Our seeds should sprout well for a year after you purchase them, if stored in a cool dry place. If you'd like to extend the germination life of your seeds, store them in the fridge. If you store your seeds in the freezer, they'll last even longer!
Best Sprouting Method
Soak the seeds for 6-12 hours. Rinse and drain the seeds well.
Sprinkle the soaked seeds over the soil, and press them gently into the loose soil. Cover loosely with a clean towel, unbleached paper towel, plastic, or a thin layer of soil to maintain humidity.
Lift the towel/plastic twice daily and spritz the seed with water, keeping it moist but not too wet. After the seeds begin to germinate (approx day 4), you can remove the towel/plastic and continue spritzing the seed twice daily until it reaches desired height.
Average days to germinate: 4-6 days (before you start to see anything growing)
Growing tips:Adding a tsp of liquid kelp to the water is beneficial.Make sure this large seed is completely covered so it stays moist. To obtain great germination, keep your seeds at a steady temperature (70F).After germination, avoid keeping the soil too moist.
Harvesting tips:If most of the seedlings still have seed hulls attached to their leaves, wait a few more days to harvest.The large knobby seeds that remain can be gently pulled off before harvesting. Feature the bright stem of the seed by cutting close to the soil.