Spreading the "Haft-e-Sin" tablecloth is one of our beautiful and ancient Iranian customs, and doing so is so ingrained in our minds that most people think that if they do not have a Haft-e-Sin tablecloth, even if it is not simple, it will not be the New Year!

Far from superstitious beliefs, our ancestors should have said that by opening the heavenly book and placing Eid at the top of its pages, throwing Eid greens and placing bread on the seventh table; They wished the Almighty God for spaciousness, light, goodness and blessing for themselves and their families, and they asked him for a green and fresh life and goodness and blessings.

Throwing green Haftsin is one of the special rituals of Nowruz and it must be prepared a few days before the delivery of the year. Different types of seeds and edible seeds can be used for planting Nowruz greens, but the soaking time of these seeds and seeds and also the time required for their germination are different. In the following, we will introduce you to "planting different types of Eid greens" and give a brief explanation about each of them. Stay with us.

Seeds suitable for planting all kinds of Eid greens:

You can use the seeds of various vegetables to plant all kinds of Eid greens. Some lentils, mung beans or wheat that can be found in every home.

In the case of Eid greens, the cheapness of the prepared seeds is important, especially when we want to plant greens on several plates or trays. Wheat and barley seeds are cheaper than other seeds. Remember that such seeds must be healthy and fresh. If you keep them at home for a few years, they will lose their growth potential and will not grow green.

How to grow green:

For a plate of greens, about fifty to one hundred grams of the desired seed is enough.
The seeds should be soaked in water.
After overnight soaking, wrap them in a damp cloth and place them on a plate.
The plate in which this cloth is placed should not be filled with water, you should just wet the cloth regularly so that enough moisture reaches the seeds.
During this time, pour some water on the fabric every day and protect the seeds from light with a cloth.
If you forget to spray water, the seeds will have problems and will not germinate.
Despite sufficient moisture and absolute darkness, the seeds germinate gradually.
When the seeds germinate, pour them into a hollow plate and flatten them by hand so that they do not pile up; But still put cloths on the plate for a day and night, pour a little water on the plate and keep the cloth wet.
The next day, remove the cloth and place the plate in a bright, sunny place.
Gradually the greens turn green and grow. Water them regularly during this time.
Each time you water, drain the excess water that has accumulated under the plate and give it fresh water.
Try not to collect too much water on the bottom of the plate as it will cause the greens to rot.
In the sun, greens grow rapidly.
If you want to keep the green until the thirteenth of Nowruz or the thirteenth of Badr; It is best not to let the greens grow too fast. It can be placed in a cool place for the grass to grow gradually. Cold prevents the green from growing fast.

Training for planting different types of Eid greens:

Planting Eid wheat green

To grow wheatgrass, which is one of the most popular types of greens, first soak a handful of wheat, one overnight; Change the juice several times so that it does not become sour.
After the sprouts are a little too small, keep them in a damp cotton cloth until the sprouts come out and the tip is slightly green.
Wet the napkin regularly with a damp spray.
Then pour clean and washed sand on the bottom of the desired container and transfer the buds to the container.
Spray water on the grass 1-2 times a day.
Be careful not to water so much that if you hold the container tilted, water will collect next to the container. This prevents the green roots of the wheat from rotting.

Lentil greens

Lentil green is one of the simplest and most popular types of Eid green. To plant lentils, you need:

2-3 weeks before Eid, pour some lentils in a bowl and fill it with water and let it stay at room temperature for a few days. Lentils absorb water, check every day to make sure if the lentils run out of water. Do not immerse the lentils in water, but spray water on the lentils to keep them moist.
After a few days, dampen a cloth napkin with water and place it on the lenses. Then place it near a window that has mild weather (neither hot nor cold).
Rinse the lentils daily with water (pour into a bowl of water and empty to keep the lentils fresh). Moisten the napkin daily until the lentils germinate.
Once the lentils have sprouted, transfer them to the main dish. Once the lentils are slightly green, you can remove the napkin from them. Continue to water the grass (rinse and spray water).
Place the green in a well-lit area. During this time, rotate the container against the light source of the room every day so that the greens grow evenly.

How to prepare khakshir greens

Preparation of sagebrush is easy and you can prepare it in different ways.

To plant sorrel greens, you must first soak the sorrel seeds overnight.
Prepare a suitable earthenware jar and cover it with a cleaning cloth or thin socks.
Wet the sock and rub the well-glazed ash seeds on the earthenware jar with a wet hand.
Make sure that the entire surface of the jar is evenly covered with ash.
Then fill the jar with water.
Note that until the soils are green, you should spray it regularly with water.

Eid greens with orange, lemon or orange kernels

To plant greens of orange, lemon or orange kernels, first soak the kernels in water for 48 hours. In this way, after 24 hours, you should carefully peel the skin on the kernel so as not to damage the kernel.
Then put the peeled citrus seeds in the water so they do not dry out.
After the second 24 hours, plant the soaked seeds in a pot or container in which you have poured light garden soil.
The pot in which you plant the seeds should have a hole at the end for water to escape so that irrigation does not cause it to rot or spoil.
Make sure that the grain spacing is neither too short nor too large.
Pour a thin layer of soil on the seeds and cover with small stones.
Wet the soil regularly with a small spray or sprinkler.
For the first two days, cover the seeds with plastic and water several times.
Try to place the pot in a sunny spot.
The seeds will start to germinate in 14 to 30 days.
The buds will gradually grow and turn into seedlings, and after 2 years you can transfer them to the garden.

Green flaxseed greens (flaxseed)

To make the flaxseed green, you need to soak about one to two tablespoons of flaxseed in the size of the desired container for 24 hours so that it becomes jelly-like like watercress seeds.
Now lighten the dish to half full of soil and spread the flax seeds on the soil so that they completely cover the surface of the dish.
Spray water on the dish and put a plastic bag on the dish and put it in a dark and warm place for 2 days.
After this time, move the container to a cool, well-lit place, such as behind a window.
About a week later, your green will be about 5.6 inches high.
Do not forget to remove the plastic cap once or twice a day for about half an hour to get enough oxygen to the green, otherwise it will mold.
After half an hour, spray water on the grass again and pull the plastic on it.

Tutorial for planting mung bean for Nowruz

To plant mung bean greens for Eid, you must first select the amount of seeds in proportion to the container you want (keep in mind that the amount of seeds doubles after soaking).
Soak the mung bean seeds in water overnight and the next day, completely empty the water and spread the mung beans in the desired dish in a thin layer (three millimeters).
The smaller or larger the diameter of the layer, the thinner or thicker the green will be.
Spread a layer of kitchen towels on the tongs.
Keep the surface of the napkin wet by spraying it regularly. (If spray is not available, wet your hands thoroughly and spray with water).
Keep doing this until the seeds germinate and the buds grow one centimeter tall and turn slightly green. Then remove the napkin and then spray water on the buds. Three or four times a day is enough so that the seeds are neither dry nor too much water in the container.
Continue this process until the mung bean green reaches the desired height. The growth rate of greens depends on the warmth and coldness of their storage. If it grows a lot, move it to a cooler place or vice versa to a warmer place.

Corn green planting tutorial

To plant corn greens, which is one of the most special and unknown types of greens, you should start about twenty days before Eid.
For all four sides, soak the corn and change the water every day, but do not change the place of the container until it sprouts.
Then pour the corn into a cotton swab and spray regularly with water.
Cover the corn with a napkin to keep it moist and the corn to germinate.
When the corns are green, put a basket in the pan and pour the corn into the basket.
Fill the tank with water so that the corn is in the water.
After ten days, the seeds take root and turn green. You can put it in a fish tank and have a beautiful corn green with a fish tank for Eid.

How to prepare black sesame greens for Eid

The procedure is that you should soak the sesame seeds in water for about 6 to 8 hours. The best time for sesame to germinate is 8 days before Eid. This seed has little growth until the 13th of Farvardin and it can be used as a suitable green for Haftsin table.
To plant sesame seeds, first wrap a piece of cloth in an empty bottle or the desired container and then soak some sesame seeds in water and place them on the cloth.
After a few days, sesame seeds sprout on the cloth around the bottle and dazzle the eyes of every viewer in the form of a small column of greenery.
Just as easily and quickly, you will have a very beautiful green that is unlike any other green, and inside the Haftsin table looks like a small green tree.
We hope you use this tutorial and prepare a different and beautiful green for your Haftsin 96 tablecloth.

The latest greens of Haftsin, greens with jelly soil

To plant greens with jelly soil, first pour a packet of jelly soil into a glass or crystal container and add a glass of water.
After about 12 hours, the jelly soil becomes wet and swollen.
When the raw colored jelly beans are large enough, pour them into a strainer and pour it into the main dish in which you want the greens to turn green.
Fill the cup or bowl with the jelly so that only 2 inches of the edge of the bowl is empty.
Then take some jelly soil and mash it well and pour it half a centimeter thick on the surface of the cup and arrange it by hand.
Now sprinkle your favorite seeds (wheat, lentils, mung bean, ...) on the crushed jelly soil without soaking.
Pull a nylon on it. (No need to water as long as the nylon is on it.)
Place the grass in a bright place away from direct sunlight, and after two days when the buds have appeared, remove the nylon and water it every two or three days.
The greens will be ready after 15 days.

Learning to plant potted greens:

A green jar is also an interesting idea. Using an earthenware jar and some sharp leek seeds, you can make a jar green.
To do this, first fill the jar with water and keep it full of water overnight until the jar wall is completely wet.
Then pull a nylon sock over the jar.
Dip one foot into warm paraffin 4 times, pausing between layers to allow them to dry. To be.
Watercress sticks easily to the surface of nylon socks.
Always keep the jar full of water because some of the jar water evaporates every day and you should pour water into it regularly.
Water seeps into the wall from inside the pot and seeps out.
Place the jar in a well-lit place and occasionally rotate it so that the light reaches everywhere.
After a few days, the jar will be green and you will enjoy watching it.

The main points for planting all kinds of Eid greens:

Metal containers are not suitable for greening greens.
Proportion of container size and amount of seeds is very effective during the life of green and thick and its beauty.
It is better to use water siphons to water the green. (Sprinklers that spray water)
Soak the seeds in water 24 hours before and change the water of the container 2 to 3 times during this period. (The type of seed does not matter) The water should be in the container until all the seeds are immersed in the water.
It is better to use pottery for the green. If porcelain is not available, it is also suitable.
Excessive watering and the use of plastic containers can cause the plant to stink.