Wanting to source sprouting/seed sprouts

silvertipgrizz Posts: 1,990 ✭✭✭✭✭

I want to purchase some seeds specific for sprouting. I welcome all input for your fav companies that sell them and why you like them...basically I want a dependable company with as many choices as possible.

Thanks for all input..


  • MaryRowe
    MaryRowe Posts: 736 ✭✭✭✭

    I like Pinetree Garden Seeds for many things, sprouting seeds being one of them. They offer 10 or so varieties of sprouting seeds. The company has been around for 40 years, I've been buying from them for 20 years at least. I hardly ever see them on the lists of heirloom seeds--the sort of lists that have Johnny's, Territorial, etc. but I've always thought their selection was as good and their prices always lower. https://www.superseeds.com/

    Besides the sprouting seeds and great array of vegetable seeds, including European, Asian and other hard-to find varieties. they have a good range of herb seeds and dye plant seeds. Their service has always been good, but I suppose it was the selection and the lower prices that really got me hooked.

  • water2world
    water2world Posts: 1,088 ✭✭✭✭

    @silvertipgrizz I have tried several companies, but my favorite is Handy Pantry, now a part of True Leaf Market: https://www.trueleafmarket.com

    I absolutely love their Organic Bean Salad and their Organic Crunchy Lentil Fest Mix. I like to mix with chicken salad---great!!

    Lots of luck in sprouting!!

  • Jack_Went_Splat
    Jack_Went_Splat Posts: 59 ✭✭✭

    @silvertipgrizz One that I've found that seems to be good is Handy Pantry but, after a closer look it's showing certified organic by Oregon Tilth Certified Organic OTCO. This certification is questionable to me so, I'm looking for other options as well.

  • marjstratton
    marjstratton Posts: 1,132 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2020

    I love SproutPeople. They are in the San Francisco area. They have organic seeds. I have dealt with them for many years and have had no complaints. They have a great variety of seeds, plus sprouters and other equipment. They have great instructional videos as well as written instructions.

  • annbeck62
    annbeck62 Posts: 994 ✭✭✭✭

    I really like johnny seeds. The shipping is fast, the seeds are fairly priced and high quality, and there is a lot of variety.

  • solarnoon.aspen
    solarnoon.aspen Posts: 219 ✭✭✭

    Here in Canada, I've been buying organic sprouting seeds from Mumm's Seeds for 15 years. They are a family business and really care a lot about customer satisfaction. Based in Saskatchewan. They have a very neat offer of free shipping for orders over $25 (at least in Canada - not sure if it would extend to the USA, especially during COVID).

    Earlier I was growing their seeds for others and for restaurants and found their prompt delivery and advice helpful. Nowadays, just for my family. Seeds always sprout. :)

    You can look them up here: http://sprouting.com/

  • VermontCathy
    VermontCathy Posts: 1,911 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I buy mine from Johnny's and have always gotten good results from them. As you are seeing in this thread, there are many good sources.

  • silvertipgrizz
    silvertipgrizz Posts: 1,990 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Many great replies/info here. Many of your resources I am familiar with but it has been a very long time since I have purchased sprouting seeds so your info in invaluable to me.

    I am very concerned about potential food shortages so the ability to have a 3 day turn around for many sprouts is very appealing to me as well that they are grown indoors...it has already turned cool to cold here so anxious to place some orders after I check out the new companies I had not known about until your posts here.

    @MaryRowe, @water2world, @Jack_Went_Splat, @marjstratton, @annbeck62, @solarnoon.aspen, @VermontCathy

    Thank you all very much for your input.

  • Gail H
    Gail H Posts: 359 ✭✭✭✭

    @silvertipgrizz I wanted to wait until I had sprouts going before I replied to this. If thriftiness is a concern, try looking in an organic bulk food store. I figure if the seed is organic and sold for food and it produces an edible sprout, just go for it.

    I found organic amaranth for $.99/lb. at one store. I figured if I only got 50% germination, that's still pretty inexpensive. I think I am well above that. Organic unhulled buckwheat was $1.45/lb. Organic popcorn is another that you might want to try; the shoots are unbelievably sweet!

    I think you would need to seek out domestic seed; oftentimes seeds from other countries are irradiated and might be sterile. By the way, I rarely sprout in jars anymore. I prefer growing shoots in shallow pans of soil. I worry a lot less about mold issues when I do things that way.

  • vickeym
    vickeym Posts: 2,019 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some of these companies I had not heard of. Will be looking closer at them for sure. Thank you for sharing them.

  • soeasytocraft
    soeasytocraft Posts: 237 ✭✭✭

    @solarnoon.aspen thanks for the info. Will these seeds also work for micro greens? Good price point for that purpose too?

  • silvertipgrizz
    silvertipgrizz Posts: 1,990 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @solarnoon.aspen I think I will ask that question for you and I and anyone else wanting also to know...will ask the sprout people hopefully tomorrow and let you all know..I do know that 'night shade' is totally off limits for sprouting...can't remember the toxin..

  • solarnoon.aspen
    solarnoon.aspen Posts: 219 ✭✭✭

    soeasytocraft , silvertipgrizz

    Yes, Mumm's have many seeds that are suitable for microgreens. When I was 'in the business' I grew many, like arugula, cabbage, corn, wheat grass (which I still grow for the chickens and rabbits in the winter), sunflowers, buckwheat, onions, etc. Also, they carry books and other tools for growing if you need it. They have bulk sizes of bags of seeds so you can get lots if you need. Or a little to try them.

  • silvertipgrizz
    silvertipgrizz Posts: 1,990 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @solarnoon.aspen Thanks, I just opened their website and it free shipping to USA at $50 purchase..and an appealing first page..can't wait to go through their products.

  • Monek Marie
    Monek Marie Posts: 3,535 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am going to try Kitazawa Seed company. Its an Asian vegetable seed company and offers bulk

  • Lisa K
    Lisa K Posts: 1,836 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I get most of my sprouting seeds from Botanical Interests www.botanicalinterests.com and some local nurseries carry this line (in my case it is Armstrong Nursery).