Sunflower Sprouts DAY 7 From How To Grow Sunflower Microgreens

Wait Until You See These Time Lapse Photos of Sunflower Micro Greens Growing!

Sunflower micro greens are deliciously nutty with the flavor of raw sunflower seeds but with the texture of spinach.  They are easy to grow in just about any container you can find around the house. I like clear plastic salad mix boxes, which are food safe and easily available. But the real magic comes from watching the salad box fill with fresh greens in days to weeks. It’s a fun project to get your garden therapy in the winter and you will love how great they taste. It’s easy to do as well. See the step-by-step instructions in this post:

How to Grow Healthy Sunflower Sprouts in 2 Weeks

Now come along on a photo journey of how these greens grow, from seed to sprout!

Sunflower micro greens

Micro greens are different than sprouts because they are grown in soil or a soil-like medium.  This is a time lapse photo journal of about 2 weeks growing time for my sunflower micro greens.

Sunflower micro greens

For more information on how to grow them, check out this post on growing micro greens in a chicken dome.  For information on sprouting, check out this post on sprouting mung beans and green peas in a mason jar or this post on my Fresh Life Automatic Sprouter.

Day 1

Growing micro greens, day 1

Day 5

Growing micro greens, day 5

Day 7

Growing micro greens, day 7

Day 15

Growing micro greens, day 15

Day 17

Growing micro greens, day 17

About the Author : Stephanie Rose

A city girl who learned to garden and it changed everything. Author, artist, Master Gardener. Better living through plants.

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  1. Aagaard Farms
    Aagaard FarmsMarch 19,12

    Looks yummy!

  2. Scribbler
    ScribblerMarch 19,12

    I am sure this is delicious — and you are a very patient person. The sandwich looks really good.

  3. maryhysong
    maryhysongMarch 19,12

    Those look pretty good, but I tend not to eat them when I make them////

  4. Amber
    AmberMarch 20,12

    This is awesome….just ordered some sunflower seeds to sprout and have been meaning to break out my micro green mix to try this. I’ll have to look at the links up there. Do you say what kind of soil you use?

    • Stevie
      StevieMarch 20,12

      Hi Amber, use a sterilized seedling mix. have fun!

  5. Priscilla
    PriscillaMarch 20,12

    That looks great and yummy! I’d like to try growing sunflower micro greens. With my birthday coming up, I asked for a gift certificate to buy sprouts and supplies. I’m excited!

    • Stevie
      StevieMarch 20,12

      Priscilla – that’s so funny! I got my automatic sprouter for Christmas one year. Still one of the best gifts I’ve gotten.

      Your sprouting post looks great, by the way. I couldn’t comment from my iPad when I read it, so I’ll visit again soon to leave you some props on your mad sprouting skills.


  6. Phil (Smiling Gardener)
    Phil (Smiling Gardener)March 21,12

    Hi Stevie, great photo series! Do you ever use a soilless medium like jute grass to grow sunflower sprouts? I use it all the time for clover, alfalfa and kale, but haven’t tried sunflower.

    • Stevie
      StevieMarch 21,12

      Hi Phil, ya know, I don’t. I’ve been thinking about trying it, there is a product called baby blanket that I have seen and wanted to try. BUT, you see how the sunflowers push through the soil? It helps to knock of the seed husks and so I like piling a wee bit of soil on my seeds get get them to “work”. It’s no big deal to tousle the seedlings when they are getting ready for harvest and it knocks the rest off or I pick them off in the salad spinner when I wash them.

      I have also tried sunflower seeds in my automatic sprouter but I prefer them as micro greens. I get so much more and they last longer.

      Now, I know that mung beans also like to work, so when you grow then as sprouts you should set some rocks on tray over top the seeds so they can push. The more they face a little resistance, the sweeter they will be.

      If you do try the soilless method, please come back and let me know how it goes! I’d love photos too, if you have the time to send me some.

      Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Phil (Smiling Gardener)
    Phil (Smiling Gardener)March 22,12

    Ya, I use baby blanket or something similar. I see what you’re saying about the husks. I have some sunflower seeds coming in April so hopefully I’ll try this then.

  8. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
    Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.March 25,12

    These look so good, especially on that sandwich!

  9. Sherry
    SherryMarch 27,12

    Wonderful! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  10. Ellie
    EllieMay 3,12

    this is a great way to find out how to loose your life if this is your carreer!

  11. gurdy
    gurdyMay 3,12

    lol right ^.^

  12. gurdy
    gurdyMay 3,12

    waste of time just go to a restraunt and buy some cause if its not made by a pro it turns out jacked up!!!!

  13. Jean
    JeanNovember 11,14

    I use to work in a restaurant, I was in charge of the salad bar, and I was the one grew all the sprouts that we put on the salad bar. I’m no expert, & I’m no pro. but that is where I learn to grow sprouts. As for going to the restaurant for the sprouts or they are going to make you sick. Who knows what goes on behind closed doors.This was at a major chain restaurant.

  14. Bren
    BrenJanuary 28,15

    Stevie and Phil, what is baby blanket?

  15. Stephanie
    StephanieJanuary 30,15

    here is one Bren

  16. Mickey Jo
    Mickey JoApril 19,15

    Ok I’m lost. micro green mix What is that and where do you get it. Sherry can you please update this post and put a picture of Micro Green Mix for us blond old ladies. LOL. Took me reading all of these posts to figure out that the seeds were just sunflower seeds. Thought they were something else because you were calling them Sunflower Micro Greens. Now I’m trying to figure out what they are grown in because it says soil then soil like medium. HELP. Thanks Mickey Jo

  17. Stephanie
    StephanieApril 20,15

    Hi Mickey Jo – Yes, this was just the time lapse photos of growing them, the full instructions with links for where to but the supplies is here

  18. nyanny
    nyannyDecember 26,16

    sorry but your explanation for sunny greens is far from clear.i’ve seen other sites and they take you from step to step anticipating all questions you may have.i notice you throw in tips on growing mung that for another place.stick to sunflowers ONLY.I was a j.h.s.teacher and i kmow that students will best digest ONE thing at a time

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