Growing Sprouting Seeds enable you to have all year round availability of highly nutritious food. And 'sow' easy to grow. All you need is a jar, oh and some water. A fantastic accompaniment to growing microgreens/microleaves for a mini indoor garden...all year round! 

alfalfa sprouting seeds 

 

Equipment
Wide mouth jars e.g. Ball Mason wide mouth (wide mouth is important as the sprouts need room to expand and air to circulate)
Lid
Sprouting Seeds 

Culture

    1. Make sure that the jars are super clean and sterile
      Lid options
      - Use screw top lid and simply drill or punch several holes in the lid – but not too large, the water needs to be able to drain, but not the seed!
      - An alternative could be Muslin cloth secured with a rubber band around the neck of the jar
      - Replacement lid with fine sieve built in
      Place seeds in the bottom of the jar and fill the jar with water - 2/3rds water to 1/3rd seed
      Stir seeds to ensure that all the seeds get soaked, vital process for smaller seeds 
    2. Use water that is at room temperature…water that is either too hot or too cold can shock the seeds. Cold water can also slow the germination process. Don't put too much seed in the jar, allow the seed sufficient room to expand…insufficient space will lead to mould issues as air cannot circulate sufficiently
    3. After the initial soak, skim off any floating seeds, empty the water and fill back up with room temperature water
    4. Turn the jar upside down and let the water drain out, the seeds should be left damp and not swimming in water. Drain as much of the water as possible.
      In between Rinse and Drain cycles your sprouts do their growing. During that time it is essential that they can breathe. 
    5. Rinse 2-3 times per day with room temperature water. Use lots of water and if possible, rinse under high pressure water
    6. Continue rinse cycle until harvest 
    7. Let the sprouts sit for 8-12 hours after their final rinse and extremely thorough drain before refrigerating them.

Hulls may be removed but they are not harmful to eat, removal helps to minimise spoilage in storage.

 

Variety

Days to
Sprout

Harvest Length

Character

Alfalfa

3-5

3-5cm

Nutty and mild

Beetroot

6-8

2-5cm

Earthy mild beetroot

Broccoli

5-7

3-5cm

Spicy

Fenugreek

3-5

3-5cm

Rich

Onion

12-14

2-5cm

Mild onion

Radish

2-5

1-3cm

Peppery and spicy

Red Cabbage

4-6

2-5cm

Mild cabbage

 

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