Buckwheat seed sprouts are fast growing, crunchy, and extremely satisfying! Easy to grow and very nutritious. We sell the hulled variety, which are great for either jar sprouting, or growing in soil flats to snip off and eat. If sprouting in a jar, when they are at your desired length, put the sprouts in a large bowl, fill with water, and agitate your sprouts; the hulls will float to the top and you will be able to pour them off, drain your sprouts, and enjoy! - 125 grams/4.4 ounce
How to Sprout Seeds in a Jar
- Start with one tablespoon of small seed or ¼ cup of a larger bean seed and see how that amount works for you.
- Do not make more than you can eat in 3 days.
- Soak for 8 to 12 hours in 4 parts warm water to 1 part seed.
- Drain off the soaking water and rinse seeds well.
- Set jar at an angle to allow water to drip out, while allowing air to circulate into the jar. A dish drain rack works great for this.
- Rinse and drain your sprouting seeds 3 to 4 times a day until they have reached your preferred length, 1 to 2 inches is a good size to start with. This will generally happen in 3 to 4 days.
- While growing, keep your jar at room temperature and out of direct sunlight.
- Rinse hulls to prevent fermentation by immersing in a large bowl of cool water and swirling your sprouts around. Hulls will float to the surface and you can skim them off. Hulls can also be left and eaten, as they are high in fiber.
Sprouts are a great healthy addition to salads, sandwiches, soups, baked goods, casseroles, smoothies, and juice!
We like Buckwheat best grown as microgreens, but you can also grow them in a colander! Here's how!
- Begin with 1 cup of raw buckwheat, rinse thoroughly, and drain. Pour the sprouts into a container (we use a wide-mouth jar) and fill with 2-3 times the amount of water. Let sit 4-6 hours (Or just overnight).
- Pour into a colander and rinse thoroughly. (Soaked buckwheat happens to be surrounded by a bit of a syrupy sort of liquid after soaking that feels a bit like squash seeds fresh from the fruit. Just keep rinsing and draining a few times until you feel it's rinsed as well as it's going to be. You'll know because there comes a point that the rinsing you're doing isn't making too much of a difference.)
- Line your colander with a paper towel or clean dish cloth and just line the bottom with your soaked seeds, spreading them out as much as possible.
Cover your colander with a plate or a dish towel to keep out bugs.
- Now, put your covered sprouts in an out-of-the-way place, somewhere you won't forget about it to rinse it regularly. You're going to rinse and drain these sprouts on top of the paper towel with clean, filtered water 3 times/day. If they start to bunch up in the colander, just spread them back out with your fingers.