Time to grow Norooz seeds, sabzeh

Once again “Norooz is around the corner” – that’s right, there is only 20 days left to the beginning of Spring and the Persian New Year, Norooz- this year on March 20th at 07:03:13 AM Eastern Time 

Sabzeh (grass), as you might know, is one of the seven specific items starting with the letter “S” which goes in the Norooz table setting. It is also an item which needs to be prepared in advance – just about now, maybe a bit later – let’s say two weeks prior to Norooz.

The common types of seeds to grow for Norooz as sabzeh, are wheat, lentil, cress and green mung beans, with the last three crops growing much faster than wheat. Traditionally, though, growing wheat is the norm and this is the one I always go for.  Not difficult at all; only, just like Persian cuisine, growing wheat requires investing time, along with patience and attention.

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