Very first grow of sunflower microgreens and I am very surprised and pleased with the weight of the product. Taste too! I should have done this years ago. Who knew black oil sunflower microgreens tasted so good? I’m looking forward to doing some more. They are so good and so easy. I don’t know what others get for amount of finished product, but this novice is surely pleased with his 3 lbs.
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i tried this but mine looks nothing like yours. i think my biggest problem is my roots are turning brown and look nasty. any tips?
Just subscribed and bought your book! I have grown micros for my personal use the last two years. Micros have a huge learning curve, your information has addressed several issues I have been having trouble with, thank you and I wish you the best!
Given the additional work involved -volume aside -what was your motivation for harvesting this way? Do you know if the roots contain nutrients we should not be discarding?
Had to be one asshole give a thumbs down. Great video man many thanks.
Greetings, my friend. Could you tell me if it's all kinds of sunflower seeds that are used for growing microgreens? Is there any that is toxic or poisonous for consumption? I've been trying to grow it here in Brazil, but I noticed that the mini sunflowers grow bitter microgreens, and the giants usually germinate 50% of the seeds in flats. Could you help me with some advice?
did they taste like a noodle with a noddle texture?
hello 🙂 I am curious have you grown sunflower seeds for microgreens on 1/4 in. coco fiber mats? IF so, which do you recommend? thank you in advance!
Nice job! I'm happy to see your success with growing these particular greens on paper towels. I'm going to try it.
Nice work. I am ready to try the paper towel method. Where did you find the trays with the perforated bottom?
Some very interesting comments and what a harvest.
🌱Happy Gardening my friend, Terry.
That was a bunch of sprouts! It's nice that you can grow some healthy stuff while you're waiting on spring.
You can grow them without the paper towels!!! All you have to do is sprout them…. Then place in the trays then do the same process!
Im your #14th like Brent !! Great stuff.. Huge harvest. Im sure the roots have some health benefits –> definitely fibre i believe ++. 🌻🌻
Nice! I hear that the white paper towels leaches into the micro greens. Better using unbleached paper towels. Just about ready to try my first batch. Keep the videos coming.
Sunflower microgreen soup sounds yummy. I believe sunflower microgreen contains higher calorie (the good kind) and nutrition than mung bean sprout (which I like very much). BTW Brent have you read message?
Nice job. I was wondering if you could use hydroponic nutrients for you micro greens. A solution of maybe 500 ppm might up the game. Thanks for the video.
very very cool!
my concern is that things grow in the roots that can't be killed in boiling water. but who really knows. the barley grass i am growing is medium free, i think the top seed uses the bottom seed to root into. the advantage to medium-less is that the whole plant can be eaten by livestock, so it may be fine for humans.
you could do a bath in water with food grade hydrogen peroxide, to be sure.
if you were going to eat in a salad you should trim off the roots.
i think the weight is a big key element with the initial grow.
I'm with Bob. I thought you were going to try them in a carrot cake. I did not know you could eat the roots though so that is good to know. Did they still taste like carrot once you added them to the broth? I guess I was expecting the leaves to wilt like spinach but I'm glad they don't. Thanks for the recipe.👍
Late Happy New Year to You Brent! Really enjoyed this video. Most interested in the results of your non-media grow on the sunflower seeds. I have grown in paper towels and in soil but haven't tried without any media. Anxiously awaiting your results! Oh yes, the soup you made looked awesome!!
Great harvest Brent. When you said they taste like carrots I was waiting for to say you were going to make a carrot cake. 🙂 I'm not into microgreens, but It is a great idea. Have a great day. Best wishes Bob.
Great idea about eating the whole plant. How much seed did you start with?
i bet that soup taste quit nice to eat from the sunflower seeds 👍
I think that without any grow medium and no towel you'll be better off but you'll have see how your experiment goes first. Great harvest by the way and as always Keep Building👍
Nice work. I was told or read that you can not grow them with just water that you need soil. So I guess you disproved that as it works well with towel. I also read it has a almond lemon taste. Very healthy. By the way how long did the grow take? Would be great on top of soups or just the way you did it. I do like the process you did.
I ordered the red russian kale, 5,000 seeds as a test. 2 days and they are sprouting. I only tried a few as I'm waiting for the light to arrive that I'm going to test them under. I didn't know it but my local hydro store has 1/4lb of microgreen seeds for $4.50 and I wish I started with that. The paper towel method looks like it works great….especially being able to keep the roots.