Premium quality sprouting seeds
Fast, easy and fresh. Growing nutritious sprouts at home is something every family can enjoy. All you need is a jar, lid and seed kit. Unlike the seeds at the supermarket, our premium quality sprouting seeds are sustainably sourced, open pollinated, non-GMO, non-hybrid and have no chemical coatings. They’re hand selected to make sure you enjoy a wonderful sprout harvest every time. Several of our sprouting seeds can even be grown as sprouts or microgreens. Our seed bags are made from a natural woven blend of cotton and muslin. For longer shelf life please store your seeds in an airtight container.
How fast do sprouts grow?
First-time sprouters are often amazed at just how quick the sprouting process is. Germination begins almost immediately when you water your sprouting seeds for the first time. However different seeds do sprout faster than others. Bean and lentil sprouts typically take 3-4 days to reach maturity, while alfalfa and broccoli varieties will take between 4-7 days.
- Add 4-6 tbsp of sprouting seeds to your jar (2 tbsp for broccoli seeds) and cover with 400ml of water. Swirl around to agitate and clean the seeds, then tip out the water.
- Add a new 400ml of water and allow the seeds to soak for 4-6 hours.
- After soaking, drain water by tipping the jar upside down using the strainer lid in your sprouting kit.
- Sit the jar in a resting position, away from direct sunlight.
Growing and watering
- Water your sprouts a minimum of 2 times a day. 3-4 times per day is ideal.
- Add 400ml of water, swirl around to rinse sprouts, then drain.
- Repeat Step 2 for a second rinse with fresh water for a few minutes (extra water may be required on especially hot or humid days).
- Drain and place jar back in a resting position, away from direct sunlight.
- Repeat the rinsing and draining process 2-4 times daily until your sprouts are ready for harvest.
The magic of photosynthesis
To give your sprouts a wonderful green colour, the final stage before harvesting involves sunlight and the transformational process of photosynthesis. When your sprouts have grown to the desired size, simply follow these steps:
- Place your sprouts in an upright position in an area with bright light.
- Keep out of direct sunlight, natural or fluorescent lighting is fine.
- Photosynthesis will start to happen within one hour and can take up 12 hours (longer time = darker green)
- Rinsing and watering is still required during the photosynthesis stage, especially in warmer weather.
- Once your sprouts have reached your preferred shade of green, they’re ready for harvesting and feasting! Wash and drain your sprouts, then place them in a clean container. Your sprouts can be kept fresh in the fridge for up to a week.