Microgreens are vegetable greens that grow up to 1-3 inches tall. Mostly microgreens take around 1-2 weeks to grow until they can be harvested. It is said that the most difficult part of farming is harvesting.
Therefore, here are some tips and tricks for harvesting microgreens.
When to harvest - it is important to harvest microgreens when the first pair of leaves (cotyledons) start to grow, or when the next set of true leaves are grown. After this period, the leaves tend to turn yellow.
How to harvest - use a pair of scissors or a sharp knife to cut the greens about an inch above the soil. Make sure that you don’t crush the plants in the meanwhile.
Washing - wash the ends of the microgreens by just dipping them in cool water if you have grown them in soil. Coldwater maintains the freshness of the harvested greens.
Drying - dry the washed greens on a towel under a fan. Flip them every now and then to ensure that they dry completely. Do not keep the greens at room temperature for a long time.
Storing - store your microgreens between damp paper towels in an air-tight container or a resealable bag. This makes sure that your microgreens last for about a week in your fridge.
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