The Greens

Microgreens are just young versions of herbs and veg, cut before they’ve had a chance to grow. As the goal is micro-sized, a tray can be sown with 20x the seed that would be sown if growing the full-sized thing whilst using just an inch of growing medium to get them there. The result is punchy flavour, much higher nutrient content and something edible that can grow year-round indoors.

The exciting part is that growing something for a few weeks is relatively fault-free, so the choice of plants on offer is pretty wide-ranging. Some trays consist of a mix that pair well together and prop each other up, whilst some stick to themselves.

Each green behaves differently. Some need patience – some are slender, some are juicy, some are colourful, some taste of more, some are wispy, and others are leafier. Home growing can tolerate the added time or delicate nature of them so we keep it pretty varied, with the average box containing around five greens.

Micro Greens Garlic Chive
Micro Greens Kale
Grow Micro Radish with Sillygreens
Micro Greens Tatsoi
Micro Greens Wasabi
Micro Greens Rocket
Grow Micro Leeks with Sillygreens
Grow Red Basil with Sillygreens
Grow Micro Mizuna with Sillygreens
Grow Red Amaranth with Sillygreens
Micro Greens Broccoli
Micro Greens Khol Rabi
Micro Greens Red Mustard
Micro Greens Sunflower
Micro Greens Pea
Micro Greens Pak Choi

How they grow

Letterbox-friendly boxes double up as trays to grow the greens
Remove the lid of the box and you already have your grow tray.
Place it on a windowsill, leave the card on top for a few days to help the seeds germinate.
Water every few days, sit back, let them grow.
A week or so later, snip the shoots to garnish a plate.
The greens don’t regrow, so once done recycle the box and bin the roots.

How they grow

Letterbox-friendly boxes double up as trays to grow the greens
Remove the lid of the box and you already have your grow tray.
Place it on a windowsill, leave the card on top for a few days to help the seeds germinate.
Water every few days, sit back, let them grow.
A week or so later, snip the shoots to garnish a plate.
The greens don’t regrow. so once done recycle the box and bin the roots.