Where do you store microgreens? When storing microgreens, make sure they are in a dry place and that the temperature doesn’t become too high or low.
If you are planting microgreens, remember that they will not germinate if they are exposed to the air for too long. Microgreens do not like very high temperatures and neither does water. You will need to put them in an enclosed container when you plant them. To ensure a healthy growing microgreen crop, pick seedling plants that are healthy and have dry, green leaves. Germination will only take place if the seeds are damp but not soaking wet.
If you’re interested in planting your own microgreens, remember that you’ll need to pick your seeds very carefully. Do this by ensuring they are dry and very green. Dry seeds don’t give off any odors and this is especially important if you are storing microgreens for months. The last thing you want is to attract bees to your microgreen crops. As long as you pick your seeds very carefully and keep them away from the light, you shouldn’t have any problems. Storing your seeds in an enclosed container will also help protect them from other elements such as frost.
After you’ve picked your micro greens from the garden, it’s time to get them ready to be planted. Prepare your container by covering it with newspaper or tissue paper. Make sure the bottom of the container is completely covered, as it needs to retain moisture. Place your microgreen seeds in the bottom of the container and gently pack them up into tight balls. You should want them to be tightly packed so that air doesn’t get through.
Now that your seeds are ready, you need to get them started. Cut a slit in the middle of each one and fill with water. Cover the slit with a thin layer of soil and put your plant inside. Water the plant daily and after a few weeks you should start to see new growth. If you want to double your production, cover the entire plant with more soil.
While keeping microgreens inside your home is nice, it doesn’t do much for you outside. To get the most from your microgreen seeds, remember to germinate them before planting them. This means waiting until after your last frost and immediately planting your seed. Germination makes your seed ready to be planted and grows quickly. This ensures that your microgreens get the best growing environment possible.