Updated: Nov 23
Microgreens are delicate plants. If they are cut too early, they may not regrow properly. This is especially true if the cut is above the soil level. Cutting microgreens too early can result in stunted growth and stress. To maximize the chances of regrowth, harvest microgreens at the lowest point of their growth.
After harvesting microgreens, you should place the soil in a worm compost pile. This will decompose the stems and microgreens, providing nutrients for other plants in your garden. This is a great way to use the soil and avoid waste. It also allows you to enjoy several harvests from one batch of seeds.
Although microgreens can regrow, this is not recommended for practical reasons. While the stems can be reused, they have a lower nutrient content and are more susceptible to fungus. As such, commercial microgreens are not recommended for regrowing. To avoid this problem, keep microgreens properly watered. They also need to receive air circulation every day.
Ideally, microgreens will grow back to full height within two to three weeks. However, this is not always the case and some plants do not grow back. If you are growing microgreens in a pot, you may want to harvest them when the first true leaves emerge. After that, you can replant the remaining seeds or leave them to regrow on their own.
If you are growing microgreens indoors, you can water them from the bottom and top with water. This way, you can keep their roots intact and avoid overwatering them. Also, excessive watering can cause mold to grow and damage microgreens. You should keep microgreens in indirect light to keep them healthy. Keep the soil moist and in the 60 to 70 degree Fahrenheit range.
While microgreens do not usually regrow after harvest, you can try them the next time you want a healthy dose of microgreens. If you are growing them indoors, they will require much less water than they do when you are growing them in the ground. Just be sure to soak the seeds and growing mat before you do it! Afterward, place the tray near a window. Make sure to check the leaves for vibrant colors.
Microgreens can be grown indoors or outdoors, and you can grow them from any seed you like. They are very versatile and can provide a wide variety of healthy and nutritious food. However, you must be prepared to harvest your crop after a week. After all, microgreens are more nutritious and tasty than their older counterparts.