Dandelion | Organic Microgreen & Sprouting Seed

€14.99

Dandelion | Organic Microgreen & Sprouting Seed

€14.99
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Description

Although commonly dismissed as a weed, dandelion greens are highly nutritious and have been used in traditional medicines for centuries. The younger microgreen stage of dandelion offers a milder flavour than the harsh bitterness of the mature leaves. Dandelion microgreens add an amazing slightly bitter flavour to salads. 

Dandelion is best suited to microgreen production but can also be sprouted. Sprouted dandlion produces quite a low yield. 

Note: 2 grams of dandelion seed will fill one standard growing tray. 

Latin name: Taraxacum
Health Benefits:  High in vitamins A, , C, and K, beta carotene calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium. 


Microgreen Instructions:
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Soak: No 
  • Germination time: 2 -3  days
  • Harvest from: 10 - 14 days
  • Flavour/texture: Slight bitter flavour

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 and weigh down to ensure good contact with the growing medium and to help the roots dig deep.
3. Keep weighed 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.
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. Alternatively let grow on for several days to allow the serrated true leaf to form. 

Sprouting Instructions:
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Soak: 8 - 12 hours
  • Germination time: 2 - 3 days
  • Harvest from: 5 - 7 days

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. Harvest what you need straight from the jar and let the rest grow on. Alternatively, place the sprouts on a clean kitchen towel and let air dry. You can also give them a whirl in a salad spinner. 
9. Refrigerate and ideally use within 3 days

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