How to sharpen your chef’s knife to harvest microgreens.

So I have read a bunch of growers’ blogs and watched tons of videos on how to harvest microgreens. I have tried all the different ways you can find out there, but the one I like most is using a chef’s knife like we show in our “Harvesting Microgreens with a Chef’s Knife” video.

This method of harvesting microgreens only works if your knife is super sharp! Otherwise, the knife will pull on the stems of your greens and you will end up with soil in your harvest. Clumps of soil in your harvest means you will have to rinse your microgreens before you sell them which means more work and more hours wasted! We are all farmers running on a tight budget and every precious minute counts!

So, here is a not so great video showing me sharpening my harvest knife with a Work Sharp (link below). This is the quickest way I know how to sharpen a knife effectively and quickly. I added some commentary at the end to explain the settings on the Work Sharp and the best way I found how to use it.

Again, I hope this video helps and I plan on getting better at these as 2018 progresses. This is my first attempt at videos so I appreciate you visiting our page and supporting our cause! #growyourown #localproduce


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