Country Creek LLC
Red Lentil Microgreen Seeds
Description and Nutritional Value
Red lentils are quick to sprout and great for eating fresh or to be used in any cooked dish. They are plump and rich with a pleasant nutty taste. These beans are great to sprout because your body absorbs more vitamins and minerals. They're milder and sweeter than green lentils. Cook them up quickly in soups & stir-fry, curry, or Indian dals. Serve them in salads and alongside fish. Red Lentils are an excellent source of molybdenum, folate, dietary fiber, copper, phosphorus, and manganese. Intake an excellent source of iron, protein, vitamin B1, pantothenic acid, zinc, potassium and vitamin B6 for a revitalized and happy life. Enjoy!
Jar Sprouting Method
8 - 12 hours
The amount of time your seeds should soak in cool water. Soaking is how we begin the sprouting process in most cases.
RINSE / DRAIN
2 - 3 times per day
How often your seeds should be watered. Rinsing thoroughly and then draining as much water as possible are key components to growing great sprouts.
2 - 3 days
The time it takes to grow a finished Sprout, or other crop (Micro-Greens, Grass, Greens) from a dry Seed. Note: This "finished" Sprout is our preference. you may grow them for as long as you want! In fact, we suggest that you taste them at every rinse to discover when you like them best.
2 to 1
The amount of Sprouts, Grass, Greens or Micro-Greens produced by 1 unit of Seed. For Example 2:1 means that 1 pound of Seed will produce 2 pounds of Sprouts or whatever crop you are growing. You do not have to grow them all at once of course, unless you wish to.
Tray Planting with soil Method
Fill your tray with soil. Since these plants aren’t going to be in there very long (9-12 days), they won’t develop a very intricate root system, which means you don’t need a whole lot of soil. About two inches worth should be more than enough.
Then you broadcast your seeds across the surface of the soil. No need to worry about getting it perfectly even or spaced out equally. You want to put a pretty thick coating down. Unlike when you’re growing a full, adult plant, you don’t have to worry about overcrowding with microgreens. Pack ’em in.
Next, take a little more soil in your hand, and sprinkle it over the seeds. You’re just looking for light coverage here. Again, no need to be perfect. You don’t have to cover every seed exactly the same.
Then take your hand and lightly press down all across the tray to really set the seeds into their new home.
FIFTH STEP: give ’em a good drink of water. The spray bottle is for later—now is the time to use a watering can or the mist option on your hose sprayer. You don’t want them swimming in water, but you do want them very, very damp.
Then put your tray in your sunny spot and wait! Or, if you are putting them under a grow light, place them directly under the light. How close the lights are to your tray depends entirely on the type and strength of the light you’re using. It’s important to note: many seeds you use for microgreens are light-determinate germinators, which means they need to see light to signal germination. That’s why you only cover them with a thin layer of soil and put them under a light immediately.
All Seeds are grown and packaged in the U.S. (Each bag is individually labeled)
All seed lots are tested for germination.
Works great with any type of sprouter.