HG Broccoli Sprouts Grow Guide - Homegrown Garden

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Broccoli sprouts are 3- to 5-day-old germinated broccoli seeds, with tiny shoots and roots that are beginning to develop. These immature broccolis are packed with fibers and various nutrients such as vitamins A and C, as well as calcium and iron. Broccoli sprouts also contain sulforaphane, a natural plant compound known for its antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as its beneficial effects to blood sugar levels, and its ability to promote good digestion. Broccoli sprouts can reduce the risk of getting cancer, help lower bad cholesterol, increase longevity, and combat aging.

Preparation

Broccoli sprouts may be sown in jars, starting trays, and seed sprouters. Wherever you want to grow your sprouts, always wash the seeds thoroughly first to remove any dirt and debris.


Sprouting in Jars

Once satisfied with washing your seeds, put the clean seeds (about 2 tablespoons) in the jar and fill it with cold drinking water, just enough to cover the seeds. Cover the jar with mesh cloth or cheesecloth and secure it with a lid or rubber band. Place the jar in a shady area at room temperature and let the seeds soak for 8 to 12 hours.


After soaking, rinse the seeds again using drinking water and drain thoroughly. Repeat the process every 4 to 8 hours for the next 2 days. On the third day, transfer the jar to the counter or windowsill where it can get indirect sunlight. Be sure that the seeds are always moist, but not wet. Continue the rinsing and draining process for another 2 days or until harvest.


Sprouting in Starter Trays or Seed Sprouters

After the seeds are cleaned, sprinkle them evenly on a starting tray or seed sprouter and soak in cold water for 8 to 12 hours. Keep the tray in a shady spot at room temperature. After soaking, rinse and drain them again very well. Do this process every 4 to 8 hours for the next 2 days. On the third day, transfer the tray or sprouter in a sunny windowsill or in an area where it can receive indirect sunlight. Remember to keep the seeds moist, but not wet. Continue with rinsing and draining until sprouts develop its first few leaves, or roughly until the fifth day.


Harvest

When most hulls have loosened and you think the sprouts are big enough to consume, you may already startharvesting them. Give them one final rinse and drain before harvesting. You may also de-hull them if needed or desired.

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