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05-06-2005, 01:52 PM
I just received a shipment of buckwheat, but it said whole grain for sprouting. It looks like it has a shell on it. I've never seen or heard of buckwheat ever before so my question is did i get the right kind to make the recipes in alissa's book? If not, any idea what I can do with them? :confused: Thanks!
05-06-2005, 03:19 PM
The buckwheat that I have sprouted, is something like a triangular shape. I never counted the sides, though. It sprouted nicely. I think I soaked it between 1 and 2 days, and then sprouted.
05-07-2005, 02:39 AM
Ok, is the buckwheat black or light brown? If it's black, you got the unshelled kind, which is used to grow buckwheat greens. If it's light brown, it's shelled, and you can use it in all the recipes. Both kinds will sprout, but the outer black shell is hard and can't be eaten, like for example the outer shell of sunflower seeds can't be eaten either. ;)
05-07-2005, 10:08 AM
Thanks for the replies!! well......
crap!!! lol I got the ones with the shell still on. So if I sprout them anyway can I still eat them? I'm actually thikning about tossing them to the birds, lol.
05-07-2005, 11:16 AM
Rachel, buckwheat greens resemble lettuce and make an excellent salad. They don't grow well hydroponically [I grow my wheatgrass and sunflower shoots with water and a bit of liquid organic plant food], but with an inch or so of clean damp soil will grow into a nice salad in about a week.
05-07-2005, 02:50 PM
Hey Christa -- If you don't mind, please share with us your experience growing both wheatgrass and sunflower shoots hydroponically. I would love to grow them indoor without having to use dirt which can be messy. Which organic plant food do you use? Seaweed kelp? Have a nice day! Wayne
05-07-2005, 05:27 PM
Wayne, I wrote a full explanation of how I grow wheatgrass and sunflower greens. Rather then de-rail this thread I started a new thread under Juicing, Sprouting, and Organic Gardening:
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