Will microgreens regrow after cutting? 0
Will microgreens regrow after cutting?

Which microgreens regrow after ✂️ cutting?

Are you a microgreens grower and wondered what happen if you leave after cutting your micro plants roots in soil medium and keep under sunlight? Will they start their life once again and give you next crop after another week? In this article we will go over below questions:

  • Does microgreens regrow?
  • Which exceptional microgreens can be regrown after cutting?
  • How to regrow pea microgreens after cutting?
  • FAQ about microgreen regrowth

We know that it is intriguing topic, so will go straight to the point!

Does microgreens regrow?

As you are here we assume that you already know what are microgreens and their specific structure. They consist of: 

  • roots,
  • stem,
  • cotyledons
  • and true leaves.

They are young versions of grown-up vegetables or other plants intended for consumption as:

  • garnish,
  • toppings,
  • ingredients,
  • side dishes,
  • or as separate dish.  

Many growers tried to regrow their microgreens... But all they got was not that they expected. Because of the structure of the microgreens, the type of cultivating and moment of the harvesting it is impossible to regrow microgreens after cutting microgreens. I want to underline that we are talking only about microgreens- not about mature plant of this varieties. As to the every rule there is exception that exist.

Is that Radish, Red Rambo Microgreens? 

Is that Cress Microgreens?

Will Broccolli, Calabrese Micro plants regrow?

Or maybe Sunflower Microgreens will grow one more time after cutting? There is only one answer to it! No! So...

Which exceptional microgreens can be regrown after cutting?

Beetween many various crops you can grow as microgreens, there are few that can be regrown multiple times. Do not listen to the promisers which tells you that Basil, Kale, or Cress will regrow.

Actually we can confirm only one variety of microgreen that will regrow. It is pea microgreens.


Pea plants may be weak but they're determined climbers! They have the specific structure. With the help of tendrils, these resilient green stalks can bravely scale walls or clumsily clasp onto other nearby foliage - all in pursuit of reaching further heights. That is why if you will cut them in the right place they may regrow. 

How to regrow pea microgreens after cutting?

Pea microgreens regrow but only under specific conditions, you have to give them best growing conditions and it's not so easy. Pea microgreens have really big seeds, they store so much energy inside, that they can regrow multiple times.

Big seeds = Energy = Substances needed for growth.

What you need to remember for regrowing is:

  • When you are cutting the first crop of Pea shoots you have to cut it in specific way.
  • Plants to grow need a little leaf to absorb light and recycle it to energy used later for regrowing next crop of microgreens.
  • When you look at the micro plant of Peas you can spot the first little leaf on the stem, just over the seed and comming out of it root. You have to cut above it, it will allow your microgreens to regrow.
  • Then you need to give them time and humidity.
  • A lot of airing will help and prevent mold. 
  • Even Pea microgreens usually do not need the fertilizer if you plan to regrow them- remember to add it in the beginning. 
  • Some research says that you need bigger tray for regrowing- we says that it is not influencing for regrowing. 

FAQ about microgreen regrowth

Can I regrow microgreens?

You can regrow microgreens, but only Pea microgreens. Other microgreens are not regrowers. 

Is regrowing vegetables the same as regrowing microgreens?

Regrowing vegetables, or even grown up plants is more popular treatment. As may be not easy by itself, is much easier than regrowing microgreens- because if you know how to do it it is possible. 

Which microgreens regrow?

Only Pea Microgreens will regrow, after cutting. 


If you have another experience about regrowing microgreens let me know in comments or via email: karolina@mpseeds.eu!


Keep growing and good luck,



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