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still very much a seed when it comes to sprouting but I want to know and pardon the question it seems silly to me but I have to ask it anyway (like I should automatically know the answer)
could and would you try and sprout lettuce seeds?, I've got about 3 packs left over (stored in freezer at the moment)from gardening this year and I want to get opinions on sprouting them? yes? no? never thought about it?
and what is best to sprout of anything during the winter months.
09-13-2010, 11:50 AM
IF the lettuce seeds are organic you could try a few. I can't find them on any normal sprouting list. However, I just planted lettuce a few weeks ago outside and it is going well. Lettuce likes cooler weather and it is doing great. If you grow in pots you can bring it in eventually when the weather freezes. Being in the south like I am, you never know if you will have a mild winter.
You can sprout things all year long. In fact, sprouts are a great way to get your greens in the winter season. It really depends on your sprouting location. They need warmth to grow. So your summer sprouting spot might not be your winter spot.
I hope that helps.
Well I tried the barley. Nasty stuff smelledbad rinsed four times a day maybe s bad batch. Nit sure I will mess w barley again. Mung beans r nxt
09-19-2010, 02:21 PM
I order my sprouting seed from the sproutpeople online. They have some very interesting mixtures -- their seed is mostly organic and very fresh. I've never had any problems with any of their products.
My favorite is Nicks Hot mixture. I also do a lot of alfalfa and radish. Fenugreek is a nice taste as well.
Be careful using regular planting seed to sprout. If it is organic, it may be okay, but other seeds are usually treated with chemicals.
Oh didn't know that. But my seeds came from h f store. Will look up that site.
09-25-2010, 08:08 PM
AzureStandard has some good seeds too. I haven't started sprouting things yet, ended up needing to move and had to use money for other things. I'm really looking forward to it though. I love alfalfa sprouts. I believe a pound of alfalfa seeds gives you 450 cups of sprouts? I think I read that some where. I plan on getting some sunflower seeds, chia seeds, amaranth seeds as well as hard winter wheat and rye to grow as grasses.
As for lettuce, I've seen a setup somewhere where someone had these short rubbermade tubs with lettuce growing in them. He had 4 growing on a stacked cart and he just rotated one a week and always had his own freshly grown lettuce to eat.
Be sure to look up mung beans before sprouting them. They take a little extra work from everything I've read. They need to be weighted down to grow like the ones you see in stores.
09-28-2010, 01:38 AM
I need to buy some seeds for my smoothies....
09-28-2010, 10:00 PM
sprouting some fenugreek and sunflower seeds.
fenugreek has been very simple to sprout in the past.
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