ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTIONS
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do microgardens last?
Microgardens can last up to 2-3 weeks after being packaged (i.e. delivery date). It’s best to harvest them within a week from buying them and to keep them in the fridge. However, as our experiences and some of our customers tell us, they can also be kept on the counter at room temperature. Just make sure to water them every once in a while, and they will keep growing.
Do microgreens grow back after I cut them?
Microgreens stop growing once you cut them, but you can compost the soil and use it for your indoor plants and outdoor flower beds. Microgardens are not meant to be transplanted. Sometimes, not every seed will sprout, and a seed or two may sprout after cutting.
How do I maintain my microgarden?
If you do keep them on the counter, make sure to keep the soil slightly damp. Water underneath as well by lifting up the microgreen “mat”. Once you’ve cut them, it’s best to store them in the fridge, covered, in order to prevent spoiling and fruit flies. Make sure your hands and scissors are clean before cutting and handling the plants to avoid any contamination.
Are these microgardens certified organic?
All our products are certified organic.
What's the advantage to buying microgreens planted in soil as opposed to the already cut varieties I can find in stores?
The main advantage microgardens offer is freshness, since the microgreens are harvested at just the right time. Tastes and nutritional values are best persevered this way, since you cut them as late as possible, and keep them fresher for an extra few days.
What should I do if there is a lot of moisture in my microgarden?
First, aerate the microgarden by opening the cover and dabbing a paper towel on the interior of the garden and under the leaves, then leave it out at room temperature and use the amount of microgreens you need. You can also harvest the microgreens ahead of time if you plan on using them shortly afterward or if plan on being gone for a couple days Keep your cut microgreens in an airtight container lined with absorbant paper on the bottom. You can keep them fresh for an extra 7-10 days this way.
How can I tell the difference between the roots and mold?
You can tell the roots from their small filaments, which disappear when we spray them with water. The root hairs are the main sites of water and salt mineral absorption when plants are in their juvenile phase, before the root hairs get replaced by the mycorrhizal network (thanks Wikipedia!)
Mold looks like a cotton ball or spiderweb (mushroom) and does not disappear when wet. It is completely normal to see the abovementioned hairs, which might look like mold, especially with radish and red cabbage microgreens (daikon, black radish, triton radish, red radish, etc.).