A Quick Glance At The Basic Dozen Microgreens Seed Assortment by True Leaf Market

Posted in Reviews on March 21, 2021

The seed assortment reviewed in this blog post is for those of you considering yourself as a seasoned microgreens fan or at least one already aware of the huge benefits and taste qualities of microgreens.

Microgreens Seed Assortment

A Great Way to Experiment With Some Variety

It contains 12 bags of basic microgreens seeds. Consider this as an expanded list of the most well known greens you might already have crossed on in different blog posts, magazines and YouTube clips.

Here's the full list of 4 oz bags seed assortment:

  • Cress
  • Radish
  • Arugula
  • Amaranth
  • Basil
  • Basic Salad Mix
  • Spicy Salad Mix
  • Cabbage
  • Kale
  • MVS Ultimate Hydroponic Mix
  • 2 Varieties of Mustard

And Each 4 Oz. resealable bag is enough microgreens seeds to grow 3 or 4 large trays of microgreens.

Important: some seed substitutions may apply based on seasonal availability

Let's go through each variety in a separate paragraph or two:

Cress Microgreens

Will need 7-14 days to grow. It has a strong peppery taste that mellows as it grows larger. Best advice we could share is growing mainly small quantities at the microgreens stage. It will grow to the baby salad stage and it's a mucilaginous seed meaning that it develops a jelly-like coating when it gets wet. It prefers considerably less water in the sprouting stage than most other microgreens seeds.

Radish Microgreens

Easy to grow and ready for harvesting in 6-10 days. A great choice if you want to impress your guests tasking microgreens for the first time and they are perfect for substituting whenever you would want to use radish.

Here are 5 simple steps to grow radish microgreens


Another fast grower that needs only 6-8 days to grow before harvesting. Also easy to grow and it's among people's favorite greens. Considered as a staple of the spicier side of microgreens. It's peppery taste gets less intense as it grows bigger.


Amaranth is amongst the most beautiful looking greens and it will typically need 8-12 days before it's ready for harvesting. Small and delicate - prefers warmer growing conditions. Adds a unique flavor profile to food. Suitable for salads and many oriental dishes. Tastes sweet with an earthy flavor, and they have a soft texture.


Depending on the season you might get either the Dark Opal or the Genovese Basil.

Dark Opal Basil

Needs 18-30 days to grow. Has a beautiful dark color. Grows consistently and uniformly. Forms a gel-like membrane on the outside of themselves when they get wet (mucilaginous seed). Makes seeds sticky, resulting in seed clumping. Read growing directions well.

Genovese Basil

Needs 12-16 days to grow. It's also mucilaginous seed like the cress microgreens mentioned above - develops a jelly-like coating when it gets wet. Perfect for replacing regular basil in any recipe and you'll enjoy and extra intense basil flavor.

Basic Salad Mix

Needs 8-12 days to grow. Offers a mix of great flavors and colors that grow well together and that you can harvest in about 10 days. Contains the classical types of microgreens seeds like:

A flavorful and colorful combination of microgreens that grow well together and can be harvested at 10 days. Contains the conventional seed types of: Vates Blue Scotch Curled Kale, Purple Vienna Kohlrabi, Slow Bolt Arugula & Red Acre Cabbage, Waltham 29 Broccoli.

Spicy Salad Mix

8-12 days to grow. Another flavorful and colorful combination of microgreens. Contains a bit more spicy varieties like: Broccoli, Kale, Kohlrabi, Arugula, Red Cabbage & Southern Giant Mustard for an extra kick. It makes a great base for any microgreens salad, sandwich, etc…

Cabbage Microgreens (Red)

6-14 days. Red Acre Cabbage microgreens - a well spread and popular kind. They grow petite red and violet stems with variegated shades of green leaves. Completes well with radish and other brassicas. Makes a fantastic garnish!


Needs 8-12 days to grow. Kale microgreens offer a vibrant consistent flavor. Tastes similar to mustard, but less spicy. It grows as a colorful combination of dark green leaves and variegated stems of pink, floral purple, and at times, bright red.

If you enjoyed this seed assortment by True Lead Market, get back and let us know 🙂

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