Sunflower Seeds – from Garden to Sprouts

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP

Sprouting Sunflower Seeds

I enjoyed sprouting sunflower seeds from last year’s, 2016’s, harvest.  The fresh seeds took 15 days to sprout and are slow growing compared to flax and alfalfa seeds.  However, a nice addition to our daily diets!  this was more enjoyable using seeds grown in our own garden and now using the same seeds to plant a new crop!


  • soak seeds overnight
  • place on shelf with holes for draining (or in jar covered with cheesecloth)
  • rinse each day at least once with fresh water and drain

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