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Garlic Chives

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For garlic lovers! An easy 10-14 day sprout (slow start) with a wonderful fresh garlic flavor. Great mixed with other seeds.

  • Days to Sprout: 12-14 days
  • Soak Time: 4-6 hours
  • Yield: 1 tbsp of dry seed yields approx. 2-3 cups of sprouts
  • Storage: Must be stored in cold conditions or will lose it’s germ. Keep stored in either your fridge or freezer. We guarantee our seeds for one year from purchase date.

Sprouting Directions 

Soak: Put 1-2 Tbsp. seed in a wide mouth jar with a sprouting lid. Add water, swirl, and drain. Refill jar with water and soak 4-12 hours. Drain well and invert jar at an angle on a sprouting or draining rack, or in a bowl or drain rack.

Rinse: Twice a day, refill jar with cold water, swirl, and drain well.

Enjoy! Ready to eat in 10-13 days. The herb hulls are good tasting so you can harvest earlier if you like the flavor and texture of the hulls. Refrigerate to store. (Sprouts store best when they are fairly dry.)


Helpful tips:

  • Some sprouts tend to clump together as they grow. To separate, fill the jar with water, remove the screen and stir gently with a fork during the regular rinse. Remove hulls if desired. Drain well as usual.
  • The drier they are the better sprouts keep. Be sure to let sprouts grow another half day after the final sorting rinse before storing in the fridge. Optional: put folded paper towel on top of the sprouts in the jar. Put lid on and refrigerate turned upside down. This removes excess moisture.
  • If your home is very warm during the summer months, it may help to rinse the sprouts three times a day with cold water. Stir gently if clumping.


Grow Microgreens!

Soilless Method

Soak. Using a tray with drainage holes, rinse enough seed to cover the bottom of the tray. Soak the seed for 4-12 hours. Use a jar with a sprouting lid for soaking if the tray holes are too large. Drain, rinse and drain holding at an angle to remove excess water. Spread the seed evenly on the bottom of the tray and cover with a lid top and bottom or put in plastic bag.

Rinse. Rinse with cold water twice a day, using either a gentle flow from a tap, dipping in a sink, or spraying. Drain thoroughly.

Grow. The roots will form a mat from which the microgreens will emerge. At that point, put in indirect sunlight, florescent/LED lights or grow lights. The watering is then easy: fill the container 1 cm deep with water and allow to sit for a few seconds in the water and then tilt on an angle to decant the water until only some moisture is remaining in the root area. Continue to rinse twice a day as described above.


Typically, microgreens grown without soil are harvested at 7-12 days. Harvest before the next expected rinse so the shoots are dry.  Harvest microgreens using scissors or knife.

Instead of harvesting all at once, you can start to harvest microgreens as soon as the first two leaves are spread out. Take only what you need for your meal and allow the rest to keep growing or put the tray in the fridge loosely covered and a plastic bag or dome to harvest another day.

Grow Microgreens!
Soil Method (small seed)

You will need:

• 10” x 20” gardening trays (1-inch-tall preferred), 1 with
holes + 1 without. Smaller microgreen trays also work well.
• Good quality organic starting soil mix
• Parchment paper or unbleached paper towel (optional).
• Dome lids (clear or black) or plastic sheet
• Organic seed
• Mister bottle, cup measures, garden spray nozzle (optional)
• Scissors or sharp knife

1. Don’t soak small or medium size seed. Small seed such as broccoli and arugula are easier to sprinkle on top of the soil if they are not soaked.

2. Prepare Soil
Add water to top of the bag (or each tray) 12 hours ahead of use until almost fully hydrated. Rehydrate the bag as necessary. If you were to put the soil in your hand and squeeze it, you should not be able to get much more than a drop of water out of it for the perfect moisture content. If you want to mist the seed after putting it on the soil, reduce the water hydration of the bagged soil a bit.
TIP: To check for overwatering, tip the tray to one end. Water should not pool enough to drip out of the tray.

3. Fill Trays with Soil
Use a tray with holes. Fill with 3/4-1.5” of soil. The closer to the top of the tray the better aid to air circulation. Use a block or your hand to smooth and flatten the soil without compacting it. The back of a tablespoon or spatula smooths out the valleys. You can wait to put the tray without holes under until after unstacking/uncovering or add it to the bottom now.
TIP: Place a layer or two of paper towel on the bottom of the tray before adding soil for easier cleanup.

4. Sow the Seed
Sprinkle the seed evenly over the soil in the tray (pizza cheese shaker, spoon). The seeding density depends on the stage at which you’re planning to harvest. For small seeds for 1-week microgreens, start with approximately 15 -28 grams (1.5 – 2 Tbsp). Sow slightly less seed for 2-3 week microgreens.

Seeds do not need misting if the soil has enough moisture. Mist if you need more moisture. Use a spray bottle or a garden spray nozzle set to light mist. The soil should be moist throughout, but not soaking wet.

5. Cover the Seed
Doing away with soil as a seed cover decreases the work and time it takes to grow the greens. If stacking the trays on top of each other, use a cover directly on the seed like parchment paper, a plastic sheet or wet unbleached paper towel layer. When not stacking trays, the seed will need protection from drying out by using a dome/lid. Use a clear dome or an inverted 10 x 20” tray without holes. For smaller trays, use several layers of unbleached paper towels folded onto itself with or without a plastic sheet covering the top.
TIP: Most microgreens will grow taller when you keep the light out at the beginning, but this may make the stem weaker. Most seeds germinate in the light no problem.

6. Stack Trays or Cover with Lids
Stacking helps to quickly force the roots into the soil, provides darkness, promotes even germination/growth. Stack 2-5 filled trays on top of each other with an empty tray on the top of the stack with a weight in it. Check at least once a day to see if the trays need water. Cabbage family seed sprouts quickly, so stack for 2-3 days. Others stack 3-5 days.

If choosing not to stack, simply cover the trays with clear or black-out plastic, a lid or dome. Check at least once a day to see if the trays need water. Cover for the same number of days as above.

7. Expose to Indirect Sunlight, Florescent/LED or Grow Lights.
After 2-5 days, the microgreens should be ready for light. If the microgreens begin to get quite tall and leggy, this is an indication that they may need a bit more light.

8. Water the Growing Microgreens
Check the seed once or twice daily and water as needed. The soil should be moist, not wet. Once trays are unstacked, add water from below into the no holes tray as necessary.

9. Harvest!
Microgreens are harvested at 1-3 weeks with scissors or a sharp knife. Make sure microgreens are not damp before storing. If needed, you may use a small fan or salad spinner to dry the microgreens before storing in a sealed container in the fridge.

Instead of harvesting all at once, you can start to harvest microgreens as soon as the first two leaves are spread out. Take only what you need for your meal and allow the rest to keep growing or put the tray in the fridge loosely covered and a plastic bag or dome to harvest another day. Water as necessary.

10. Enjoy!
Microgreens make everything better, so have fun with them and add them to your favourite dishes!

Helpful tips:

• To moisten your bag of soil, add water ahead until almost fully hydrated.
• The roots grow under the soil so it works well to water from below if the tray has holes in it, or open the side of the tray and pour water beside the soil when using flexible plastic trays. Otherwise misting or watering from the top works well too.

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  1. Charles the sprouter

    This product is extremely easy to sprout. i use a big glass jar and the onlly thing you need is a little bit of patience, it will take longer than easy sprout like mung beans but the result is very tasty.

  2. Mike

    Si tu aime l’ail, c’est le produit qu’il te faut. La germination complète prend jusqu’à 10 jours, mais déjà après 4 jours les germes commencent a produire cette odeur d’ail si délicieux. Excellent produit pour passer un hiver tranquille, sans infection.

  3. ASprout

    These are some of the best tasting sprouts we bought. Great on/in everything

  4. Ken Stewart

    These usually take a little longer in the jar and are smaller than most sprouts. They make up for it in flavour and punch. Extremely tasty, I always want to have some on the go!

  5. MyFiona

    I’ve only sprouted one batch but I really liked them. They didn’t germinate for 2 days so I was worried, but they were fine, just taking their time. I used baby blanket but I think I’ll just use do without it for the second batch.
    I thought they’d be hot & spicy but they’re actually quite mild tasting. Very nice on a sandwich and as a garnish for salmon.

  6. JDCHT

    Garlic chive sprouts are so worth the 10 day waiting time! The only thing I had trouble with was the water method of removing the hulls… I was left with a bowl of water with what was essentially grass floating on it. I was nearly driven mad as I was picking each chive off the surface of the water water. I wanted a fish bowl skimming net or something 🙂 Delicious. I ate the rest with the hulls attached.

  7. EKBg

    These are some hardy little sprouts. As clearly outlined in the product description, these do take a bit longer to grow than some of the other varieties, but boy are they worth it. I’ve never had any luck growing a crop of full grown garlic chives, but once these sprouts get going they grow very well. They taste delicious, and the black seed hulls make them really pretty on sandwiches and in salads. The 75g bag is perfect for a do-it-yourselfer like me.

  8. Dallas Brammer

    Retired chef here. I am new to this and took to it like a duck to water. It takes soups, salads, sauces, on burgers and sandwiches with other sprouts to a new level. Lightly chop it just once or you bruise it. Wonderful colour, superb aroma-a feast for the eyes. I am just beginning to experiment with it as a garnish. I could go on. Seems to me to be a very hardy sprout. Keeps very well. One choice for a ‘pros’ is not enough.

  9. Neeci

    Garlic Chives… My sister started me on sprouts… she ordered Brocoli sprouts and a mix of some kind… I started to look on the internet and found you guys!… lucky day… the different kinds of sprouts arrived within a few days… great… all nicely packaged… I tried the jar method and the 4 tier tray… your seeds are terrific… the garlic chives sprout very fast and are so delicious… my favorite thing right now ( for breakfast) : peel one clove of garlic… rub the raw garlic on a piece of toast just out of the toaster… butter the toast… top with slices of tomato and then top with garlic chives sprouts or brocoli sprouts or kale sprouts … serve opened faced… add lots of sprouts, yum yum…

  10. NovaScotiaNan

    Garlic chives are hard to find in stores. This is the ultimate go-to sprout when you’re whipping together a meal. Great in soups and salads. There’s a nice kick to them with little effort on your part. They really are the ultimate meal-enhancer, particularly when you don’t feel like peeling garlic and cutting an onion.

  11. attuhboy

    hi this is a fantastic sprout and a fantastic addition to salad sprouts, as a garnish or alone on almost anything, very prolific and tasty

  12. Merikanova

    My first attempt at growing the garlic chives smelled great but failed and I ended up throwing away the seeds on day 5, which was the day indicated on the bag as when I should be harvesting. I checked the website and learned that it’s a slow grower so I tried again but now on day 7 there isn’t much going on at all. Just a few seeds have little white tails (1mm long). My review is to say that perhaps these seeds are harder to grow than the few others I have tried already (broccoli, red clover, crunchy bean, mung).

  13. fibrefan

    Wonderful! tasty, good looking and well worth the price and wait while sprouting. A little goes a very long way so not really expensive after all.

  14. tiquinou

    Je ne m’attendais pas du tout à une qualité de goût si intense…L’apparence,l’odeur,le goût et la facilité de digestion,j’ai tout simplement adoré ce produit.

  15. Laurie Wyatt

    These sprouts are by far my favourite. They are so brilliantly striking in colour of lime green contrasted by the black seeds! The aroma is unmistakably garlic. Such a beautiful garnish to any fancy dish but particularly with seafood.

  16. Home Sprouter

    Sprouted Very Well
    Very nice garlic taste without being overwhelming
    Will be buying more as they are available

  17. BearMayor

    These are the best. We always have a batch on the go as they add so much to salads and sandwiches. You don’t need much to get that great pop of flavour. The black seeds are still a bit crunchy but you shouldn’t notice if it’s in addition to a nice bed of spicy lentil crunch.

  18. Chippie

    These are my favourite sprouts. You can use them on anything. The flavour is amazing and they’re healthy. Although they are slower to sprout, they are worth the wait.

  19. 10922749 Canada Ltd

    very very tasty garlic chive microgreens. They add a real twist to any meal! These are our most favourite microgreens to eat!

    We have been a business client for at least 4 years and have used many of their microgreen seeds for our local indoor microgreens farm.The quality of their seeds is great. The Garlic chives seeds are the tastiest seeds we add to our microgreen mix and our clients Loooove them. They add a very special taste to our mix. These seeds never ever disappointed us. We’re grateful to have a great seed vendor available in Canada. We believe it’s great to support local businesses and the environment at the same time. Thanks you, we grately appreciate you!

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