Broccoli Sprout Seeds in Bulk – for Growing and Eating: The first step to sprouting your own broccoli sprout seeds at home is… getting the seeds.
Look for seeds that are organic and non-GMO. Amazon sells them by the pound in a handy re-sealable bag.
There are several bag sizes available, from a 1 lb pouch to a 35 lb bucket (Goodness!). If you’re not sure what size to get, don’t be afraid of starting small.
For example, 1-2 tablespoons of seeds grows an entire mason jar full of sprouts (a large 32-ounce mason jar). A 1 lb bag can last a long time, even if you are growing and harvesting sprouts a few times a week.
Another thing to look for are seeds that have high germination rates. You don’t want to get a bunch of seeds that don’t sprout.
The easiest way to tell is to reading customer testimonials for the product you want to buy.
There are several sprout brands to choose from, but the organic sprouting seeds shown above are actually the cheapest by far.
Broccoli Sprout Seed Mixes
If you eat sprouts frequently (or almost daily like I do), variety is a good idea. Getting sprouting mixes will provide more nutrients as well as different flavors.
I personally get a mix called, “Broccoli and Friends” which contains broccoli sprouts, clover, alfalfa and radish sprouts. It works great for salads and wraps because it combines both mild and spicy greens together for a nice flavor combination that is not too overwhelming.
- Sprouting Seeds Salad Mix: Broccoli, Clover, Radish, Alfalfa
- Sprouting Seed Super Sampler: Alfalfa, Mung Bean, Broccoli, Green Lentil, Clover, Buckwheat, Radish, Bean Salad & More
Here are detailed instructions on growing broccoli sprouts (or any sprouts for that matter) from seed. You can see how just a small amount of seeds generates an entire mason jar full of fresh greens in just a matter of days…
Where to Buy Sprouting Seeds in Bulk:
If you plan on growing broccoli sprouts or other types of greens, I suggest buying them in bulk. By “bulk”, I’m talking about bags of 1 lb or greater. With seeds being so small, even a 1 pound bag can last a very long time.
Of course, if you are new to growing sprouts, you may want to test a few varieties to see which ones you like best. You can get a variety pack for this.
Once you have established which greens you like, it is time to purchase them in bulk. You can easily do this through Amazon.com.
Some merchants provide additional discounts when you get multiple bags, while other merchants offer a price cut when you order larger containers (some up to 35 lbs of seeds!). Vendors that I like and trust include Handy Pantry, Todd’s Seeds, Sprout House and Food to Live.
Another tip that I have is to buy seed mixes. By doing this, you can get a wider range of nutrients and flavor. This is particularly nice if you are making salads which consist mainly of greens.
Seed mixes typically contain seeds that grow at similar growth rates and need the equivalent amount of light and water. You don’t have to worry about combining the right seeds together because with a mix, the job is already done for you.
If you are buying sprouting seeds in bulk, you may be planning on growing sprouts on a daily basis like me. A good strategy that I have found to work is to start a new batch every other day.
This way, I will always have greens that are ready to harvest and eat at their optimum nutrition point. At the same time, I don’t feel like I have to starting a new batch every single day (although this method may be preferable to you).