Common Sprouting Questions Answered

Question One:

What are the easiest sprouts for beginners?

All of our alfalfa mixes are easy to start with, alfalfa mixed with fenugreek, radish, or broccoli.

The beans are simple to grow and can be eaten in 2-3 days: Mixed beans, Mung, Pea, Sunflower and Lentil.

Radish also is an easy one to start with.

Question Two:

What are the best seeds to sprout for health?

Broccoli calabrese for sulforaphane, recognised as a chemoprotectant and good for
all round health.

Radish for antioxidants. Red clover for women’s health and
menopausal symptoms.

Alfalfa and Fenugreek for liver support. Mix, Lentil,
Sunflower for vegan protein.

Question Three:

What are the best seeds for growing microgreens?

Pea and Black Sunflower are the easiest for beginners. They are delicious, grow fast
and produce a good yield quickly.

China Rose Radish is great too.

Question Four:

Why have I had difficulty sprouting seeds in the past?

Mould due to drainage is the most common issue. Leave the grower on its side on the draining board between rinses.

Try filtered water. Use water that isn’t too hot or too cold.

Keep out of direct sunlight. Experiment with soaking the seeds for 4-12 hours before growing.