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Nicky Colour it green



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 15 2:13 pm    Post subject: sprouting seeds  Reply with quote    

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

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 15 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wash twice a day

yummy

sean
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 15 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
wash twice a day



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

earthyvirgo



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 15 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 15 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

that depends on circumstances

Nicky Colour it green



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 15 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

earthyvirgo wrote:
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 is the greenhouse too warm?

earthyvirgo



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 15 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nicky Colour it green wrote:
earthyvirgo wrote:
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 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
Best to start smallish amounts every few days.

EV

Nicky Colour it green



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 15 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

thanks

Andrea



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 15 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 15 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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?

Nicky Colour it green



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 19 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

come to downsizer to ask a question.. do a search first... find I have already asked the question... 4 year later... still not got around to sprouting seeds and beans.....

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 19 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    


sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 19 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Just think how big they'd be now Nicky if you had done.

Nicky Colour it green



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 19 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sgt.colon wrote:
Just think how big they'd be now Nicky if you had done.


Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 19 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have sprouted mung bean shoots in a glass jar with a piece of kitchen towel held in place on the top with an elastic band. They went all right.

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