- Fill a shallow dish or plastic tray with soil. Obviously your own home-made Bokashi soil is the soil of choice!
- Put a handfull of sunflower seeds in a glass jar and fill with water. Use the birdseed kind not the skinned ones you buy for baking and müsli.
- Put the jar somewhere dark for a day or two, a cupboard or drawer is perfect. This seems to get the process going.
- Tip out the seeds and water onto the soil tray and put some sort of clear lid over the whole thing to create a mini-glasshouse for a couple of days. The lid should be a bit askew so plenty of air gets in.
- That’s it! Just water as needed and enjoy the treat! They’ll be up and shooting in no time.
You might notice a bit of white fluffy stuff in the photos. It’s related to the Bokashi in the soil and a sign of good health!
Love to hear any other windowsill ideas for a frustrated off-season gardener. However nice these sunflower seeds are we’ll all be getting a bored of them come April!