Alfalfa | Organic Microgreen & Sprouting Seed

€3.99

Alfalfa | Organic Microgreen & Sprouting Seed

€3.99
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  • SKU: SE-RE-ALF-KA-100
  • Availability: Out stock
Description

Alfalfa is one of most popular and well-known sprouting and microgreen seeds and can be found in a lot of restaurants  supermarket worldwide.

The name al-fal-fa comes from Arabic and means 'father of all food' or 'best food' and we can confirm that this tasty seed delivers. 

It has a fresh, nutty & sweet flavor, great in sandwiches and salads.

Latin name: Medicago sativa
Health Benefits: High in phytoestrogens, Vitamin K & C. Good for blood Sugar regulation 

Microgreen Instructions:
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Soak: 8-12 hours
  • Germination time: 2-3 days
  • Harvest from: 6-10 days
  • Flavour/texture: Crunchy texture, goes well in sandwiches or salads

Instructions: 

1. Sow your seeds directly on your prepared growing surface - no need to cover with soil if using.
2. Place a tray directly on the seeds to ensure good contact with the growing medium and to help the roots dig deep. Do not add additional weight to the tray.
3. Keep the tray on the seeds until the seedlings have germinated and are beginning to push against the weight.
4. Place in blackout when the seedlings are about 2cm tall - use blackout to stretch your seedlings to your desired length - ideall as tall (if not taller) as the rim of the tray.
5. Place in a sunny location or under grow lights to green up your microgreens.
6. Harvest as soon as the seed leaves (cotelydons) have developed fully.

Sprouting Instructions:
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Soak: 8-12 hours
  • Germination time: 2-3 days
  • Harvest from: 3 - 6 days
  • Flavour/texture: Crunchy texture, goes well in sandwiches or salads

Instructions:

1. Soak for 8 - 12 hours in your sanitised sprouting jar.
2. Drain your soaked sprouts and rinse well. Carefully shake any excess water out of the jar. You want a fine coating of water on the seeds but no puddles.
3. Disperse the seeds as best you can around the wall of the jar. As your sprouts grow this will become more difficult but just do your best to spread them out and avoid blocking the mouth of the jar, Invert the jar and place on its stand so any excess water can freely drain out. Ensure air can get into the jar.
4. Rinse and drain at least twice a day, every day. Shake excess water out of the jar. Your sprouts should be almost dry before each rinsing.
5. Your sprouts are ready as soon as all the seeds have sprouted and have had an additional day or two to grow.
6. Leave for an additional few days and the sprouts will grow bigger
7. Once you are ready to harvest, give the sprouts a final rinse and drain.
8. Place the sprouts on a clean kitchen towel and let air dry. Alternatively give them a whirl in a salad spinner.
9. Refrigerate and ideally use within 3 days

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