Organic Salad-Mix Microgreen Seeds
This organic salad-mix of microgreen seeds is a unique and wonderful blend of peas, fava beans, buckwheat and sunflower. You will love how well this blend grows together. A great lettuce replacement during winter months!
Storage: Our seeds should sprout well for a year after you purchase them, if stored in a cool dry place. If you’d like to extend the germination life of your seeds, store them in the fridge. If you store your seeds in the freezer, they’ll last even longer!
All our sprouting seeds are certified organic and non-GMO.
A powerhouse of nutrients between the 4 different varieties.
SUNFLOWER: Great source of protein and an excellent source of vitamins B6, and E, calcium, iron, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, and dietary fiber
- Rich in vitamins B-1, B-6, K, C, folate, manganese, selenium, iron, copper, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium, fiber, and phytonutrients,
- Protein: 28% (Fava beans are 28% protein and just 3% fat!)
- Eating just 100 g of fava beans provides you with 66% of the recommended dietary allowance for fiber.
- Rich in phytonutrients such as isoflavone and plant sterols which have been shown to lower cholesterol.
- Rich in folate (natural form of folic acid). Just 100 g of fava beans provides 106% of recommended folate.
- Fava beans contain levodopa, the same chemical in medicines used to treat Parkinson’s disease.
- Rich in B vitamins which help metabolize carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
- Provide a full spectrum of minerals such as iron, copper, manganese, potassium, selenium, calcium and magnesium
BUCKWHEAT: Good source of vitamin B6, iron, calcium, magnesium, chlorophyll, and essential amino acids
PEAS A good source of vitamin C & B6, thiamin, magnesium, copper, manganese, and an excellent source of potassium.
- Pre-soak the seeds 4-8 hours, and rinse.
- Sprinkle the soaked seeds over the moistened soil in a 1020 growing tray, and press them gently into loose moistened soil, or spread the seeds onto a Jute Microgreen Grow Mat to avoid the mess of soil.
- Cover loosely with a clean towel, unbleached paper towel, plastic, or a thin layer of soil to maintain humidity. stack an empty tray on top of the towel/plastic, putting weight in the empty tray. This will help root the seeds into the growing medium and offer a better, even growth. Check daily to determine the moisture.
- After the seeds begin to germinate, you can remove the towel/plastic and continue spritzing the seed twice daily until it reaches desired height.
- To obtain great germination, keep your seeds at a steady temperature (70F). After germination, avoid keeping the soil too moist.
- Harvest the microgreens about 8-10 days after seeding, or when they reach their desired height, by using a pair of scissors to cut close to the growing base.
- Harvesting tip: If most of the seedlings still have seed hulls attached to their leaves, a few days before harvest, mist the leaf canopy couple of times and place a plastic sheet over top. Hulls should pull off and release easier.