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Does anyone have browining of the stems after few days MICROGREENS are cut. Especially micro basil. Can this be avoided? Thanks!
 
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Nance, I don't know about microgreens...I do know that some basils are very sensitive to cold and wet and will turn black and/or get black edges to the leaves easily if treated like other greens....say lettuces or cole crops.
Hopefully someone here with experience growing micro greens can help you out. I've added the plant forum to your topic.
 
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Part of the "problem is the solution" of microgreens is they don't keep. The customer has to keep coming back over and over and you have to cut/deliver fresh. It has to be local.
 
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Judith Browning wrote:Nance, I don't know about microgreens...I do know that some basils are very sensitive to cold and wet and will turn black and/or get black edges to the leaves easily if treated like other greens....say lettuces or cole crops.
Hopefully someone here with experience growing micro greens can help you out. I've added the plant forum to your topic.



I'll echo Judith here. KEEP IT DRY
 
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