Here are few tips and tricks on how to harvest microgreens:
- With one hand, gently grab a handful of microgreens. With the other hand, snip or cut just above the soil line. Be careful not to flick up soil as you work to avoid contaminating your microgreens.
- Inspect your microgreens for any seed hulls. Remove any wilted, or lack-luster seedlings.
- Handle with care—microgreens are delicate and prone to damage.
- Place your freshly harvested microgreens directly into a clean container or plastic bag.
- Use your clean paper towel or dish cloth to wipe off your scissors or knife as needed.
- You can choose to harvest an entire tray at a time, or only the microgreens you plan to eat. (Microgreens taste best when harvested fresh!) Hand-selecting the greens you harvest is one of the benefits of growing your own produce. Harvest the microgreens which look ready to you, and allow the others to continue growing.
- Refrigerate any leftover cut microgreens promptly. The longer you keep harvested microgreens at room temperature, the quicker they spoil. You can store your microgreens in the MicroByte for easy storage. They can also be stacked to save space.