Microgreens can be grown at home but are very sensitive to storage and temperature. The microgreens are quite large and will grow to a large size, so they will need extra protection.
There are several factors that affect the storage of microgreens. The type of microgreens, how much water they need and the age of the plant will all have an effect on the storage method. You should read about these factors before you buy.
To preserve the organic microgreens it is best to freeze them. The microgreens can be kept in their own juices, water and salts for months and then frozen.
The organic microgreens will keep well when exposed to extreme cold. The microgreens can be stored in a cold room. The microgreens should be kept out of sunlight for this purpose.
They can be soaked in warm water overnight and then stored. The microgreens will go back to their normal shape when water is added to the germination chamber. The microgreens can be frozen in their entirety or individual parts.
Microgreens can be frozen individually, whole leaves or some can be removed from the seed. It is best to get the leaves off the plant rather than cutting it up. This will avoid spoiling the seed. When freezing it is best to use a freezer bag with a zipped top and freeze it in an ice cube tray.
If you want to separate the seed from the leafs then the seeds will probably still be viable when they are thawed. Then you just remove them from the tray and store them in a freezer or refrigerator.
There are different methods for the freezing of the microgreens and the duration for which they are kept. When the microgreens are kept for three months it is best to defrost them and dry them.
A good method to dry them is to put them in the sun for a few hours each day but make sure that the microgreens are out of direct sunlight. Some other good methods for drying the microgreens is to put them in a dehydrator and then again in the sun for a few hours each day.
When the microgreens are dried you can store them in the freezer. The microgreens should never be frozen in plastic bags or buckets. They may be good as whole leaves or can be cut up.
The microgreens should be taken out of the containers after the first two or three leaves have been picked. Take the microgreens out of the containers and make sure that they are completely dry before storing them in the refrigerator.
After the leaves have been picked then they should be dried using a dehydrator on a shelf that will let the leafs hang on. This will keep the microgreens cool in a perfect condition until needed.