Sprouting Seeds Germination Information

Sprouting Seeds Seed Germination How to Sow Sprouting Seeds:

  • Sow indoors at a temperature of 68-72° and with NO cover as light aids in germination
  • Sow in a mason jar with a shallow bed of water and cover the mouth with cheese cloth
  • Several times a day, drain off the water and provide fresh water
  • Seeds germinate quickly: in 2-5 days
  • It is not recommended to sow them outdoors
  • Because part of what are eaten as the sprouts are the actual purchased seeds, make sure your seed source does not coat them with a fungicide

How to Grow Sprouting Seeds:

If the seeds are sprouted in a lighted environment, the seedlings are shorter and contain more chlorophyll. If they are sprouted in the dark, the seedlings are taller and contain less chlorophyll



Appearance and Use:

The following seeds are commonly used in sprouting: mung bean, alfalfa, cress, broccoli (pictured to the left), buckwheat, and sunflower. Harvest the sprouts as soon as they are ready: when the tail is 2-3 times the size of the seed (some will be longer) as they have the best nutrition at this point. Add them to salads of any sort and to sandwiches as a lettuce substitute


About Sprouting Seeds:
Botanical name: Sprouting Seeds
Pronunciation:  None
Lifecycle:  Annual
Origination: Various species