Make Your Own Alfalfa Seeds

Watching seeds sprout is a wonderful activity for children, especially when the seeds sprout quickly. Alfalfa ( Medicago sativa) is a very easy to grow seed that should sprout in around a week. To watch the seeds germinate by sprinkling a few alfalfa seedlings on a sheet of paper towel that is damp.

You’ll Need:

Alfalfa seeds are in a package (about 1.5g)

A small or small dish, or a saucer

Three paper towels

an air mister, or a small water jug

How to Grow

Wet 3 pieces of paper towel, then place them on top of the other on a plate.

After that, you should drain the water off the plate. The paper towel should be damp, but the seeds shouldn’t sit in water.

Sprinkle the seeds in a thick layer on the towel.

To prevent the paper towel from drying out, place it on a sunny windowill covered with water. For wetting seeds, you can make use of a spray bottle or mister. Also, add water to the saucer with a cup or small jug.

You should check your seeds daily to see how they’re growing.


Alfalfa seeds are very easy to cultivate and should begin to be able to germinate in just 2-6 days. If seeds do not germinate within this time frame, here are a few factors that could have gone wrong:

Too dry. Seeds require water to develop. Alfalfa seeds absorb around their own weight of water before they germinate, and look like they are swollen. Seeds that aren’t dry enough will not sprout. To ensure the seeds don’t sink in water, add some more to the plate. It is also possible to soak the seeds for a few hours. But be sure to drain them and rinse them thoroughly prior to transferring them onto a paper towel.

Too wet:If the seeds are moist, the new roots and shoots could rot before they’ve had a chance to develop. Seeds can also turn moldy. It’s OK for the paper towel to be damp however the seeds should not be floating in water. Each time you water or mist the seeds, rinse off any excess water.

Too cold or بذور برسيم too hot Alfalfa thrives in temperatures between 20 and 25°C. If you are growing your seeds in winter, put them in a warm location inside. It is possible that you will need to water your seeds more frequently should you cultivate them in extreme temperatures. They’ll dry quicker.