View Full Version : how to clean/disinfect a sprout bag?
03-05-2007, 01:19 PM
I have one of those burlappy looking sproutman sproutbags. i think its made out of hemp but im not certain. anyway, i havent used it in a while because the last time i used it the stuff went bad and it ended up moldy. it was also stored in a box that mice got into.... so im concerned about using it again until its thoroughly "disinfected" but I really want to use it as a nutmilk bag. How can i safely but thoroughly clean it? i think its made out of hemp. i mean, of course, soap and water, but i dont know if thats enough to do the trick...?
03-05-2007, 01:21 PM
I'd say vinegar and water.
03-05-2007, 02:18 PM
and then rinse it well....:confused:
03-05-2007, 03:05 PM
Cleaning Between crops: Turn it inside out and remove any seeds or hulls you can. Scrub well with soap and water. Rinse well!
Sterilize: Scrub and soak in bleach water. We do this every 3 - 4 crops because a clean sprouter produces better sprouts and because the Bag looks better when clean.
If you're growing Micro-Greens you should pull as many roots out as you can right after you harvest your crop. If you can get them all then proceed to cleaning and sterilizing. If there is more root and low stem you can't get out; let the bag dry for a day or 2 or 3. With many Micro-Greens the remaining plant material will virtually disappear as it dries, but what doesn't will be easy to scrub away when it is this dry
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