Sunflower sprouting seeds - Microgreens
Taste: Sunflower microgreens are a tender baby vegetable with a refreshing crunch and a slightly nutty flavour with hints of lemon and almonds. With their long white/yellow shoots capped with two bright green leaves, they’re a feast for eyes as much as the taste buds!
Nutrition: Sunflower microgreens contain high amounts of vitamins B, E, zinc, chlorophyll, potassium, magnesium and folate. They’re also packed with amino acids and boast upwards of 20-25% protein.
Source: Our sunflower seeds are sourced from Australia.
Growing time: 10-14 days (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.
Please note: Seeds are NOT available for delivery to WA or TAS due to quarantine restrictions.
How to grow sunflower microgreens
While similar to other varieties, the method for growing sunflower microgreens is slightly different. Just follow these steps!
Step 1: Preparation
- Find two plastic containers of the same size and shape, rectangular take-away containers are ideal
- Take one container and punch a few holes in the bottom for drainage. This is your growing pot.
- Measure the amount of sunflower seeds needed by scattering enough seeds to ensure an even coverage in the base of your growing pot.
Step 2: Soaking
- Pre-soaking your seeds is a great way to kick-start the germination process
- Place your measured seeds into a jar or glass and rinse with clean water
- Refresh with clean water and soak for 24 hours.
Step 3: Growing
- Fill your growing pot with store-purchased potting soil to within 2cm of the upper rim (as an option, you can add ¼ to ½ parts of coconut peat to your soil)
- Add water to saturate the soil and then scatter your pre-soaked seeds evenly (there’s no need to actually cover them with more soil)
- Now gently place the 2nd container directly on top of your seeds, ideally with a small amount of weight to help them penetrate into the soil below
- Leave for two days away from direct light, then remove the top container – your seeds should be starting to develop shoots
- Water regularly, 1-2 times a day, ideally with spray bottle
- After two more days, move your growing pot to a bright and well-ventilated area so the growing shoots begin to turn green, continuing to water regularly
- Harvest your sunflower shoots when they reach about 10cm high by cutting them off at soil level with a pair of sharp, clean scissors
- Wash, drain and eat, storing any leftovers in a sealed plastic bag in the fridge for up to five days.