What are you sprouting at the moment?
I've got a couple of trays of sunflower greens, peas for pea shoots, popcorn for corn micro-greens and wheat grass. I need more space. I think I want to grown lentil greens and various other micro-greens.
Wheatgrass, barleygrass, oatgrass, ryegrass, sunflower greens, chia greens, flax greens, buckwheat greens, dandelion microgreens, mustard microgreens, curly cress microgreens, alfalfa, red clover, lentils, mung beans, peas (passing on the pea shoots because they're more of a cool-weather crop), sesame seeds, hulled sunflower seeds, almonds, quinoa, amaranth, millet, fenugreek.
Who says you can't have variety on a sprout diet? :) I still have a couple dozen different seeds that I eat regularly but I'm not growing right this minute.
I'm considering adding teff to my rotation if I can find a good source for it. I'm also going to try squash sprouts soon.
squash sound good. What sort? I'd like to try kakai - if that's how you spell it!
Never heard of kakai. I've heard that all winter squash makes good sprouts, so I'll start with one of those (probably whatever is cheapest).
I've never grown lentil greens before, I just germinate it. To be honest I didn't even know lentil greens were edible.
http://www.highmowingseeds.com/organ...in.htmlI'm not suggesting you buy them from this link. I just thought it would be somewhere you could start looking at these particular seeds. I don't know about lentil greens either. I want to try them.
If I don't hear from you again I'll know to steer clear of them...
I don't know about lentil greens either. I want to try them.
Interesting about the kakai, but I wasn't really thinking of pumpkin seeds. Hull-less seeds tend to be much more difficult to sprout on soil, too.
I was thinking long term about maybe growing a crop and then sprouting them inside the pumpkin!
Originally Posted by Living Food
We should be able to afford a bunch of nursery flats within a couple weeks here. I can't wait to try corn shoots and wheatgrass! We're still sprouting our normal things, alfalfa, fenugreek, radish, broccoli, clover, mung beans (My SO can't eat them but I'm really enjoying them) and occasionally rye. I'm also looking forward to pea shoots. I really didn't like them sprouted at all but I'm sure the leafy greens will be much better. I may try growing flax and chia greens as well.
I just need to figure out how I'm going to keep my two cats from helping themselves! My declawed male cat got outside a couple days ago. Didn't even know he was gone until a little girl let him back in the house. Got a nice big ball of undigested grass on our floor for that. LOL I'm thinking maybe a sheet of nylon screen attached to the shelving unit possibly? Anyone have to contend with pets and trays of greens? I do plan on sharing but I'd rather they get to full growth before being destroyed. ;)
Pea shoot juice is the nicest tasting juice of them all.
Originally Posted by MysticTree
* sunflower greens
* chia greens
* red clover sprouts
* lentil sprouts
* pea shoots
* chestnut sprouts
* walnut sprouts
* flax sprouts
* sesame seed sprouts
* chickpea sprouts
I forgot about my flax. I have flax greens too. The popcorn is so cool. It has a slight liquorice taste even.
https://skydrive.live.com/#cid=D2221...1D27%21178This is what I am growing at the moment. More seeds soaking and getting more trays today. I have a feeling the link won't be clickable. It's difficult sharing pix to this forum from a mobile
Maybe this one works??
Last edited by MysticTree; 07-26-2012 at 02:43 AM.
I can't see it only because Skydrive wants me to log in to view anything and I'm not really interesting in joining yet another site.
Fair enough. It's the only file sharing site I seem to be able to use other than Facebook from my mobile phone.
Well I was pottering about soaking seeds and planting up trays and generally feeling green. Anyway I just had to try the wheat grass and sunflower greens. The wheat grass could have done with another day greening up maybe and the sunflowers are just about to burst their proper leaves so they probably should have been used sooner but boy that was 1oz of tingly green! I don't feel zingy having drunk it but it was the best green juice I ever had.
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