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Microgreens, grow your own!

Have you ever thought of growing your own microgreens?  If you’re not sure what they are, microgreens are young, tender greens used as entree garnishes or salad ingredients.  A variety of crops, including cabbage, beet, kale, mustard, radish, swiss chard, and amaranth, can be grown commercially or even for home use as microgreens.  The diverse colors, textures, and tastes of microgreens can enhance salads or main dishes.  One of our local growers, Ann Nyhuis, has developed takeaway fresh plates of live microgreens known as Microgreens~Piatto Fresco TM that sit on kitchen counters and other indoor spaces.  Ann’s Stuart-based company, A Garden’s Glory, was recently recognized as the first Certified Naturally Grown producer in eastern Florida!

On Wednesday, March 21, 6 til 7 pm at the Robert Morgade Library’s Anderson Room, Ann will share her story and teach the audience how to grow fresh microgreens using their microgreen kits.  Ann’s demonstration should be fun and interactive in group settings on the evening of the presentation.  Compliments of the UF/IFAS Extension Martin County Master Gardener program, the first dozen attendees will receive a free Small Homeowner Microgreen Kit, to be assembled with other attendees during the workshop.  Light refreshments and a surprise door prize will also be offered.  Come and join us!  This presentation is part of a series being offered by the UF/IFAS Extension Martin County Master Gardener program, in partnership with the Martin County Library System.  For more information, please call (772) 288-5654.

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