Top 8 Cheapest Microgreens

by Jason Lee • 2/5/2019

Aside from the fixed costs, the only variable recurring costs of growing microgreens are seeds. So here is a list of the cheapest microgreens seeds you can buy.

1. Flax

Flax seeds

Flax seeds are widely consumed for its hearth protective benefits and is the easiest microgreens to grow. I got mine at the grocery store for about $2 per pound. They grow to harvest size in about 1 week after sowing, and require virtually no attention after sowing.

2. Amaranth/Quinoa

Amaranth

Amaranth are grown for their greens and seeds. Since they are grown in tropical climates, organic seeds can be found plentiful and cheap because of the favorable growing conditions. I got a bag of amaranth seeds for about $2 - 5 per pound.

They are related to quinoa, and contains a lot of phytochemicals that helps fight cancer. While quinoa grows faster and bigger, amaranth is a close second, growing to harvest size in about two weeks.

3. Sunflower

Sunflower

Sunflower seeds are cheap and plentiful. You can get them as low as $2 - 5 per pound. While they can get messy because they leave their shells everywhere, its heart protective benefits makes them worth growing.

4. Peas

Peas Microgreens

Peas are one of the wonder vegetables that are rich in protein and also antioxidants. Primirily grown for their seeds, you can get a bag of non-organic peas for about $8 per pound. But I prefer organic peas, which are about $16 per pound.

5. Broccoli

broccoli Microgreens

Peas are one of the wonder vegetables that are rich in protein and also antioxidants. Primirily grown for their seeds, you can get a bag of non-organic peas for about $8 per pound. But I prefer organic peas, which are about $16 per pound.

Broccoli is the holy grail of microgreens. It’s one of the most nutritious and affordable. At about $15 per poundfor organic seeds, it's cheap considering that you sow it a much lower rate than peas.

6. Radish

Radish Microgreens

Being part of the brassica family, it provides the same health benefits while being affordable because it's grown as a cover crop. You can get a bag of radish seeds for $15 per pound, but seeded at a much lower rate than broccoli due to their larger size.

7. Arugula

Arugula Microgreens

Arugula has only been recently isolated from the wild for cultivation. Surprisingly, it's not that much more expensive than broccoli and radish at about $17 per pound.

About the Author

Jason Lee

I am the author of this website and owner of growyourmicrogreens.com. I am an hobbyist gardener and a passionate scientist. I was trained as a scientist in the Molecular Genetics program in University of Toronto, where I received my Masters of Science and published a journal article.

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