Broccoli Sprouting & Microgreen Seeds
Have you ever tried eating a bowl of raw broccoli? You know that it’s good to eat your greens, but it is no easy feat.
Try sprouting broccoli instead. Not only are sprouts easy to eat, but they are yummy and super good for you. Eating a little bit of broccoli sprouts everyday goes a long way for your wellbeing. These tiny greens have been called a superfood.
Benefits of Broccoli Sprouts
John Hopkins University report that broccoli sprouts contain up to 50 times more sulforaphane than mature broccoli (including steamed broccoli florets). Their research suggests that sulforaphane may help reduce the risk of disease, including cancer. Yes, eat steamed broccoli because it’s good for you. Also, eat broccoli sprouts.
How to Use
Add sprouts to sandwiches, salads and as a healthy garnish for cooked dishes. Create a daily habit by adding them to green smoothies. Start your day on a great note.
Fast and Easy to Grow
Sprouts are one of the fastest and easiest crops to grow. In 3 – 5 days, you can eat fresh, living food. As much as we love compost, we also love that sprouts grow with water, seeds, a sprouting jar, and small amount of effort. No mess. No dirt.
To sprout these seeds, you’ll need a sprouting jar, hemp sprouting bag or a plastic colander with super fine mesh (broccoli seeds are a tiny seed). The jar method is the most popular method. Save money and make your own sprouting jar. All you need to get started is a glass jar, muslin and rubber band to hold it in place.
Want to grow broccoli microgreens instead?
Our broccoli seeds are suitable for growing as sprouts or microgreens.
What are Microgreens?
Microgreens are young and tender greens harvested when the first leaf emerges. Broccoli micros take less than two weeks from seed to harvest.
Grow Indoors or Outdoors?
Short of outdoor growing space? No problem, you can grow these little greens indoors. When growing outdoors, you should avoid extreme heat and cold.
Broccoli is not fussy with the grow medium. Hydroponic, coir peat, hemp mats, or organic soil work a treat with this variety. At Seedmart, we grow this crop on hemp grow mats, with bottom watering, and a small amount of Microgreen Plant Nutrient. We have found that the nutrient helps us get a better quality and yield from our microgreen crops.