The robust taste of Kale ‘Red Russian’ microgreens are delicious in salads and sandwiches. The flavour is similar to mustard, but without the spicy kick. With attractive pale purple stems, bright green leaves and a slightly nutty aftertaste, these crunchy shoots deliver on both looks and flavour!
Microgreens are eaten as young seedlings prior to the first true leaves forming, when they are full of an intense range of flavours. A quick and easy crop that can be grown all year round indoors or in a warm greenhouse.
Sow microgreens thickly in pots or trays, on the surface of a good quality, free draining seed compost. Do NOT soak the seed prior to sowing. Water gently to settle the soil. Grow on a bright, sunny windowsill at an average temperature of 21-25C (70-75F). Do not exclude light as this aids germination. In winter, pots can be sealed inside a clear plastic bag or placed in a propagator to maintain adequate germination temperatures. Sow seed every 10 days for a continuous supply.