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. ;)
Yup. I have a cat (with claws- declawing is barbaric and against the law here). She pootles about no problems from her.
Adzuki beans, black eyed beans and alfalfa.
Not sure if the beans will work or not but I really hope so! Otherwise I'm stuck with two bags of dried beans that I doubt anyone else will use...
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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.
I agree with you MT! Dood was a rescue from a friend that was going to just let him go outside to fend for himself. I couldn't let that happen! Our other kitty (also a rescue from outside in the winter no less at about 4 months old) has her claws intact. I don't think I'm going to be as lucky as you with them staying out of my greens however. Dood proved it by eating loads of grass the first time he's ever gotten out. Abby always has to have spinach and lettuces when we're making salad, not to mention if we set our bowl down she tries to steal from it. She's young though and we're still trying to teach her.
Originally Posted by MysticTree
I have a bunch of questions for Living (and possibly Mr. Raw) since he's doing a lot of where I really want to go with growing greens and juicing them. I will start another thread however so I don't hijack this one any more!
My cat is quite old now but she has a bed on the greens table - I hope her presence will keep mice away!
Originally Posted by SunshineMN
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