Buckwheat microgreens are sturdy, fresh, and lovely to use in cooking. They’re perfect in salads, on a sandwich, or on top of a meal. Here’s how to grow buckwheat as a microgreen.
How To Grow Buckwheat Microgreens
Here are the steps for growing Buckwheat Microgreens:
- Soak buckwheat seeds in filtered water for 8-12 hours (I do mine overnight in a mason jar).
- Drain the water from the seeds in the sink.
- Rinse and drain the seeds.
- Continue rinsing and draining the seeds with filtered water two or three times a day. When roots start to show, it’s onto the next step.
- Place the seeds on moist potting mix.
- Cover the tray of seeds and potting mix lightly.
- Keep the seeds moist by misting the buckwheat seeds as required. Twice a day is generally enough.
- When leaves appear on the shoots, place the tray of micro greens in the sunlight or under a plant light.
- Harvest with a sharp knife or scissors when the greens are a few inches tall and have nice healthy green leaves.
Why To Grow Buckwheat Microgreens
Growing buckwheat microgreens is similar to growing buckwheat sprouts…but with an extra step of growing them a little larger on a tray of potting mix.
If you haven’t tried growing microgreens before, give them a try! They’re a wonderful way to learn how seeds germinate, and to have some fresh greens available in the kitchen all year long. Buckwheat is an excellent crop to start with when learning to grow microgreens.