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  • #579

    sbsion
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    Do we need money? car full of gas? wood chopped? RUReady?
    Sprouting seeds……….make sure ANY see you store, ie wheat, beans, garden seeds………are sproutable, or, stored to be sproutable…you can live off sprouted seeds alone…………what’s your opinion?
    Mental stability is probably THE most important ingrediant IF we are doing it to be happy? With it, we can contrive ways to occupy time, eat, sleep and……………….?
    OK…….SALT……..we need it for inexpensive medical, preserving food, making food palletable, and……………..?

    #54638

    Carriebelle
    Member

    Do you suggest trying a sample of each seed to see it it’s sproutable, such as placing a seed between two damp paper towels? Once you do this, how do you prevent the seeds from sprouting until you want them to? I would think keeping the seed perfectly dry would be good. How do you store your seeds?

    #54639

    IceFire
    Moderator

    You can keep your stored seeds from sprouting by making sure they stay dry. I store my seeds in their packages, then put the seed packages in ziploc-type bags to make sure they stay dry. Make sure that they are dry as a mummy’s butt before sealing them up, though, or they could mold on you.

    #54640

    Carriebelle
    Member

    A mummy’s butt, huh? I know you aren’t commenting on my age, but… 🙂 What would we do without Ziplock bags?

    #54641

    edea1976
    Member

    Does anyone have any tips on using dehydrated veggies? I tried using some of the mixed vegetables I had dehydrated but they never completely softened up. Am I being too impatient?

    #54642

    pokey
    Member

    where do you buy seeds for sprouting? I’m new to the forum and the site..veryyyyy interesting..thanks~!

    #54643

    autumnwear
    Member

    Edea, i have been having the same prob. i didnt see your post before so i started a thread on it. hopefully will hear some tips from someone soon.

    #54644

    IceFire
    Moderator

    @edea1976 wrote:

    Does anyone have any tips on using dehydrated veggies? I tried using some of the mixed vegetables I had dehydrated but they never completely softened up. Am I being too impatient?

    I like using dehydrated veggies in soups and stews. Since those cook a long time anyway, the veggies have plenty of time to rehydrate.

    #54645

    Kailyst
    Member

    I get my sprouts from these people. http://www.sproutpeople.com” onclick=”window.open(this.href);return false They have a lot of different sprouts and accessories and a lot of good information.

    Hope this helps.

    Kailyst

    #54646

    kymber
    Member

    we have done sprouts for about a year now – if you live in a northern clime and are homesteading it is essential to keep up your vitamin c levels and not have to rely on store-bought vitamins for all of your vitamin C – sprouts are chocked-full of a variety of nutrients and very easy to grow.

    here is a post that i did on sprouting for anyone interested:

    http://novascotiapreppersnetwork.blogspot.com/2009/03/sprouts-great-way-to-feed-your-family.html” onclick=”window.open(this.href);return false

    the above article also contains links on how to grow sprouts in mason jars!

    enjoy!

    #54647

    mmpaints
    Member

    LOL, sprouting seeds, okay. You do know that by simply sprouting any seed and eating the result before it goes to “seed”, you are in essence, elliminating seeds stock and reducing the amount of available seed.

    I know for some people, it’s a nice little snack but for me, I’m not a goat. I don’t eat grass seedlings 😉

    #54648

    Vina8
    Member

    @kymber wrote:

    here is a post that i did on sprouting for anyone interested:

    http ://novascotiapreppersnetwork.blogspot.com/2009/03/sprouts-great-way-to-feed-your-family.html

    the above article also contains links on how to grow sprouts in mason jars!

    enjoy!

    I went to your post on sprouts and enjoyed it very much. Your description of your mister was LOL funny. We have been growing and eating sprouts for a few weeks–love them and easy to grow. One of our favorites are the radish sprouts for their intense flavor that will wake up any salad or sandwich. We’re trying the wheat grass, but I am feeling a little like mmpaints on that one. After my husband gave me some to try, I questioned our ability to digest them (don’t grass-eating animals have 2 or 3 stomachs). My husband explained that the grass itself won’t digest, but the nutrients are in the “juice” so you can just chew it like gum then spit out the “cud.” Not likely. Maybe that is why wheat grass is a staple for juicers.

    #54649

    mmpaints
    Member

    LOL, there ya go. Anyway, I find it hard to eat something that won’t put back into my seed stock. Think about all the seed you’ll go thru with no way to replace it all. Nah, I’ll pass on the eating grass thing. I’d rather eat the radish than a radish seedling.

    #54650

    kymber
    Member

    MountainMama – thanks so much for that! and my description of my mister is bang on – he’s a nutjub but oh i love him!

    as for sprouts – i eat the radish sprouts by themselves by the handfull – i love them too! i pretty much haven’t eaten a sprouted seed that i didn’t love! they are so delicious and healthy!

    MM – for some of us northerners who can’t grow the actual radishes or any other seeds during the winter on our window sills (becuz our window sills are growing herbs!) – sprouts are a really good way to still be able to get nutrients from fresh, alive food – you can’t live on deyhdrated or frozen food alone! sprouts are an excellent way to get those additional and needed nutrients!!!

    as for wheat grass…it also contains many nutrients and it is cheap and stores for a long time. wheat grass juice is incredibly good for our bodies! apparently 15 pounds of wheatgrass juice has the equivalent nutritional value of 350 pounds of ordinary root vegetables – that’s a nutritional value ratio of 1:23!!!!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheatgrass” onclick=”window.open(this.href);return false

    as well…it is the only thing in the world that has a molecular makeup that is structurally similar to our hemoglobin – cool huh?

    i stand firm behind my advice to eat sprouts and sprout juice!

    #54651

    idahobob
    Member

    @kymber wrote:

    we have done sprouts for about a year now – if you live in a northern clime and are homesteading it is essential to keep up your vitamin c levels and not have to rely on store-bought vitamins for all of your vitamin C – sprouts are chocked-full of a variety of nutrients and very easy to grow.

    here is a post that i did on sprouting for anyone interested:

    http://novascotiapreppersnetwork.blogspot.com/2009/03/sprouts-great-way-to-feed-your-family.html” onclick=”window.open(this.href);return false

    the above article also contains links on how to grow sprouts in mason jars!

    enjoy!

    Kymber, I read yer post on sprouting…..good un!!

    I’ve been sprouting seeds for many years, off and on. LOL!! 😆

    This last year (was it that long ago?) we decided to get serious about it…..ya know, healthy food, enzymes, plus the doggone sprouts just plain taste good. And please do not get me wrong, I am NOT a vegan! I LIKE my animal protein, in fact there is a 1lb package of Elk Burger thawing in the kitchen, right now, for lunch. 😛

    We do a lot of our food shopping, both long and short term, through a local co-op, that makes purchases through here:

    http://www.azurestandard.com/” onclick=”window.open(this.href);return false

    If you live in the western part of the US, there is a good possibility that you may be on a delivery route. They are once a month. Aaahhh, I’m digressing.

    We purchased a sprouting kit and several different kinds of seeds through them. Another pitch…..All of their products are organic and non GMO.

    Great stuff, and we are sprouting regularly. Another way to have healthy food to eat.

    Bob
    III

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