Sunflower Seeds Day 8. Click to hide.
Sunflower Seeds. Click to hide.
Sunflower Seeds 8-12hr Soak, here we see the seeds being soaked in probiotic organic nutrients also with a couple of drops of hydrogen peroxide 15% (one problem with sunflower seeds is that they can go moldy this helps alleviate this situation). Click to hide.
Sunflower Seeds post Soak, place them in a colander, leave at 45° for a few minutes to drain, then add the cover with the clips supplied (we use the clip because it allows you to elevate the grill allowing better air circulation. Click to hide.
Sunflower Seeds day 2, the root tales have begun to emerge, soak in nutrient solution for 10 – 30 minutes rinse clean, drain add cover. Click to hide.
Sunflower Seeds day 3, the root tails have emerged, soak in nutrient solution for 10 – 30 minutes rinse clean, drain add cover. It is now time to plant the seed into/onto the growing medium. Click to hide.
Sunflower Seeds day 3, the root tails have emerged, spread seed evenly over the growing medium (in this case vermiculite), try to not put seeds on top of each other, gently press seeds into the grow medium. Add cover, move tray to growing location, add nutrient solution, just enough so growing medium becomes moist. Click to hide.
Sunflower Seeds day 4, you can see the condensation on the underside of the cover, for the next few days keep the cover on but turn it top to bottom i.e so the dry side faces the seeds, gives the seeds something to push against and reduces the chance of mould through excess moisture. Click to hide.
Sunflower Seeds day 4, here you can see the seed beginning to penetrate the growing medium as we turn/invert the cover. Click to hide.
Sunflower Seeds day 6, the seeds have penetrated the growing medium, the leaves have begun to turn green time to remove the cover. Click to hide.
Sunflower Seeds day 6, the seeds have penetrated the growing medium, here you see the roots that have penetrated into the reservoir below, the idea now is to just keep a small layer of liquid in the reservoir, i.e. add each day, if you add too much the growing medium will become moist and promote mould (ie as the husk falls away and becomes dead decaying material). Click to hide.
Sunflower daily spray, the trick is to get as many of the shoots to be clean of their outer husk at the same time. To do this take your tray to your sink and give it a forceful spray, this will dislodge some of the husks and keep them moist allowing the leaves to discard them more easily. Then return to growing situation and add more water/nutrition if required. Click to hide.
Sunflower day 9 ready to eat, the trick is to get as many of the shoots to be clean of their outer husk at the same time & not to have developed their 2nd set of leaves as these have a furry texture & are not as nice to eat. I will actually pick these tomorrow as there is still some moisture on the leaves from the previous spray and I want to add them to a salad and I want them to be surface dry, I will then add the whole salad mix to our vegetable storage system. Click to hide.
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Sunflower Seeds (Au 95+% germ.). seeds for sprouting untreated. Not available for shipping to WA.
Sunflower seeds for sprouting – Untreated Au 94% germ.
Sunflower seeds are high in fiber, protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins A, B complex, C, potassium, magnesium and also these sunflower seeds offer the trace elements zinc, manganese, copper and chromium.
Some people say that sunflower seeds are easy to grow and this is true if you are just growing them in a jar or a colander however there are some things to point out that may make life easier. For one the discarded seed husk is prone to going mouldy so adding some hydrogen peroxide to the initial seed so can alleviate this problem, and if you are growing them in a medium then try to keep the top layer of your grow medium dry.
The 2nd issue is to try to get all your sprouts ready at the same time otherwise you will cut the batch and then you have to go through and manually remove the husk of a certain proportion of them or cut them individually which is a bit time-consuming I think. Anyway if you look at the pictures we presented is the way that we grow them which takes these issues into consideration.
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Seeds for Sprouting Loose sprouts:- ie grown in our sprouting colanders or jars, you eat the leaf, stem & root Select Seed Name:- Alfalfa, Broccoli, Broccoli Organic, Fenugreek Organic, Fenugreek, Radish Daikon, Radish Red Arrow, Lentils Red, ChickPea, Mung Bean, Clover Red, Sunflower seeds
Seeds for Microgreens & Herb Leaf :- ie grown in a tray, you eat the leaf & stem Select Seed Name:- Snow Pea, Field Pea , Massey Gem Pea , Radish Daikon , Radish Red Arrow , Silverbeet Ruby Red, Beetroot Detroit Red, Rocket Arugula , Coriander , Kale Red, Basil Genovese, Cress Curly, Wheat Org., Sunflower seeds
Sprouting Info. & Videos
A short video showing the Colander Small Sprouting process. It shows the basic colander also the use of extra colanders with 6 large slots. Click to hide
A short video on how to clean your colander, we provide a small tool with our Sprout kits that fits the shape of the grill insert which chops the top of any sprouts caught in the grill making cleaning that much more simple. Click to hide
Basic sprouting kit consisting of 1 sprouting colanders with covers along with 250 mls of bio activated organic nutrients + Storage options(2 X cotton bags, mesh bag, plastic bag clip). Ideal for the beginner who does not do huge quantities e.g. if you just want to do Broccoli, when the colanders is almost full you can start eating and or store in the fridge using the storage options(2 X cotton bags, mesh bag, plastic bag clip) then restart your next batch. Click to hide.
Basic sprouting kit consisting of 2 sprouting colanders with covers along with 250ml of bio activated organic nutrients + Storage options(2 X cotton bags, mesh bag, plastic bag clip). Ideal for the beginner who does not do huge quantities e.g. if you just want to do Broccoli, when 1 of the colanders is almost full you can start eating and or store in the fridge and then start the other one so you have a consistent supply. Select the Product Name button to go to that Product Or Click to hide.
Sprouting kit 2 small sprouting colanders with covers plus one large 4L colander with cover along with 250ml of bio activated organic nutrients + Storage options(2 X cotton bags, mesh bag, plastic bag clip). Ideal for those people that eat a lot of sprouts as you can wait until the 2 small ones are full or three quarters full and then add them to the large one which you store in the fridge, after a few more days of cleaning and rinsing, and then start the process again in the small ones while eating from the large one, again so you have a constant supply. Select the Product Name button to go to that Product Or Click to hide.
Sprouting kit 1 large colander with cover + Storage options(2 x cotton bags, 2 x mesh bags, plastic bag clip ) for the early stage of sprouting (instead of the small colanders) +250 ml of bio-activated nutrients for sprouting with seed selection. So the idea with this kit is you use 1 of the mesh bags to grow your sprouts for the 1st say 4 days, you then empty them into the large colander for the final stages of cleaning (removal of husk) and greening. When the sprouts are ready you stop soaking and draining them and leave them to dry for a couple of days and then store them in the other mesh bag inside the cotton bag inside a plastic bag. You can then start sprouting again in your other mesh bag or if you have another spare colander you can begin this process earlier. This saves you the cost of extra small colanders with covers but not quite as convenient in my opinion. Select the Product Name button to go to that Product Or Click to hide.
Growing Super Mung bean Sprouts using one large 4 L colander +2 KG of pebbles to weigh the sprouts +1 KG of Mung bean and bio-activated super organic nutrients.
Growing the mung bean in the long white format. This can be done by putting it in a space that restricts its growth or similarly, as we have done here, placing a weight on top of the sprouts, along with the tea towel this serves the purpose of also keeping the light out i.e. so the leaf development is restricted.
We give you the option of purchasing this kit with or without the cover, if you are just doing mung beans then you do not need the cover, however if you want to use it to do normal sprouts then you can sprout the seeds in the mesh bag for say 3 – 4 days, and then empty them into the large colander and proceed with the sprouting process from there, in this case you will need the cover.
We also supply you with our sprouts/vegetable storage system this allows you to store your sprouts in the fridge for well over a week. . Select the Product Name button to go to that Product Or Click to hide.