Fionna Hill

How To Grow Microgreens


No space for home-grown food? Think again. Nature’s Own superfood – Microgreens – can be grown on your windowsill. How To Grow Microgreens by Fionna Hill

Here’s a book that could revolutionise your household meals, keep away those winter chills and get your green thumb working...

Microgreens – the tiny seedlings of herbs and vegetables – pack a powerful punch. Larger than sprouts and smaller than ‘baby’ salad greens, they nutritionally contain higher levels of active plant compounds than mature plants or seeds and can easily be grown in containers on a terrace or windowsill.

With Microgreens, you don’t wait weeks or months for them to come to maturity; most varieties are ready in a week or two and you can grown them right through winter. Microgreens are the new big thing in growing your own food globally.

This book describes How to Grow Your Own Microgreens with detailed information on 25 popular varieties. The many recipes within the book include salads, nibbles, bakes, dips, desserts, stuffings, wraps, and garnishes. Offering a range of distinct flavours, from spicy, mild and subtle to hot or nutty and in a multitude of colours ...what are you waiting for?!


Author Fionna Hill is well placed to write Microgreens; living in an apartment in Grey Lynn, Auckland, she understands space constraints and has first hand experience of the culinary delights to be found in these flavour-packed greens which she has been growing and eating for herself and friends for several years. She also values being able to grow organic vegetables in a nearby community garden and sharing the knowledge of the inspirational garden gang.

Fionna is a London trained and experienced floral designer who runs her own her own floral design business. She has always used vegetables decoratively in her designs and has now turned her attention to growing them to eat. She contributes to lifestyle and garden magazines, as well as travel writing. Microgreen’s is Fionna Hill’s fourth book: her first, Country Style Flowers, was an international success, selling in Europe, UK, USA , and South Africa.