These black oil sunflower seed variety (and not the striped type) are preferred for growing microgreens.
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QUANTITY PER PACK: 30GM
SEED PRE SOAK : Yes (8-10 hours)
GROWING MEDIUM : Soil
FLAVOUR : Sweet, crunchy
DETAILS: Healthy fats are the reason sunflower microgreens are so energy-dense. A 1/4 cup serving of sunflower microgreens has 2 grams of saturated fat and 14 grams of unsaturated fat. They can also help you meet your daily Iron and Calcium needs.
SOWING METHOD: Soak seeds overnight or for 8-10 hours. Fill good quality potting mix in a container, spray the mix, and spread seeds evenly on the mix surface and press them down into the mix but do not cover. Be careful not to overlap the seeds. Spray water on the seeds. Cover the seeds for 2-3 days (check to make sure mix is moist by spraying once a day) or when seeds start to germinate. Expose the plant to light after germination occurs and water regularly, keeping the mix moist.
GERMINATION PERIOD: 2-3 days after sowing
HARVEST TIME & METHOD: 10-14 days after germination. Harvest once the seed leaf are out. To harvest, simply use a pair of scissors and snip just above the potting medium.