We are often asked about growing microgreens and how to properly dispose of them if we find they are not thriving. The most common question is whether or not to cut them in half or quarters, and how much waste we should leave behind. This article will discuss the best way to dispose of these beautiful and tasty vegetables.
First of all, we should keep in mind that a microgreen tray will only be used for a few days. The microgreens will then be cut into even smaller pieces to be used for making the salad dressing, soups, and other recipes. If you have a large vegetable tray, you may wish to cut the microgreens in half to make room for a larger meal. The container is not a replacement for a full salad or other use.
To dispose of microgreen trays properly, you will want to keep a little bit of the vegetable piece in your kitchen garbage. You can then wrap the rest of the microgreen trays in aluminum foil and place them in the freezer to help the container thaw faster. For the most part, you will find that even if you have not eaten the microgreen tray, it will still stay edible.
If you have more than one container of microgreens and will be putting them in salad dishes, you will want to use paper bags to ensure that the salads don’t end up with too much green on them. A little extra time and effort are required in cleaning the paper bags, as well as the tray before putting them in the refrigerator to dry. When the trays are completely dry, you can then place them in the dishwasher.
Before doing this, it is recommended that you take the time to purchase the proper container for the microgreens. If you are new to growing microgreens, it is recommended that you first purchase a plastic or metal container, as they are less likely to attract pests such as lice.
The plastic container should be at room temperature, and the metal canister will be even better because it can keep longer. You will want to add some sort of adhesive backing to the micro green container so that it stays on the shelf longer. You will also need to change the trays after every two weeks or so.
If you are growing microgreens for a longer period of time and storing them in a large container, you will need to set the microgreen trays out in the sun for several hours at a time, as well as checking them at least once per day. This will help to prevent them from getting any mold on them.
If your growing microgreens are a little slower in their growth levels, then you will need to plan to keep them in the fridge for a shorter period of time, perhaps until the end of the growing season. Once the vegetation has reached maturity, it should be moved to an area with bright sunshine and warm temperatures.
The lid of the tray should also be placed in place for optimal growing conditions. This ensures that there is a bit of protection from the elements.
An important thing to remember is that to ensure the most favorable results, no cutting should be allowed within the tray itself. The reason for this is that germs can easily contaminate the microgreens.
Once the microgreen trays are ready, they can be removed from the container and cut into quarters or small pieces for salad dressing or other uses. Be sure to properly dispose of any excess soil left behind on the stems, as this can lead to infections and discoloration.
Having microgreen trays gives people the chance to grow fresh vegetables, and allows them to enjoy delicious, healthy produce year round. Just remember that the trays need to be properly cared for so that the microgreens remain healthy and fresh.