Organic Alfalfa Seeds for Sprouts and Microgreens
Organic Alfalfa or Lucerne for Sprouts by the Latin name of Medicago Sativa.
Home-grown Alfalfa Sprouts are easy to cultivate in your own kitchen all year. Your Alfalfa / Lucerne will grow into Sprouts in 6 days or Microgreens in 12 days.
Both sizes of plants taste like iceberg lettuce. They are delicious in smoothies, salads, sandwiches, as topping etc. They are also one of the most nutrient rich Sprouts and Microgreens, you can grow yourself.
50 gram Alfalfa seeds will grow into 40 handfuls of fresh Alfalfa sprouts or 45 handfuls of crispy microgreens.
You can use both the SproutPearl sprouter or the Sprout Jar to cultivate these seeds, as Alfalfa is a very easy seed to cultivate. You should harvest the plants after day 6 of the cultivation, when it has developed a leaf.
Sprouting Time for Organic Alfalfa
If your kitchen temperature is 18-23 °C / 64-73 °F, then your Alfalfa · Lucerne Sprouts should be ready for harvest after just 6 days of cultivation.
Organic Alfalfa Seeds
Organic Alfalfa Sprouts
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Tips for Alfalfa or Lucerne Sprouts and Microgreens
Organic Alfalfa or Lucerne seeds can be cultivated to both Sprouts and Microgreens in your kitchen all year.
Organic Alfalfa for sprouts and microgreens are also known as Lucerne. The two are the same plant and Latin name for this plant is Medicago sativa.
Alfalfa has a very neutral taste like green iceberg lettuce as both sprout and microgreens. The taste is sweeter the more light, you give the plants.
Alfalfa or Lucerne is a fragile looking little sprout. As a mature sprout it is 10 cm long from root tip to leaf top. As a microgreen it is 20 cm long.
Alfalfa sprouts and microgreens contain the nutrients: A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B9, C, K and Potassium, Iron, Calcium, Copper, Zinc, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Manganese.
Alfalfa / Lucerne is a very sustainable plant as both sprout and microgreen. This is because you can eat the whole plant from root tip to the top of the small green leaves.
Alfalfa Sprouts take 6 days from seed to edible sprout. As Microgreens they take 12 to 14 days from seed to microgreens ready for harvest and serving for your food.
How to grow Alfalfa for Sprouts and Microgreens
Measure out the right amount of your organic Alfalfa seeds. Each half of the SproutPearl tray needs 5 gram seeds.
Soak the seeds in fresh, cold, drinking water in a clean glass for 8 hours. Place it in shade in your kitchen.
Pour the Alfalfa seeds into your SproutPearl seed tray after soaking and rinse with clean, cool water.
Put the seed tray into the SproutPearl and place it on your clean kitchen counter out of hot sun or cold draft.
Rinse your Alfalfa seeds and plants every morning and evening until they are at your desired growth stage.
Your Alfalfa sprouts are mature after 6 days. Your Alfalfa microgreens are ready for harvest after 14 days.
Tips for your organic Alfalfa Sprouts and Microgreens
Alfalfa is a thin and sensitive sprout, so make sure it is moist enough between each rinse.
Maybe you need to place the sprouter a little cooler, so the water does not evaporate quite so fast.
If your Alfalfa sprouts are yellow even two days after they have unfolded their leaves, they need more light.
The light allow for the plants to develop chlorophyll in their leaves and soon they turn green.