Thank you. Sher, I'd try a mix of broccoli, alfalfa and clover. It grows really fast. The taste is good. And very little fuss. I just got some radish seeds. I will try those out next week. I have that mix in the fridge now that I had in two wraps today. I also have a jar of just clover ready to refrigerate before bed. Plus, I have another jar of the mix I just started today. I'm still trying to figure out the best timing for my schedule.
This is how simple this growing sprouts is. 1. In the afternoon, put the seeds in water. The quart jar on the right are the radish seeds I just received. The jar on the left is a mixture of broccoli, clover and alfalfa I like quite a bit.
I soaked the seed mixture last night. This morning, I dumped the water. I rolled the seeds around jar so they would stick to the glass. I use some wide mouth sprouting lids with a screen so you don't even need to open the jar. A link to those lids is below.
I rinse and dump the water before I leave for work, when I get home from work, and before bed. Your sprouts should be ready in 4 to 7 days. If you let them grow too long, you will see the roots developing. I don't like that. The mixture is usually ready in 4 days or less.
Post by campingcorgis on Jul 9, 2021 19:15:15 GMT -5
I love sprouts. Mung bean and Alfalfa would be favs around here. With Mikey's gut issues, I have to watch what he eats. Broccoli, once a favorite...and, well still would be, but the issues it causes aren't worth the indulgence. Sigh. As long as he avoids broccoli, he generally sleeps well and avoids much of his colitis issues.
But we love mung bean sprouts with Asian dishes and salad. I love alfalfa sprouts with sandwiches.
The jar method seems very intriguing. I may have to consider that for the near future!
I have read that to make sure there are no pathogens on microgreen or sprouting seeds, you can add a teaspoon of H202 to the soaking water for 15 minutes. You can also do that in the final rinse water before you eat them to eliminate any danger of salmonella or other pathogens.
I like the idea of using hydrogen peroxide. But the difference with water is one oxygen atom. Putting one teaspoon in with water would just turn it into water, wouldn't it? Of course, the hydrogen peroxide you buy is only a 3% solution already. I think misting it on the finished sprouts and rinsing them would probably do more good? Don't you think?
mike , you don't leave the H2O2 in all the time. Yes, it will just break down.
The idea is to soak the seeds for a short while in a little water and peroxide to kill any organisms that might be on them, pour that off, and replace with plain water. You can do it while soaking and before eating, to kill any mold or bacteria that may have developed.
I learned about soaking the seeds in peroxide before planting while watching a commercial microgreen growing operation on Youtube.
I think misting and rinsing them before eating would be even better.
I am copying and moving Mike's sprouting thread to its own thread so people can find the information more easily.
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Post by mike on Jul 8, 2021 at 7:13pm I am combining these greens with the sprouts and they have really been helping with my low-carb diet. They help keep me full. It's amazing that greens and sprouts would do that. Amazing.
I haven't tried the radish sprouts yet. I read they taste like radishes, but are milder. I will try some on a wrap tomorrow night. I just finished an old fashioned loaf wrap with clover sprouts and spicy ranch.
I've been having difficulties with low sugar today. It's driving me crazy because I don't feel bad, just tired. I just got back from a short walk, and my sugar is borderline low again. Jeez! I didn't even take insulin.