6"x6" clamshell of living microgreens growing in soil.
Upon receiving your microgreens you can:
1) Harvest immediately by snipping with a scissors.
2) Place in a sunny window and water daily to keep soil moist. The microgreens will continue to grow and can be harvested in 1-2 days.
3) Place the whole container in the refrigerator to stall the growth and harvest a few days later.
Harvesting tip: Grasp the whole clump of microgreens, lift it out of the container, and place it on the lid in order to clip the stems closer to the soil level. The roots should hold the soil together in a mat, so it won't fall apart.
Only 1 harvest should be expected; there will not be regrowth.
Recycling: No need to return the clamshells; we do not reuse them.
What are microgreens?
Microgreens are baby plants, harvested when they are about 2" tall.
What do they taste like?
They taste like mild baby versions of the grown-up plant.
How are microgreens different than sprouts?
Sprouts are seeds that are germinated in water and eaten with the seed, root, and shoot. Microgreens are grown in soil and only the above-ground portion is harvested and eaten.
Why should I eat them?
Microgreens are much more nutrient dense foods than their fully mature counterparts, because they take all of the important vitamins and minerals found in the mature plant and manage to cram them into a much smaller package.
Researchers have found that microgreens have four to six times more nutrients than the mature leaves of the same plant.
Think of it like sprinkling baby vitamin fairies on your salad.
What do you do with them?
~ Add to salads
~ Add to wraps
~ Add to sandwiches
~ Add to smoothies