Organic Sprouting Alfalfa
Organic Sprouting Alfalfa seeds: Medicago sativa
- 'Super Food' high in proteins, vitamins and minerals, easy to grow on any light windowsill.
- Tasty addition to salads and sandwiches ready in 4-6 days
- Sow and Harvest all year round.
- Use a wide lidded jar or a specialist seed sprouter
Sprouting seeds are an alternative to Cress and other micro-greens. Particularly great for sprucing up salads and sandwiches all year round and especially in Autumn and Winter when fresh salad is limited.
Alfalfa, Arabic for 'father of all foods' is certainly a 'Super food' packed with protein, multi-vitamins and minerals.
Crisp, sweet flavoured seedlings, reminiscent of fresh green peas. Best eaten raw in salads and sandwiches, or great in stir-fries. Harvest when sprouts are about 2.5 to 5cm (1-2") long.
Use specialist seed sprouters are available but a clean, large, wide necked jar does the job just as well (See instructions below).
Sprouting Seed Jar:
Need: 1 wide necked jar with lid (small holes punched in to create a sieve) or muslin and an elastic band. The seeds need circulation so don't use clingfilm.
- Make sure that the jars are super clean and sterile
- Room-temperature water (hot or very cold water can impact germination)
- Put a handful of seeds into the jar (allow room for expansion as air needs to circulate around each)
- Soak the seed in the jar for a few hours at the start to speed up germination
- Put the lid (or muslin) over the top and drain the water.
- Refill with room-temperature water, drain leaving the seeds damp but not swimming in water.
- Rinse 2-3 times a day with clean room temperature water.
- Keep the seeds out of direct sunlight but at room temperature.
- Harvest when most of the leaves are open and green or de-hull and refrigerate for future use. Keeps for up to 5 days.
- Clean your jar or sprouting trays thoroughly between uses to prevent any mouldy or bacterial build up.
These seeds are specifically produced for sprouting and not for crop production.