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11-15-2011, 02:51 PM
I am new to sprouting and have been doing alot of researching. There are a number of common seeds that seem to be used as "sprouting seeds". What about other common vegetables, such as carrots? I have not been able to find much information about people sprouting them - are they difficult or too slow to use as a viable sprout?
I know there are a couple of "veggies" you don't use such as tomatoes and potatoes - what else should you not sprout?
You might like to poke around on SproutPeople's (http://sproutpeople.org/) site! They're also a good company to do business with. I can't help much with your question as I sprout the "usual" sprouts, my favorites being alfalfa and red clover. I don't care for the hotter/bitier sprouts like radish or brocolli, my husband loves them though!
I also like sunflower greens, but those aren't sprouted per se, they're grown in dirt after you sprout them. *Ü*
Yon Little Pig
11-16-2011, 10:05 PM
Where do you get your red clover seeds from? I didn't know these were edible in their sprouted form.
11-16-2011, 11:16 PM
I'm not sure whether carrot sprouts are recommended - they would have a very strong and probably, to most people, unpleasant flavour.
Radish, and the cabbages are nice sprouted. Red cabbage is lovely. Onion and garlic are nice as micro-greens.
11-21-2011, 01:52 AM
carrot and parsnip seeds can be very slow to sprout and very picky about sprouting in hard soil. Plant some radish seeds along with your carrots and parsnips.
11-21-2011, 10:59 AM
I have looked on the all the sprouting websites that sell seeds but cannot find carrots. I wanted to sprout them in the same manner as the alfalfa, clover etc but if they are slow to sprout in soil then they probably would rot before they sprouted in a jar or tray. I don't want to experiment with garden seeds as you never know what method was used to package them. Can't really find any organic seeds anywhere either. Oh well, it was an just and idea!
11-21-2011, 11:26 AM
there are plenty of organic seed suppliers but I think carrots are best sown thinly in the ground and eaten when very young.
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