How to Grow Sunflower Sprouts!


Here is how to grow beautiful sunflower sprouts:

Supplies Needed:

  • 2 - 10” X 10” trays with holes

  • 1 – one quart mason jar

  • 1 – sprout lid

  • 1 cup unhulled sunflower seeds

  • 1 quart organic potting mix

  • Spray bottle

  • Water

Growth Process:

  1. Place the seeds in the Mason jar.

  2. Add 3 cups of water and soak the seeds for 8 hours.

  3. Use the sprouting lid to drain the water. Rinse and drain again.

  4. Rinse 3 more times 12 hours apart. Double rinse each time.

  5. Place the potting mix in a 10” X 10” tray. Spread the soil out evenly to 1” deep. Level and compress the soil using the second tray.

  6. Using the spray bottle mist the soil heavy with water.

  7. Lightly spread the germinated seeds on top of the potting mix.

  8. Mist again and cover with a weighted tray.

  9. Using spacers keep the tray supported above a drain pan so it can drain well.

  10. Water heavy twice a day for 12 days.

  11. Keep covered with the weighted tray for the first 4 days.

  12. On day 5 replace the weighted tray with an inverted empty tray. Remove the inverted tray on day 8.

  13. Keep in a brightly lit area between 65 and 75 degrees F, less than 50% humidity.

  14. Harvest at the beginning of the jointing stage. Using a knife or a pair of scissors cut the stems just above the soil line. Yields up to 28 ounces.

Maturity Time:

  • Twelve days

For more details on how to successfully grow the best sunflower, wheatgrass and other sprouts see my book, Growing Your Own Living Foods – Sprouting the Easy Way

I teach really fun and informative classes and workshops in South Florida and elsewhere on how to grow sprouts as well as a wide variety of other natural health related topics. See my Events page so you can find me.


You are invited to join me at the Foundation of Life Retreat in Evergreen, Colorado, August 9-16, 2022. I will be teaching a class there on how to grow sunflower sprouts, wheatgarss and other sprouts. This is the only Raw Living Spirulina retreat on the planet. You will saturate your cells with living nutrition at the highest level as you learn and grow. You will experience a detoxication protocol that will regenerate and revitalize your entire body with a new glow. You will learn the many secrets of vibrant health from three of the top Whole Food, Plant-Based nutritional educators in the world who practice what they preach. This will be an unforgettable week for detox and rejuvenation at the top of the world in a magical sanctuary that is literally “Above the Clouds” For details click here. I hope to see you there!:)