By Project Wellness Now
Although sunflower greens can be successfully grown in jars or bags, cultivating them in soil will ensure their highest nutrient content.
What you need:
2 cups of organic sunflower seeds (Where to buy?)
1 plastic tray (Where to buy?)
Azomite (vital minerals so that your greens can thrive) (Where to buy?)
Soak your sunflower seeds in a sprouting jar overnight. Use clean, filtered water only.
Day 2 and 3:
Rinse and strain the seeds twice a day. Leave the jar up side down to allow draining.
As your sunflower seeds start to grow roots, they are ready to be planted. Fill the tray with a thin (about an inch) layer of dirt. Sprinkle 1 Tbs of kelp powder or rock dust over it and mix well. Spread sprouted seeds evenly over it. Cover with another thin layer of dirt. Pat lightly. Water.
Day 5, 6, 7:
Use a spray bottle to keep the top layer of dirt moist. Depending on the temperature you may need to do it 3-4 times a day. Be careful not to overwater since this will for sure lead to mold overgrowth.
Your sprouts are ready to be harvested. They are usually about 2 inches tall. Make sure to harvest them before the second row of leaves shows up since then they are too bitter. Cut them using scissors, remove remaining hulls and rinse well. Pat dry and store in the fridge. They will remain fresh for a few days.
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