Microgreens are the most popular type of green because they are not only more compact but healthy as well. They are very different from the regular varieties and require more attention when it comes to growing.
A lot of gardeners are confused on how to cut and how to harvest them. Here are some pointers on these subjects.
Cut these plants in halves, if you are unsure of how to cut them, remove the outer layers and then cut the roots with a pair of shears. Your shears should be sturdy so that you don’t damage the leaves or stems of the microgreens. However, do not over-cut the plant because it may leave leaves attached to the cutting.
After you have cut the roots, you can plant the microgreens in the soil that you would use for regular greens. Prepare the soil by mixing it with water and then adding it to the bed. It is important to add the soil for you to have good germination and seedling development of the microgreens. You can also add potting soil for microgreens.
There are many types of microgreens and you can find which ones are ready to be planted in the pots. However, if you would like to control the amount of water the microgreens receive, you can also plant them in a planter which is filled with peat or perlite.
Once you are done planting the microgreens in the planter, you can immediately repot them in the soil. This is because it would be better if you would replant the plants in the planter so that you can have a smaller pot for the microgreens.
When you are preparing the area where you are going to plant themicrogreens, you should make sure that you don’t have a small patch of weeds. That is why you should cut the weeds before you start planting. After you are done, you can begin to transplant the cut pieces into the soil.
If you are going to plant the microgreens in the planter, you can plant one in each spot. This way, you can have two plants per planter. You will be able to harvest both plants at the same time so that you won’t have to wait until all the leaves have fallen off.
Do not over-water the plants because you don’t want them to die. The plants need to have a sufficient amount of water. To maintain the health of the microgreens, you can water them once a week but it should not exceed the recommended watering guidelines.
If you notice that the leaves or stems of the microgreens are yellow, then you need to stop watering them. If you notice that there are leaves that are already fallen off, it is time to remove them from the plants to prevent the loss of moisture.
Till the planter a couple of times a week to help aerate the soil and loosen it up. In the early part of the spring season, when the temperature is very warm, you can move the planter to a shady area of your house.
How to cut and how to harvest microgreens are very simple for you. Follow these basic steps and you will soon be able to get the most out of the microgreens.