GROWING GUIDES ON PDF

From Sprout Lady Rita and the author of Home Grown Sprouts,

A Guide to Sprouting

https://sprouthouse.com/content/Sprout%20Lady%20Rita's%20Guide%20to%20Sprouting.pdf

 

From the author of The Sprout Garden and Microgreen Book,

Mark Braunstein   https://www.markbraunstein.org/books

 

https://sprouthouse.com/content/braunstein2-microgreens-vegvoice.pdf

 

 https://sprouthouse.com/content/braunstein-Longevity.pdf

 

 https://sprouthouse.com/content/braunstein4-sunshine.pdf

 

https://sprouthouse.com/content/braunstein-sunflower-greens-1.pdf

 

LIST OF SEEDS WITH LINKS 

https://sprouthouse.com/content/LIST%20OF%20SEEDS%20WITH%20LINKS%20TO%20THE%20SITE.pdf

HOW TO COOK BEANS

https://sprouthouse.com/content/HOW%20TO%20COOK%20BEANS.pdf

 

BASIC VEGETABLE SOUP STOCK

https://sprouthouse.com/content/BASIC%20VEGETABLE%20SOUP%20STOCK.pdf

 

 BASIC JAR SPROUTING DIRECTIONS

https://sprouthouse.com/content/Basic%20Jar%20Directions.pdf

 

PAUL'S SOIL MIX 2020 VERSION

 https://sprouthouse.com/content/Paul's%20Soil%20Mix%202020%20Version.pdf

 HOW TO SPROUT GELATINOUS SEEDS LIKE CRESS, ARUGULA, CHIA, AND FLAX

https://sprouthouse.com/content/Gelatinous%20Seeds.pdf

 

HOW TO GROW MUNG BEAN LIKE IN A RESTAURANT OR SALAD BAR

https://sprouthouse.com/content/Mung%20Bean%20Grown%20Like%20in%20a%20Restaurant.pdf

 

HOW TO SPROUT SPECKLED PEAS FOR SHOOTS, BABY BLACK SUNFLOWER,

WHOLE BUCKWHEAT, HARD WHEAT AND WHOLE BARLEY FOR GRASS

https://sprouthouse.com/content/Sprouting%20Shoots%20and%20Grass.pdf

 

WHAT IS THAT WHITE STUFF GROWING ON MY SPROUTS?

https://sprouthouse.com/content/White%20Stuff%20on%20Sprouts.pdf

 


Seed Storage: Seeds should be stored at 60 degrees Farhenheit or below. A refrigerator or freezer is fine. Stored properly seeds will last for about a year or two. This will also keep the bugs at bay.

 

How much sprouts will seeds produce? For a seed the size of alfalfa or broccoli, the tiny ones, one pound of seed will yield about 6 to 7 pounds of mature sprouts. For a bean, they double in size so that one cup will yield two cups. The same is for sprouting grains. For wheatgrass and barley grass, one tray measuring 10"x20" will yield about 8 ounces of juice.  One pound of the tiny seeds at a rate of 1 tablespoon per day of seed will last for about 60 days.

 

 All measurements are non-scientific and done either in my own kitchen or the kitchen of fellow sprouters.

 Which seeds are Legumes? The following seeds are legumes: Alfalfa, Crimson Clover, Red Clover, Red Lentils, Green Lentils, French Green Lentil, Green Peas, Garbanzo, Soy Beans. 


Which seeds are Gluten Free? The following seeds are Gluten Free: Fenugreek, Mung Bean, Red Lentil, French Lentil, Green Lentil, Speckled Peas for Shoots, Whole Buckwheat, Buckwheat Groats, Soy Beans, Black Turtle Beans, Popcorn, Garbanzo, Green Pea, Adzuki Bean, Hulled Sunflower, Red Pea, Adzuki Bean for Shoots, Yellow Mustard, Baby Black Sunflower, All Radish, Flax, All Clovers, Cress, Arugula, Pumpkin, Sesame, All Quinoas, Alfalfa, Chia, Broccoli, Onion, Garlic, Dill, Swiss Chard. Red Cabbage, Kale.  There is a cross-contamination.

 

Soaking Times for Sprouting Seeds:

Most seeds can be soaked for 24 hours. This is OK to do. I know, usually we are told about 8 to 10 hours, but really, if soaking a seed is the most important part of the sprouting process, why not give the little guys a few extra hours? 

Some seeds NOT to soak too long: amaranth, millet, quinoa. These seeds are really very tiny and do not do well when soaked long. They need only to be soaked for a few hours, not longer than 4 hours.

Some seeds NOT to soak at all: chia, cress, arugula and flax. These seeds are gelatinous seeds and form a gel like sac around the seed in the presence of water. They sprout best in soil, or on a terra cotta clay sprouter or with a growing medium. Just sprinkle them dry and then soak. When they are wet they do not behave well.

Most other seeds can be soaked for 24 hours, I like a water change in the middle at 12 hours. This gives them some fresh water to drink up and not the old water. Soaking seeds for 8 to 12 hours is fine. No need to change your method at all.
 
How to Sanitize Seeds:
The FDA strongly recommends that home sprouters sanitize the seeds before sprouting. For home sprouters, this is not a law, but a recommendation. For commercial sprouters, this is the law. You can easily sanitize your seeds by soaking them in a weak bleach solution: 1 ounce of regular household bleach to 10 ounces of water. Soak the seeds for 5 minutes, then rinse with fresh water three times. Soak and sprout as usual. Some people prefer to use hydrogen peroxide, that is OK, too.