Sunflower Greens

About

Greens grown from Sunflowers are remarkabley delicious. If you don't feel you know us well enough to believe it, let's give you a taste: Look under your bird feeder in summertime for a sorta thick stemmed plant about 4-6" tall, with 2 leaves on top. Pick it off above the soil - wash it well - and eat it ..... See? Fantastic aren't they?!

We have claimed for years, that Sunnys need to be planted on soil with 20-30% Earthworm Castings to achieve their full (awesome!) potential in flavor and vigor, but we do have soilless alternatives. Soilless mediums called Baby Blanket, Tencel, and the amazingly retentive Vermiculite, when used in conjunction with a liquid fertilizer, like Kelp, produces wonderful Greens without the mess of soil. Every plant we've grown using soilless methods has turned out wonderfully, though Sunnys still have more flavor, in our opinion, when grown on soil enriched with Earthworm Castings.

We do not like the flavor of hydroponic (grown using nothing but water) Sunnys - we find them virtually tasteless and quite watery - but - if you just don't care what we think (good for you!) and you are determined to grow these with nothing but water, then go to Val Archer - she is the meister of hydroponic Greens. Tell her us Sproutpeople sent you!

Flavor
Dense texture - like fresh spinach. So nutty and green. Great in salads and smoothies. Addictive flavor!
Nutrition

Vitamins A, B, C and E
Calcium, Chlorophyll, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium
Amino Acids
Protein: 20-25%

Notes

If there is anything unique about our current seed, we will tell you about it here.

Seed Shelf Life: 2 years. Store in cool, dark, dry spot. Store in freezer to extend shelf life.

Sprouting Devices for Greens

Follow links for detailed information about - and a purchase point for - each Sprouter....

Tray Set - One Crop

Our Single Crop Tray Set consists of three (one of each) 10x20 inch Trays: Drip, Heavy Duty Planting, and a Cover Tray.

We offer these for growers who want the biggest planting area. This Tray Set will grow 1-3 pounds of Greens or produce enough Grass to yield 10-20 ounces of Juice.

All of our Trays are intended for growing Greens, Grass, and Micro-Greens. We grew everything in nursery trays when we were professional growers, but the current tray's drainage configuration (the holes or slits in the bottom) is undesirable sprout growing.

Tray Set - 2 Crop

Our Two-Crop Tray Set consists of: One 10x20 inch Drip Tray and four 10x10 inch Trays - two for planting and two as Covers.

We offer these for growers who want to grow different crops, or stagger crops, while enjoying a large area to plant in. This Tray Set's 10x20 total inches will grow 1-3 pounds of Greens or produce enough Grass to yield 10-20 ounces of Juice.

All of our Trays are intended for growing Greens, Grass, and Micro-Greens.

Trays - 5x5

This Tray has Drainage Slits. It is ideal for small crops of Greens, Grass, and Micro-Greens. We use it as both a Planting Tray and a Cover Tray. 8 of these 5x5 inch Trays fit into one 10x20 Drip Tray, giving you almost as much planting area as a full 10x20 Planting Tray - which can produce 1-3 pounds of Greens, or enough Grass to yield 10-20 ounces of Juice.

The narrow drainage slits in this Tray are perfect for any Growing Medium - and when used as a cover - for air-circulation.

All of our Trays are intended for growing Greens, Grass, and Micro-Greens. We have several different Trays and Tray Sets to choose from.

Sprouters for Pre-Sprouting

Your Greens will grow much better if you sprout them before planting. That's Pre-Sprouting.

Follow links for detailed information about - and a purchase point for - each Sprouter....

Easy Sprout

Overwhelmingly our most popular sprouter, Easy Sprout is also our personal favorite. We have well over a dozen in our house. It offers great drainage and the best air-circulation of any sprouter.

Easy Sprout is made up of a 1 Quart (litre) Growing Vessel, a Solid container/Base that catches excess Rinse water, a Small Seed Insert that snaps in when sprouting small seeds, two Growing Lids (1 for home (Domed) and 1 for the road (Flat)), and a Solid Lid for refrigerator storage of your sprout crop.

Easy Sprout is the best all-around sprouter. Period. It is the mandatory choice for high humidity sproutpeople everywhere and great for travel sprouting! Very versatile - Easy Sprout can sprout virtually any seed, anywhere!

Easy Sprout is part of many of our Kits.

SproutMaster 5x6

SproutMaster is the greatest tray sprouter ever! It offers excellent drainage, and is the best sprouter on this globe, for growing vertical Leafy Sprouts. The SproutMaster is very versatile - it can sprout virtually any seed. It is even able to grow Grass, Greens and Micro-Greens - with proper care, and perhaps a growing medium.

We sell two configurations 1) Three trays that measure 5x6 inches each. 2) A Single tray that measures 8x10 inches. SproutMaster trays (of the same dimension) are stackable - add trays to build your own sprout skyscraper. SproutMasters are comprised of Growing Trays, each with a removable Divider - which allows you to grow 2 crops in one Tray, and interchangeable Lids and Bases.

This SproutMaster is the 3 Tray, 5x6 Stack. It comes with 3 Trays, 3 Dividers, and 4 Lids/Bases. That is enough Lids/Bases for almost anything you want to grow.

SproutMaster 8x10

SproutMaster is the greatest tray sprouter ever! It offers excellent drainage, and is the best sprouter on this globe, for growing vertical Leafy Sprouts. The SproutMaster is very versatile - it can sprout virtually any seed. It is even able to grow Grass, Greens and Micro-Greens - with proper care, and perhaps a growing medium.

We sell two configurations 1) Three trays that measure 5x6 inches each. 2) A Single tray that measures 8x10 inches. SproutMaster trays (of the same dimension) are stackable - add trays to build your own sprout skyscraper. SproutMasters are comprised of Growing Trays, each with a removable Divider - which allows you to grow 2 crops in one Tray, and interchangeable Lids and Bases.

This SproutMaster is the single 8x10 inch Tray. It comes with 1 Tray, 1 Divider, and 2 Lids/Bases. If you purchase multiple 8x10 trays, you'll end up with more of the Lids/Bases then you'll use regularly, but extras can be a good thing....

1 Qt. Jar

This is a One-Quart, Wide-Mouth Mason Jar. It isn't accompanied by a lid. Those are purchased separately. Keep on scrolling....

The least expensive, most basic sprouter, Jars - when topped by Screen Lids, are a fine choice for any skilled sprouter or for those willing to work a bit more diligently at rinsing and draining, or as an additional Sprouter, for easy sprouts, like Beans and Grains. A great choice for Pre-Sprouting Grass and Greens too!

Half-Gallon Jar

This is a Two-Quart (1/2 Gallon), Wide-Mouth Mason Jar. It isn't accompanied by a lid. Those are purchased separately. Keep on scrolling....

The least expensive, most basic sprouter, Jars - when topped by Screen Lids, are a fine choice for any skilled sprouter or for those willing to work a bit more diligently at rinsing and draining, or as an additional Sprouter, for easy sprouts, like Beans and Grains. A great choice for Pre-Sprouting Grass and Greens too!

Sproutpeople Stainless Steel 3-Screen Sprouting Lid Set

Made by Sproutpeople!

Fine mesh, Medium mesh and Coarse mesh. Our 3-Screen Lid Set is made up of Stainless Steel Mesh - in 3 different mesh sizes (fine, medium and course) - each nestled in a heavy-duty Plastic Ring. Our Screen Lids fit Wide-Mouth Jar Mason Jars, like those we sell.

The wider the mesh - the more readily water and air pass through the screen. Use the fine mesh (the finest mesh size ever!) for small seeds (Leafy and Brassica sprouts), the medium mesh for Grains and small Beans and the coarse mesh for large Beans. As your sprouts grow bigger, you can move to a bigger mesh size to improve air-circulation and facilitate the escape of hulls, thus making de-hulling easier.

Supplies

For Greens.

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Recipes

Sunflower Greens

Black Oil Sunflower - In Shell


Often called Sunnys, these Greens are absolutely Delicious!
Sunflower Greens are the quintessential Green. If you want to grow Greens, start here. There is nothing else like them!


Note: This seed is for Greens only. If you want sprouts Get These.
See THIS NOTE before ordering =:-)
Our Sunflowers come from a source which is certified organic.

$7.14 Lb.

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  • Soak 8 - 12 hours
  • Rinse / Drain 2 times per day
  • Plant Day 2
  • Harvest 8 - 12 days
Sprouting Instructions & Video:
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