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How to Grow Sunflower Sprouts!

Here is how to grow 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