WANTED: Cilantro & Fennel Seed for Microgreens
I have seed of organically grown cilantro and bronze fennel that I would like to share at the Raleigh plant swap next Saturday. Both are for use in growing micro-greens and the fennel seed can be crushed and used for making tea. (Cilantro seed are sold as the spice coriander.) I planted a 10 x 20-inch plant tray with approx 1,000 cilantro seed a month ago to harvest as micro-greens. Micro-greens are supposed to be harvested just as the first true leaves start to form, but mine are now getting past that stage and are still excellent added to a mixed green salad, salsa, etc. I am also harvesting micro-greens of chinese cabbage, mizuna and some other asian greens to use to spice up lettuce and spinach salads. If you are interested, I suggest that you Google micro-greens for more information. Then if you would like enough cilantro and/or fennel seed to plant a tray (about 1/2 oz is around 900 seeds) and are coming to the Raleigh swap next weekend, please let me know. I also have some small cilantro plants in 6-cell packs that I can share for planting in the ground (They tolerate cold weather if given frost protection.) I am looking for seed of any cool weather crop. especially broccoli, if anyone has extra, but you do not need anything to trade for the above.