Activity Card 4
Sunflower Greens

Sunflower Greens are more nutritious than lettuce and cheaper too!

  1. Buy some unhulled sunflower seeds (most health shops stock them or they can be bought from B&Q or other DIY stores).

  2. Place one cup of seed in a jar and soak in water for 12 hours.

  3. Rinse and drain and leave the seed to sprout for 1 day.

  4. Fill a modular tray with compost (soil) and water the soil so it is damp.

  5. Place seeds on top of the compost close together - so they are touching but not on top of each other.

  6. Cover with a thin layer of compost.
  7. Water every day to make sure that the compost stays damp.

  8. After 7 days the seeds will have grown and produced two leaves; this means they are ready to harvest.

  9. They can be cut with scissors, washed and eaten!

  10. You can compost the leftovers, it makes good quality soil!

  11. This can be repeated throughout the year.


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