Favorite Microgreens of Chef's & Bartenders | Bootstrap Farmer

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From our How to Grow Microgreens Series

Transcript is below.

 Nick & Nathan from On the Acre in Houston, TX discuss the topic.  For more advanced microgreens business training, visit our Urban Farm Academy Business of Microgreens course. 



I like the ones like nasturtium that make us a lot of money and then I also enjoy any of the ones that we've experimented with blackouts, taking the same product or taking peas and selling them in ten different ways something that is very common and very easy but doing it unexpectedly by expectedly I mean showing your client your chef your cater waiter event planner things they haven't seen before from the easiest or simplest of crops.

So I would say that my favorites are definitely nasturtium, not necessarily because of the money, I like the taste I like the way that it grows, I find it really interesting and then ORAC has a new favorite, we've got a pretty picky batch of seeds right now it's giving us lots of lots of issues but the plant overall is just beautiful. It shimmers in the light the underside of the leaves and it has this really unexpected salty flavor and we actually have a chef right now using it to make adding it to their Bloody Mary medics like the inside of the mix so it's really cool to add a little salt to their mix.

Lastly I think anything that's new is probably my favorite my career after growing something 100 200 500 times it gets a little dull and having something new to learn and to experiment with or scarlet rose I would say that's probably my third favorite we'll go ahead and say that it's beautiful as a microgreen it has an incredible true leaf that is so intricate and then even if you grow it to adult stage that plant the leaf is this huge fractal and it just it amazes me every time I look at it.

Our basil's any of them is a good one for us - I'm that fallen favorite because we're able to use that a lot throughout all of our products the candy that we're doing now it flavors our water that we offer at our markets. It has a flavor that is a lot of people like easily whereas if you took someone a mustard lollipop you know some people might like us and people might not but basil kind of lends itself across the board to a lot of value-added products that we do yeah okay.

So I think the easiest three microgreens to grow our radish broccoli and mustard, so basically what Nick was getting at is if it needs to be soaked if it needs to be domed then it would not be included in the easiest to grow microgreens and if all you have to do is lay the seeds on the soil at the proper density give him what stack on them and put him under the lights and they grow they would be considered an easy microgreens