Sunflower microgreens are rich in fiber, protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins A, B complex, C, D and E. They also contain calcium, phosphorous, iron, iodine, potassium, magnesium and the trace elements zinc, manganese, copper and chromium. They are a healthy and flavorful addition to sandwiches, soups, salads, scrambled eggs, and wraps. Sunflower Growing Tips in Container:
Sunflower is easy to grow in any type of vegetable garden.
The right type of soil is very important as nutrition’s are required for the growth of the plant.
Mix of soil requires Red soil, Vermicompost and Coco peat in respective ratios (40: 40: 20).
Wheat grass also can be grown with out soil.
Use any Tray/Container/Grow bag with 2-to-4-inch height with drainage holes to drain out excess water.
Sprinkle the seeds more evenly onto the soil.
Socking the seeds overnight will give better germination rate though it’s not required for all type of seeds such as tiny size like amaranth seeds.
Cover the seeds by adding another tiny layer of soil over seeds.
Sprinkle the water every day to keep soil moisture.
Keep in dark place until germination.
Seed germination takes 2 to 3 days depends upon the seed type.
Water regularly to keep soil moisture
Do not wait too long to harvest. Harvesting time of Sunflower seeds is 8-9 days
Harvesting of Sunflower microgreens once seedlings are 3 to 5 inches tall
We recommend you to plant in a medium-size pot with a good ‘Potting Mix’. In case you are planting in soil, do add ‘Vermicompost’, ‘Neem Cake Powder’ & All Crop Nutrient Mix for better germination & growth.
|Sunlight: Full Sunlight|
|Water: 1-2 times in a week & In Summer: Alternate-day|
|Seasonal Information- Winter|
|Harvest – 4-6 Weeks|
1-2 times in a week