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Nicky Colour it green

sprouting seeds

anyone sprout seeds? I like eating them in salads.. so should grow my own.. any tips? do s and don't s?
dpack

wash twice a day

yummy
sean

wash twice a day



It's a good rule for life, not just beansprouts.
earthyvirgo

Needs to be quite warm temp wise for things like alfalfa to sprout.

Green and brown lentils are quickest - 2 to 3 days till they've got little shoots.

I have a little stacking set of plastic trays with a drip tray at the bottom, very useful as it's easy to rinse them. A jar is fine of course.

EV
dpack

that depends on circumstances
Nicky Colour it green

Needs to be quite warm temp wise for things like alfalfa to sprout.

Green and brown lentils are quickest - 2 to 3 days till they've got little shoots.

I have a little stacking set of plastic trays with a drip tray at the bottom, very useful as it's easy to rinse them. A jar is fine of course.

EV


I did wonder about buying a special sprouter thingy or just using a jar

my kitchen is quite cool in summer - cave-like.. might be too cool Confused is the greenhouse too warm?
earthyvirgo

Needs to be quite warm temp wise for things like alfalfa to sprout.

Green and brown lentils are quickest - 2 to 3 days till they've got little shoots.

I have a little stacking set of plastic trays with a drip tray at the bottom, very useful as it's easy to rinse them. A jar is fine of course.

EV

I did wonder about buying a special sprouter thingy or just using a jar

my kitchen is quite cool in summer - cave-like.. might be too cool Confused is the greenhouse too warm?

A friend gave me my stacking one - I used to use jars just as successfully.

I'd give it a go in the greenhouse - not in direct sunshine.
The warmth should get them going pretty quickly.

Just remember to rinse morning and evening and don't do too many at once Smile
Best to start smallish amounts every few days.

EV
Nicky Colour it green

thanks Smile Andrea

I'd think the greenhouse would be too warm, but you can experiment and see what works best. I do them in my kitchen, but in the summer when it's hot I find that they go manky before they are sufficiently sprouted. john of wessex

In the past Alfalfa has worked very well for me

recently I had a lot of trouble with mould so haven't sprouted for some time.

I wonder if the kitchen in my previous house was cooler/drier?
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