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Tips For Handling / Storing Your Live Microgreens

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  • Your live microgreens will last longer if you keep them out of strong sunlight. If they are not watered they will wilt.

  • As they grow more the taste changes. For example, the stems on pea shoots get woody. And most varieties change in flavour once the true leaves appear

  • You can keep your microgreens outside in a shady spot as it is good for air flow, but they will attract pests. You can try covering them in a light breathable netting.

  • If you really want them to stop growing, put the microgreens in a box with an open top in your fridge. The box prevents the living microgreens from being blasted with too much cold air, while the open top still allows for the all important air circulation.

  • Keep your microgreens at a cool temperature with good air flow. Not too humid. Favourable temperature range of 18 to 24°C and relative humidity (RH) of 40 to 60 per cent would meet the needs of most plants.

  • Using a knife (rather than scissors) to cut your live microgreens, this ensures they stay fresher for longer.

  • Keep your microgreens on a shallow tray/plate. Water twice/three times a day, don’t water too much, little and often. Always water from below. Avoid watering from above as this may cause mould. The amount of water will vary according to the environmental conditions: i.e. they'll need more water if they're in the sun and wind, than if they're in a sheltered, shady spot. Water them evenly, making sure the growing medium (compost) is moist.

  • Wash your microgreens, but don’t drown them :)

  • You can expect your microgreens to last a week.

  • Mould can occur if your microgreens get too hot/humid and don't have enough air flow.

  • When green microgreens start turning yellow, it's generally a sign that they have run out of nutrients.