Caring for your Microgreens
Your microgreens are delivered to you with enough water to last through that day. However, you will need to care for them and check them every day for a few minutes. We recommend ‘bottom’ watering and using filtered water on the plants.
It’s best to pour room-temperature filtered water into a bowl or a small tub until the water is half as deep as the microgreen container you have.There should be holes at the bottom of your microgreen container, so when you place the container in the pool of water the soil will soak up the water. You should let the soil soak up the water for less than a minute or until the soil feels evenly moist. Once you can feel the moistened soil, remove the container from the water.
You should water your microgreens only when the top of the soil feels dry. It is very important NOT to saturate the soil with too much water. The soil should feel like a wrung out sponge and not be soaking wet. Some varieties require less water and may not need to be watered every day. If you have any questions or problems, please email or text us and we’ll be happy to help!
Where to keep your microgreens
Live microgreens are best kept near a window or other well-lit area. Make sure they are in the dark at night. It’s best not to refrigerate them since most varieties thrive in temperatures between 60 and 68 degrees. It is very important to keep them away from strong heat sources, such as stoves.
When you’re ready to use the microgreens, harvesting is easy. Take a pair of clean, sharp scissors and hold the microgreen block at an angle in your hand. Use the scissors to cut what you need while keeping the block at an angle. This allows the microgreens to fall easily onto a plate or other surface without having to pull them out after cutting. Sometimes cutting the side of the block makes it easier to harvest the microgreens using the method just described. Some microgreens can be completely removed from the block container and cut.