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 using filtered water on the plants. Remove all the blocks from the tray and add enough water to cover the grooved channels in the bottom of the flat. Place the blocks back in the tray and let them absorb the water via the holes in the blocks. 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 any blocks are already moist enough, do not water them until they are a little drier. 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.