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Sprouts - Organic Black Sunflower Seeds for Greens, Shoots, Sprouts - 8 oz.

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Organic Black Sunflower Seeds for Greens, Shoots, Sprouts (a.k.a. sunnies) - 8 oz.

Once you've tasted fresh sunflower shoots, the world starts to look a little different. All of a sudden, you start thinking about how yummy they are and how could you have gone all these years and not known? You start thinking of clever ways to incorporate them into your lunch. You open a bag, grab a few, and start snacking. Seriously, this is how it starts.

I like to pass sunflower shoots out at the Farmers Market and watch people's reaction. I gave a one pound bag to a friend who had never even heard of them before and now she asks for them every week. I sell these exact same seeds and sunflower shoots that I grow to a local restaurant, a raw juice bar, and my farmers market every weekend.

I have grown these on STG (Sure to Grow) mats, in soil, and in vermiculite. Because of the change in seasons and my hot and humid climate, I'm always switching up how I grow these through out the year. 8 oz. of dry seed is approximately 2 Cups. I use 1 1/2 - 2 cups of dry seed in a 10"x20" standard nursery flat to grow 1/2 to 1 pound of shoots. I can sometimes get 2 pounds out of a tray with a second cutting. I have found that with our temperatures in the 90's, germination is a bit lower and I use less seed per tray, so the yield is a bit lower. When the conditions are optimal, I have bumper crops.

You can grow these in any container that will hold dirt and allow drainage. Sprout the seed by soaking for 8-12 hours, then rinse and drain every day for 1-2 days until a 1/4" tail emerges. Then spread the seed over your growing medium. Keep the container covered until the roots have buried into the dirt (2-3 days). Also keep the soil moist by spraying or watering, but don't flood the baby shoots. Remove the cover for greening. Once the shoots have two leaves, but before they grow their true leaves, cut the shoots with scissors or a sharp knife. Rinse, drain, and refrigerate. Eat often. Use in salads, on wraps, in omelettes, on sandwiches, as a garnish, etc.

Rich in vitamins, enzymes, chlorophyll, and protein.

Instructions included upon request. I personally package and inspect all the seed, though it may contain some debris and a small percentage of non-viable seed. That's just mother nature.

***I also have 1 lb. sizes available here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/75545102/sprouts-organic-black-sunflower-seeds

***Because I grow sprouts and sell at my local farmers market every weekend, all my sprout seed is continuously rotated and personally tested by me throughout the year. For obvious reasons, I only sell seed that has excellent germination AND seed that I would grow and eat myself. Buy with confidence!

Sprouts - Organic Black Sunflower Seeds for Greens, Shoots, Sprouts - 8 oz.


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