Microgreen Garden

                       Indoor Grower's Guide to Gourmet Greens

55 SPECIES of Microgreens 
listed in more detail than on previous page

Excerpted from the unedited "raw" manuscript of Microgreen Garden.


The second half of the book provide detailed information about the Tray Method, 

and growing details about 55 of the 62 species, but for that you must buy the book


This is only a LIST, not the details about growing each of these. Sorry to disappoint you here!

Brassicaceae Family of 22 Species of Microgreens


This Cabbage and Mustard Family, also known as cole crops, formerly was called cruciferous (Cruciferae) vegetables but now are named the Brassicas. The Brassicas are comprised of so many family members that they further are classified into sub-families, among which the candidates for our microgreen gardens are Brassica rapa, Brassica juncea, Brassica napus, and Brassica oleracea, plus several stray species that are Brassicas nonetheless.


Brassica rapa here includes 5 groups with 9 species of microgreens:

1 - Chinese Cabbage (Pekinensis)

2 - Pak Choi (Chinensis)

3 - Broccoli Raab (Ruva)

4 - Turnip (Rapifera)

5 - Asian Greens (a diverse group, here of 5 species of microgreens)


Brassica juncea here includes 2 groups of 4 species of microgreens:

1 - Mustard Greens (Rugosa)

2 - Mustard Seeds (Rupestris)


Brassica napus here includes 1 species of microgreens:

1 - Rutabaga (Napobrassica)


Brassica oleracea here includes 5 species of microgreens:

1 - Collards (Acephala)

2 - Kale (Sabellica)

3 - Cabbage (Capitata)

4 - Kohlrabi (Gongylodes)

5 - Broccoli (Italica)


Singular Brassica Families here include 3 species of microgreens:

1 - Arugula (Eruca versicaria)

2 - Radish (Raphanus sativus)

3 - Cress (Lepidium sativum)

Non-Brassicaceae Families of 40 Species of Microgreens


Lamiaceae Family of 4 herbal species of microgreens:

1 - Basil

2 - Shiso

3 - Mint

4 - Marjoram


Apiaceae Family of 6 herbal species of microgreens:

1 - Cilantro

2 - Fennel

3 - Dill

4 - Chervil

5 - Carrot

6 - Celery


Asteraceae Family (1) of 4 leaf species of microgreens:

1 - Lettuce

2 - Endive

3 - Escarole

4 - Chicory


Asteraceae Family (2) of 1 seed species microgreen:

Sunflower


Chenopodiaceae Family of 4 leaf species of microgreens:

1 - Beet

2 - Chard

3 - Spreen

4 - Orach


Alliaceae Family of 4 allium species of microgreens:

1 - Onion

2 - Bunching Onion

3 - Chives

4 - Garlic Chives


Portulacaceae Family of 2 leaf species of microgreens:

1 - Purslane

2 - Garland Chrysanthemum


Polygonaceae Family of 2 leaf species of microgreens:

1 - Sorrel

2 - Buckwheat


Amaranthaceae Family of 1 leaf species microgreen:

Amaranth


Linaceae Family of 1 seed species microgreen:

Flax


Pedaliaceae Family of 1 seed species microgreen:

Sesame


Poaceae Family of 3 grain species of microgreens:

1 - Corn

2 - Wheat

3 - Millet


Fabaceae Family of 5 legume species of microgreens:

1 - Pea

2 - Fenugreek

3 - Mung

4 - Alfalfa

5 - Clover


Cannabaceae Family of 1 seed species of microgreen:

Hemp (Marijuana)