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Old 02-16-2017, 08:23 PM   #1
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I was thumbing through some garden catalogues, when I came to some pages about micro-greens. This intrigued me--especially the carrots, I had no idea the greens were edible. I especially like the idea of combining the shoots of kohlrabi, carrots, and celery along with some other mild greens. I think that I would enjoy the flavor combinations.

Has anyone else tried this?

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I was thumbing through some garden catalogues, when I came to some pages about micro-greens. This intrigued me--especially the carrots, I had no idea the greens were edible. I especially like the idea of combining the shoots of kohlrabi, carrots, and celery along with some other mild greens. I think that I would enjoy the flavor combinations.

Has anyone else tried this?

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We eat a lot of greens around here...but I always thought carrot tops (greens) were not edible. Maybe they are okay as micro-greens but not when mature? I haven't planted a veggie garden in a few years but, when I did, I loved the "thinnings" from the lettuce, spinach and kale. I'd pick them, wash them and eat them immediately. YUM!!! I've also tried sunflower seed sprouts. Very good.
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We eat a lot of greens around here...but I always thought carrot tops (greens) were not edible. Maybe they are okay as micro-greens but not when mature? I haven't planted a veggie garden in a few years but, when I did, I loved the "thinnings" from the lettuce, spinach and kale. I'd pick them, wash them and eat them immediately. YUM!!! I've also tried sunflower seed sprouts. Very good.
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We eat a lot of greens around here...but I always thought carrot tops (greens) were not edible. Maybe they are okay as micro-greens but not when mature? I haven't planted a veggie garden in a few years but, when I did, I loved the "thinnings" from the lettuce, spinach and kale. I'd pick them, wash them and eat them immediately. YUM!!! I've also tried sunflower seed sprouts. Very good.
Sunflower seed sprouts were featured a couple pages beyond this. I wanna try them too.

They also listed popcorn seedlings!
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Thank you for the link, Jack.

It sounds too me that the fresh, young leaves might not be bad...they mentioned a bitter taste, but, I'm hoping that is for the older leaves.

I guess I could even let the tops of carrots resprout and give them a taste.
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Thanks for the link, Jack! I never knew. I might not like the bitter taste of the tops, but I'll for sure toss them into the pot next time I make veggie stock. I'll at least taste a pinch or two next time I buy them with tops attached. Who knows? Maybe I'll like 'em!
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Thanks for the link, Jack! I never knew. I might not like the bitter taste of the tops, but I'll for sure toss them into the pot next time I make veggie stock. I'll at least taste a pinch or two next time I buy them with tops attached. Who knows? Maybe I'll like 'em!
I suspect young, fresh leaves would taste better than full grown leaves.
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