Sprouting broccoli /calabrese green ,Microgreen Seeds
calabrese green- specifically used for sprouting.Grow Year round, Ready in 10 day
- Broccoli microgreens flavor is mild with a little spice but adds a nice zing to sandwiches, salads, soups, and as a garnish to entrees
- Maturity: Approx. 5-10 days
- Planting season: Year Round
Microgreens are clipped close to the soil level and are 1" to 2" tall. Microgreens are used as accents on appetizers, sandwiches, salads, main courses and even desserts. Their tender texture, fresh flavor and visual appeal have contributed to their growing popularity in restaurants and gourmet cuisine. The delicate microgreens of different vegetables can be combined to make beautiful and tasty mixes that have a myriad of uses in the kitchen.
Baby leaf greens are more mature than microgreens and have a more developed first true leaf. Baby leaf greens can be harvested at 2"-6" depending on variety. When the true leaves are well formed and still tender, some kinds can be harvested above the seed leaves. This offers the opportunity for further re-growth and subsequent harvests. Others are harvested roots and all. Baby leaf vegetables are excellent additions to salad mixes, braising mixes, soups, sushi and sashimi. Both microgreens and baby leaf vegetables are great choices for edible garnishes.
These seeds are specifically used for sprouting. Seedlings have crisp white stems with green leaves. They are quick growing, crisp, tender, and have a nice flavor and pungency.
This radish variety is specifically used for microgreen/sprouting. Seedlings have crisp white stems with green leaves. They are quick growing, crisp, tender, and have a nice flavor and pungency.
Cultivation: For large sprouts, sow seeds in spring to summer in sandy soil in a bright but cool location. Broadcast seeds on soil and cover with a thin layer. Keep uniformly moist. Harvest by cutting when seedlings reach 3-4". For smaller sprouts, use a sprouting jar indoors. Wash seeds thoroughly before planting and wash sprouts well before eating.
As with all sprouts, cleanliness is absolutely essential. While frequent rinsing is essential for growth and development, thorough rinsing is even more vital for safe, clean sprouts.
To start your sprouts, you will want to soak your seeds in a bowl of cool water for 4-6 hours, or overnight, making certain that seeds are submersed and not floating on top of the water. This will soften the seed coat and promote germination. After soaking, thoroughly drain off all water. It is wise to rinse seeds immediately after soaking to clean them and wash away an extraneous matter, and again drain off all excess water.
Wait several hours, then later in that day: Rinse seeds with cool, clean water. Carefully drain off all water so seeds at bottom of sprouter are not covered with water.
Repeat this process of rinsing with cool water and draining 3-4 times per day as your seeds mature, and even as you begin to harvest and consume them. As your sprouts grow, it is important that they receive good air circulation. Many types of sprouters, such as simple canning jar types, provide good circulation with the tilting motion necessary for complete drainage. Keep your container on your kitchen table or counter, or similar location that has dependable lighting and airflow.
Once sprouts have reached a desirable state for consumption, typically between 3-6 days for radish, they can be transferred out of sprouter and placed under refrigeration to prolong their lifespan. This is not necessary but will slow down the growth process and give you a larger window to eat your sprouts. Sprouts should not be allowed to dry out, as they can quickly lose their vitality and nutritional content. Clean sprouter thoroughly after use.