View Full Version : how do I know what seeds to buy?
05-29-2011, 03:12 PM
I've bought a couple of sprouting jars and I'm egar to use them, but i was overhelmed by the amount of seeds and nuts on offer in my local stores. How on earth do I know what ones I can use in the jars and what ones I can't? I've already tried sprouting watermelon seeds this way with no luck whatsoever.
05-29-2011, 03:24 PM
I am not familiar with the shops in Swansea (I lived near Merthyr for a while but never traveled further in your direction.
Basically, if you have a good wholefood shop, they should have a small selection of seeds that are specifically for sprouting. The "brand" I get in Bristol are called "Essential Organic". They do seeds for sprouting but also regular seeds for regular cooking etc. I sprout some of those too!
Easy ones to start with would be alfalfa, mung beans and lentils.
I have started a batch of rice today. It's the first time I have done rice and I am hoping that I got the right sort.
05-29-2011, 04:07 PM
There is a company in US, the sprout people. Their website breaks down sprouting very well and will tell you which seeds/beans work best with which sprouting methods, their characteristics, lengths of soak time and days to sprout, etc. Lots of good sprouting info there.
05-30-2011, 06:18 AM
Ok thanks. i've actually just ordered some Red Clover off the net and I'll see how they get on.
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