Micro Arugula is among the most popular microgreens grown at home. Micro Arugula is an herb with a reddish purple color. Known for its ability to repel mosquitoes and flies, this plant is perfect for growing indoors. Highly adaptable, you can add microgreens to your favorite recipes, or use it as an appetizer or salad garnish. Growing it indoors keeps it safe from the damaging rays of the sun and from animals and insects that might snack on it.
In addition to its wonderful pest repellent abilities, micro arugula microgreens are also known for their high nutritional value. Rich in vitamins A, C and K, this leafy green is great for ensuring a healthy mind and body. Rich in vitamin A, this plant has been proven in clinical studies to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. The vitamins in arugula help maintain healthy skin, teeth and gums. Consuming them on a regular basis can prevent heart disease and cancer.
You can also use arugula microgreens as an excellent alternative to lettuce as a fresh garnish for a salad or other summer dish. With its slightly bitter taste, it’s a great way to add color to green salads without overstuffing the plate. You can top a simple salad with these tasty leaves and be sure your guests will not resist the tangy flavor. Try using these tasty additions to your baked potatoes, boiled eggs or omelets.
If you’re looking for a fun summer treat you will love these versatile leaves. Grow them indoors for a cool indoor garden. The nice thing about micro arugula microgreens is that they grow well in almost any pot or container. You can grow them in small containers, larger pots, Terra cotta pots or even inside your patio. It doesn’t take much work to provide this tasty herb for your favorite summer dish.
You can get these versatile herbs in a number of different varieties. The main difference between the varieties is the size of the plant. Larger varieties typically have thicker and fuller stems while smaller ones tend to have spindly growths. Most people prefer the smaller varieties, as they’re easier to harvest and hold up to the heat.
When purchasing growing arugula microgreens, you will need to ensure that you buy seeds that are a true gift. There are many types of arugula that are common but not seeds that will germinate in your planting container. It is also possible to buy sprouts that are labeled “true” seeds. These sprouts are the right type for growing but they are often not as effective as true seeds.
After you have purchased your micro arugula seed and have brought them home, you will then want to prepare your growing environment. This consists of growing trays, potting soil, fertilizer and watering. You will find that growing micro arugula can be easy if you know what you are doing. Once you have your growing environment ready, it is time to transfer your tiny green plants into their trays. You should place them in three to four inch deep containers with moist but not soaking wet newspaper.
When you see that your micro arugula have sprouted, you will want to pull some of the sprouts until you see only tiny black dots on the leaves. At this time you should dig a hole at the bottom of your container and fill with soil. This is when you will begin to train your plants. Within a few weeks, you should be able to harvest your grown crops.
In addition to fresh salad greens, some people enjoy having arugula microgreens. In order to grow these flavorful little plants, you will need to grow them in a hydroponic system. In a traditional system, the growers place the plant in a structure and allow it to grow freely. In a hydroponic system, the grower places the microgreens in a growing medium and allows it to grow until it forms a root structure.
The next step is to place your microgreens into the seed trays. To do this properly, you must ensure that your seed is placed upside down so that it will remain below the proper temperature. If it is not, your microgreens will not germinate. If your seed does not germinate, you should clean the growing tray and remove any pieces of dirt or gravel from the bottom. Make sure you have cleaned the tray well before placing your new plant into the tray.
A good way to season your microgreens is to drizzle some olive oil over the top after they are finished growing. Micro Arugula will taste great when garnished with this simple but flavorful garnish. Drizzle works especially well when paired with chopped fresh tarragon, sesame seeds, scallions, or fresh herbs such as basil, oregano, and parsley. You can also use sesame oil and lightly crush some cookies with a cookie cutter to garnish your dishes. The cookies will melt in your mouth and give your microgreens a delightful flavor as they brew at the bottom of the glass.