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Seed Library Growing Companion: Microgreens

Lists of books and resources on starting, growing and harvesting vegetables and flowers in your own back yard! Created in conjunction with the Davenport Library Seed Library.

Microgreens by Fionna Hill

Microgreens provides practical guidance on growing arugula and other popular mini-greens unique for their powerful nutritional punch, tasty variety of colors, textures and flavors, and high levels of concentrated active compounds. The author provides guidance for growing, harvesting and preparing the most popular microgreens plus newer microgreens like kale, daikon radish, bok choy, shungiku, and mizuna. The comprehensive instructions explain which containers to use, how to sow the seeds, when to harvest, how to store the bounty, and much more.

Microgreens Available from the Davenport Seed Library

All of our microgreen seeds were purchased from Johnny's Selected Seeds.

  • Radish, Confetti Mix
  • Kale, Kalefetti Mix
  • Mild Micro Mix
  • Spicy Micro Mix
  • Radish, Red Rambo
  • Chard and Beet, Rainbow Sprinkles


Year-round indoor salad gardening by Peter Burke

With nothing more than a cupboard and a windowsill, you can grow all the fresh salad greens you need for the winter months (or throughout the entire year) with no lights, no pumps, and no greenhouse.

How to Grow Microgreens article from Gardener's Supply

Here's a great article from Gardener's Supply, perfect for the home gardener just getting started growing their own microgreens!

Microgreens Brochure from Johnny's Selected Seeds


This brochure, written by our microgreen seed supplier Johnny's Selected Seeds, is aimed at production growing for market. However, the basic information is useful to anyone wanting to grow their own microgreens!

What Are Microgreens? from WebMD

Learn more about the many health benefits of microgreens and some suggestions on how to use them in this great article from WebMD.

Small Wonders by David Pogue

The CBS news program Sixty Minutes ran a brief story about microgreens on November 20, 2022 which includes a history of these tiny plants.