You can grow sunflower sprouts on your windowsill as a delectable snack or a flavor accent in salads.
To create sunflower sprouts, start by soaking 4 cups of unhulled sunflower seeds for 8 to 12 hours.
Press one layer of seeds into soil in a sprouting box, sprinkle with water, and cover with newspaper.
Sunflower sprouts (at lower left) make a delicious addition to lunch or any meal.
PHOTO: CAROL BAUM
Water the seeds through the newspaper once a day. When the sprouts start pushing the paper up in two to four days, remove the paper but continue with daily watering. Pick the seed hulls off the leaves when the small plants begin to stand up.
Cut the sprouts with scissors when the first two leaves open.