Cress is an excellent microgreen choice if you want to add a little spice. These easy-to-grow cress microgreens will wake up your taste buds with their intense peppery flavor.
What are the nutritional benefits of Cress Microgreens?
Cress microgreens are an excellent source of vitamins C and E. They also have high amounts of carotenoids that become vitamin A when consumed.
How to Grow Sow Right Seeds Cress Microgreens
- Cress seeds do not need to be soaked before sprouting.
- Spread the cress seeds onto a damp growing medium.
- Cover the seeds and keep them away from light for 4 - 5 days.
- This is the blackout period referred to on the seed packet.
- Keep the seeds moist by misting them with water from a spray bottle.
- Maintain an average room temperature.
- Check daily and mist as needed to keep them moist. Cress seeds don’t need much water to sprout.
- Once the cress seeds have sprouted, remove the cover and expose the seedlings to direct light.
- The light during this growth period is vital for sunflower microgreens. The bright green color that develops during the photosynthesis process creates higher levels of vitamins and nutrients.
- Continue keeping the seeds moist until they’re ready to harvest.
When and how to harvest Cress Microgreens
Enjoying your fresh cress microgreens
Cress microgreens add a peppery flavor that works well with all kinds of vegetable dishes as well as meats and grains.
Their leafy shape adds a nice touch of visual interest when used as a garnish.
They will look beautiful and add flavor when sprinkled on a bowl of soup.