Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sunflower Sprouts

 We grew lots of giant sunflowers last year and saved the heads thinking we would roast the seeds. Well, we didn't get too motivated on that front, but I have recently started growing sunflower sprouts, which has been quite satisfying and delicious.

Giant sunflower last summer. They were about 10 ft. tall.

Dried sunflower heads hanging in the shed

We cut off the sunflower heads last fall and dried them in our shed.
I recently collected the seeds from one head, soaked them and rinsed them periodically for 2 days, and then grew them on top of soil. In about a week's time, we had plenty of sprouts for our CSA members (and some for us too).
Sprouts on about day 4. They grow fast!

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