Grow microgreens: Fresh food may be in short supply with continued supply chain problems


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A great way to think about the supply chain back up is that it forces people to think about what happens when food we are used to seeing may not always be offered in the stores we usually go to.  Also the fact that prices are going up is a problem.

Preparing for continuing shortages and prices we are used to seeing can provide changing behaviors where we value ourselves and our health much more.  It doesn't hurt to take care of ourselves more due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Getting the most nutritional food for your family during these often stressful times is good for the body.  Seeing things grow always brings pleasure in being satisfied at watching seedlings turn green and be brought to the table to enjoy.

Micro greens are a way to get added nutrition into any meal you eat.  They are tiny salad greens that can be added to everything you eat, unless you don't care to eat ice cream with micro greens on top.

Suggested micro greens for urban micro farmers are:  wheatgrass, radishes, broccoli, beetroot, sunflowers, spinach, red amaranthus, mustard, coriander, and basil.  

These things can be grown indoors so that critters can't chew on them, unless you have a family pet that likes to eat greens.  

There's an abundance of published websites, videos and books you can find online all about starting your micro green crops.  One Seattle micro farm explains how to grow micro greens here

The added bonus of growing these fresh and nutritious foods is that they can be grown in apartments, condos and smaller homes.  You just have to do a little research to get ideas about how they can grow near a window in the sunshine months, or with a few portable plant lights that are really not too expensive.  Here's an example.

Happy growing!

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