Cool Red Cabbage Microgreens

Cabbage microgreens have beautiful green leaves with violet stems. With a tasty cabbage flavor and impressive nutritional profile, these microgreens can be added to any dish. Their color is so much more than just a garnish when added to salads, baked potatoes, grain bowls, and cooked vegetables. 

If you are new to growing microgreens or aren't sure what all the hype is about, check out our microgreen information and growing guide.

What are the nutritional benefits of cabbage microgreens?

Red cabbage microgreens can have up to 260 times more carotenoids than mature cabbage. These immature leaves also have up to 40 times the amount of vitamin E. 

How to grow Sow Right Seeds Cabbage Microgreens

  • Puncture the bottom of each aluminum tray, two rows of three holes about 1.5 inches apart will provide sufficient drainage.
  • Place soil discs in tray and slowly add about 3/4 cup of water per soil disc. Once the soil has absorbed all the water, mix well. Soil should be damp but not soggy. 
  • Lightly press expanded soil into the tray for a depth of one to two inches.
  • Spread cabbage seeds evenly on top of the soil mixture.
  • Mist seeds with water from a spray bottle.
  • Cover the tray and keep away from light for 3-4 days. This is the blackout period referred to on the seed packet. Use a permanent marker on the lid to label the variety of seeds you are growing.
  • Keep the soil moist but not overly wet. Check daily and mist as needed. 
  • Once seeds have sprouted, remove the cover and expose the seedlings to direct light. During this growing period, the photosynthesis process will allow the cabbage seedlings to develop beautiful green leaves and violet stems. While these colors are beautiful, they are also very nutritious.
  • Continue keeping the seeds moist until ready to harvest.

When and how to harvest Cabbage Microgreens

In 8-12 days, when cabbage seedlings are about 2 inches tall, they will be ready to harvest. The seed leaves (cotyledons) will be fully grown, and the first set of true leaves will appear. Use scissors to cut the greens just above the soil. Then rinse in cool water. Use immediately or place in the fridge and consume within a few days.

Enjoying your fresh Cabbage Microgreens

These colorful cabbage microgreens are a beautiful garnish on any plate. They can also be added to cooked foods such as omelets and baked potatoes. The mild cabbage flavor is a nice addition to sandwiches and salads as well.  Try it alongside the fun texture of pea microgreens and the peppery flavor of arugula microgreens in our easy Microgreens Growing Kit. There are so many ways to enjoy the healthy benefits of cabbage microgreens that you may want to start a new tray every week to always have a fresh supply.  

At Sow Right Seeds, we love gardening, and we are committed to helping you have a successful growing experience. Our seeds have a high germination rate, and by following the steps in our growing guide, you will reap the benefits of growing fresh, healthy microgreens in your own home. 


Written by Beverly Laudie