Micro leaves. The lazy persons garden, or the saviour of the garnish?
Tiny vegetable leaves, “micro leaves” are grown similar to cress in small trays lined with tissue paper, cotton wool or similar, and harvested while still small. They look ultra-cool sprinkled sparingly around the edge of a plate or top of a salmon fillet, and are great mixed into salads.
Growing these flavour filled little leaves is really easy. Here’s how to do it:
- Buy the seeds. I used Marshalls (no, that’s not a sponsored link), but there’s many more on the net.
- Line a tray / dish / old egg box with a double layer of moist tissue paper.
- Sprinkle the seeds thickly.
- Place on a sunny window-ledge, and keep moist. The seeds will germinate in just a day or so.
- Keep moist at all times, and harvest after a couple of weeks.