf which is lighter green than Alfalfa. Though it is very similar to Alfalfa, we prefer Clover....
    $9.87 Lb.
  10. Curly Cress Micro-Greens

    Curly Cress Micro-Greens

    The perfect Micro-Green, Cress is seriously flavorful - some would say spicy - but it's much more complex than that. Cress is fairly easy to grow and has really unique and beautiful leaves too! Our Cress comes from a source which is certified...
    $22.22 Lb.
  11. Flax Micro-Greens

    Flax Micro-Greens

    Brown and/or Golden Flax A tall and lanky Micro-Green, Flax is desired by many for the nutritional qualities of the seed. The seed is often used for teas which aid intestinal health, added to cereals, breads or just ground up in healthy drinks....
    $6.97 Lb.
  12. French Garden Micro-Greens Mix

    French Garden Micro-Greens Mix

    Clover, Arugula, Cress, Radish, Fenugreek, Dill The greatest thing ever to happen to Leafy Sprouts is also amazing as Micro-Greens! Our most popular blend (leafy or otherwise) of all time! Note: This is the same seed we sell for French Garden...
    $13.33 Lb.
  13. Garlic Chive Micro-Greens

    Garlic Chive Micro-Greens

    One of the most gourmet crops in the world of sprouts A crop of Garlic Chives grown as Micro-Greens looks like a bunch of miniature scallions - or perhaps miniature chives is more correct in this case. Either way - they are visually stunning and...
    $25.25 1/2 lb.
  14. Kale Micro-Greens - Green

    Kale Micro-Greens - Green

    Mild, sweet, flavor similar to other Brassicas. Green Kale produces another lovely Micro-Green - especially if you go to the True Leaf stage (see Notes section). Note: This is the same seed we sell for Green Kale Sprouts. Our Kale comes from...
    $14.20 1/2 lb.
  15. Mizuna Micro-Greens

    Mizuna Micro-Greens

    an exceedingly easy to grow Micro-Green, Mizuna is very flavorful. It is fairly mild as a Micro-Green, compared to its mature flavor (when grown in the garden). Though you won't see much of them, the garden plant has unique and beautiful leaves....
    $23.32 1/4 lb.
  16. Mustard Greens

    Mustard Greens

    Amazing horseradish like flavor! A rather delicate, but nicely spicy Micro-Green. To us, the spiciest Brassica of all, our Mustard is called Oriental Mustard. Note: This is the same seed we sell for Mustard Sprouts. Our Mustard comes from a...
    $9.89 Lb.
  17. Nalo Greens

    Nalo Greens

    Buckwheat Lettuce, Sunflower Greens, Pea Shoots and Radish This is a new - as of 2010 - mix. The old version has been replaced with this great mix of Big Greens. A great change. Give it a try. Nalo Greens seeds come from sources which are...
    $9.87 Lb.
  18. Pea Shoots

    Pea Shoots

    A fantasticly delicious and versatile (in the kitchen) plant that grows from any and all Peas. This Pea comes from a source which is certified organic.
    $7.63 Lb.
  19. Popcorn Shoots

    Popcorn Shoots

    Red, White and/or Yellow Popcorn Regardless of color, we stock popcorn that grows shoots well. Since 2007, red has been tough to find, so we have had White or Yellow since. Our Popcorn comes from a source which is certified organic.
    $8.25 Lb.
  20. Red Russian Kale Micro-Greens

    Red Russian Kale Micro-Greens

    Mild, sweet, flavor similar to other Brassicas. This Kale produces a lovely Micro-Green - especially if you go to the True Leaf stage (see Notes section). Note: This is the same seed we sell for Kale Sprouts. Our Kale comes from a source...
    $23.63 1/2 lb.
  21. Spicy Salad Greens

    Spicy Salad Greens

    Daikon Radish, Arugula, Cress Spicy Salad is a beautiful and delicious combination of diversely spicy little Brassica plants! Spicy Salad Green's seeds come from sources which are certified organic.
    $12.14 Lb.
  22. Spring Onion Micro-Greens

    Spring Onion Micro-Greens

    The variety may change, but they are always Onions. They never make you cry - even if you chop them, and they taste like spring onions. Delicious! Onions grown as Micro-Greens look like miniature scallions - very cool! Note: This is the same...
    $24.82 1/2 lb.
  23. Sunflower Greens

    Sunflower Greens

    Black Oil Sunflower - In Shell Often called Sunnys, these Greens are absolutely Delicious! Sunflower Greens are the quintessential Green. If you want to grow Greens, start here. There is nothing else like them!  See the Notes tab on this...
    $7.14 Lb.
  24. Tatsoi Micro-Greens

    Tatsoi Micro-Greens

    With a mild, sweet, Cabbage flavor, Tatsoi has long been a mix-in for us. We are happy to now offer Tatsoi as a straight seed. Though profoundly expensive it is wonderful and very easy to grow. Note: This is the same seed we sell for Tatsoi...
    $23.60 1/4 lb.
  25. Turnip Greens

    Turnip Greens

    With a mild, sweet, Cabbage like flavor, Turnip is yet another vegetable seed you can sprout. We are happy to offer Turnip as a straight seed - though we may not have it for long. It's very easy to grow. Our Turnip comes from a source which is...
    $16.45 1/2 lb.