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04-15-2006, 04:09 PM
I am always curious of others way of doing things. Sometimes I wonder if I am doing mine right or if there could bea more organized way.. so I am asking here for your sprouting methods and areas... Please include pics.
04-15-2006, 05:58 PM
so I am asking here for your sprouting methods and areas... Please include pics.If you check on the "Juicing, Sprouting, and Organid Gardening discussion you will find lots and lots of threads on this topic.
04-15-2006, 11:37 PM
If you check on the "Juicing, Sprouting, and Organid Gardening discussion you will find lots and lots of threads on this topic.
Oooops, guess this should have been posted there.. sorry can someone move this there for me? .. What I am looking for are pics of the area of the house/kitchen/garden everyone sprouts in??
04-16-2006, 04:05 AM
I just use the draining board of my kitchen sink. It means that my kitchen is always untidy looking but that is a small price to pay. I have 2 sets of the plastic multi tiered sprouters and it is more than sufficient. I use glass jars for day one and two and then transfer to the sprouters.
I immerse the trays in water for a few mins morning and night. I prefer this to spraying as it wastes less water and I think that it does a better job.
I intend to nominate the person who comes up with the perfect way to remove the dead outer shells for a Nobel Prize.
Hey. It is time that they came up with a Nobel Prize for Nutrition. There are a lot of people who deserve it.
04-16-2006, 05:07 AM
I have no pics. I use the Easy Sprouter depicted here:
I bought my sprouters and seeds from the Sprout People. I bought more than I needed. Realistically I only need 3 at a time. I am usually the only one in the house who eats sprouts. So far I've done chickpeas, peas, lentils, a bean mix and a spicy radish mix. I like the lentils and radish mix the best and I find I like them plain and not in recipes.
I use a corner of my kitchen counter to start them. I used plain tap water and I rinse them at least 3 times a day using the spray attachment on my sink. I then shake and bang on the sides of the containers to get as much water as possible out. The sprouts take 2-5 days depending on the weather to get as sprouted as I want them. On the last day, I move them to my garden window to get some sun. I leave the radish sprouts there for most of the day but only a few hours on the other ones. I then dry them well and store in the fridge.
04-16-2006, 07:23 AM
I use the Easy Sprouter ...
...I bought my sprouters and seeds from the Sprout People. I have given away a number of Easy Sprout sprouters, because they really make it so easy for people to get good sprouts, even if they have never done it before. And the Sprout People have been the best for seeds and other sprouting supplies. over the 6 years I've been doing it.
Not to mention that their site is so informative... it's the best and most complete reference guide to every aspect of sprouting I have found. Soak times, sprout times, best method for a particular seed, etc. It's all there.
The Sprout Master tray system is also good for larger crops, etc. once you get comfortable with the basics. The tube system was good, but the maker seems to have gone out of business. The jars? I don't like them except for soaking, because the air circulation is poor, leading to stinky sprouts.
Once soaking is finished, sprouts need to be rinsed frequently, be kept damp, but not wet, and have plenty of air. The Easy Sprout makes all that simple.
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