Buckwheat | Organic Microgreen & Sprouting Seed


Buckwheat | Organic Microgreen & Sprouting Seed

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Buckwheat is high in fibre and packed with important nutrients. Despite its name, Buckwheat is not related to wheat at all, it is a fruit seed and in the same family as rhubarb.

A very popular seed for both microgreens and sprouting, It’s seeds are unique in that they are pyramid shaped. Buckwheat has a delicious nutty flavour and is easy and quick to grow.  

Latin name: Fagopyrum esculentum

Health Benefits:  High in vitamins A, B2 and B3, and C, calcium, iron, magnesium, copper, and potassium. Good for digestion & high blood-pressure


Microgreen Instructions:
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Soak: 30 minutes
  • Germination time: 2 - 4 days
  • Harvest from: 7 -12
  • Flavour/texture: Nutty and sweet flavour


1. Soak your seeds for 30 - 60 minutes.
2. Sow your seeds and cover with a thin layer of soil. This helps them shed their seeds hulls more effectively.
3. Place a tray directly on the seeds and weigh down to ensure good contact with the growing medium and to help the roots dig deep.
4. Keep weighed until the seedlings have germinated and are beginning to push against the weight.
5. Place in blackout when the seedlings are about 2cm tall - use blackout to stretch your seedlings to your desired length.
6. Place in a sunny location or under grow lights to green up your microgreens.
7. Harvest as soon as the seed leaves (cotelydons) have developed fully across the whole tray

Sprouting Instructions:
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Soak: 30 minutes
  • Germination time: 2 - 4 days
  • Harvest from: 2 - 6 days
  • Flavour/texture: Nutty and sweet flavour


1. Soak for 30 minutes in your sanitised sprouting jar. Buckwheat absorbs water quickly and only needs a short soak.
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 grown a small tail - that's all they need! 
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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