View Full Version : Sprouts gone wrong
04-16-2007, 08:13 PM
I ordered a Freshlife Sprouter because my other sprouter does not sprout sunflower or the grains. I purchased sunflower and buckwheat seed at the local health food store which they assured me was raw and sproutable. I followed the instructions, but four days later had to throw the stinky, rotted mess away. We followed the instructions and the machine seemed to be working. I am so disappointed! Does anyone have this type of sprouter and can tell me how to possibly correct this problem?
04-16-2007, 08:26 PM
Hey there! Yes! I have two Freshlife sprouters and absolutely LOVE them. I use them all the time. I have the double barrels too. My buckwheat takes overnight - literally. I can set it up at 7:00 in the evening and by 7:00 the next evening my buckwheat is ready to go however I want to use it.
I have never sprouted sunflower seeds - yet. I plan on it.
What I would suggest is to take a little of both the buckwheat and sunflower seeds and try sprouting both of them NOT in the Freshlife sprouter to see if they are truly raw. Did you change your water daily? This step is extremely important. How long did you leave both sprouting? Oh, okay, I see you said four days later. Well, I DO know from experience that is too long for buckwheat, so yeah, that would have rotted away. The sunflower seed, I'm not sure as I said I have not sprouted any - yet. Try the buckwheat overnight at a the max a day or two - very max. Buckwheat will not get a long tail on it. Have you sprouted in the past?
Hopefully this will help you somewhat. Also if you e-mail where you got the sprouter and let them know, they may have some more answers. Also check out www.sproutpeople.com as they have oodles of info on sprouting. They too will answer e-mails prett promptly. Don't get discouraged. It's something that takes a tad of getting used to.
04-17-2007, 10:58 AM
Thank you Veganforlife for the reply. Previously I had tried to sprout some of the sunflower seeds, in another sprouter, in which I changed the water daily. It proved unsuccessful. I suspect that the seeds are not raw, but the health food store insists that the seeds are raw and sproutable. I have sprouted mung and alfalfa before and used to sprout wheat grass many years ago. I use Brita filtered water. Where do you purchase your sprouts? I will check out sproutpeople again, and contact the manufacturer of Freshlife.
04-17-2007, 11:20 AM
My seeds for sprouting I get at www.sproutpeople.com
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