Harvest microgreens right after the first true leaves develop. (The first leaves you see when the seeds germinate are cotyledon leaves, which don’t look anything like the leaves of the plant. The next set is the first set of true leaves.) It can take anywhere for four days to three weeks for microgreens to be ready to harvest, depending on the types of greens. Harvesting is much easier if you grow greens that have the same germination time, otherwise you’ll be picking among your tiny greens to reach the ones that are ready.
Always use clean, sharp scissors or shears to harvest microgreens. They’ll last about ten days in the refrigerator, but the sooner you eat them the more flavorful and nutritious they will be.
How to Grow Microgreens: A Beginner's 101 GuideIn "Growing Vegetables"
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While microgreens are trendy at the moment, their versatility, nutritional value, and enticing flavors may give them a place at the table for a long time. You can learn more about microgreens with these resources:
Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening: How to Grow Nutrient-Dense, Soil-Sprouted Greens in Less Than 10 days by Peter Burke
Microgreens: A Guide To Growing Nutrient-Packed Greens by Eric Franks and Jasmine Richardson
Microgreens from University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension
Nutritious microgreens are easy to grow at home from Mississippi State University
Video tutorials for growing microgreens indoors: