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  • #54712

    kymber
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    yes – and sprouts you do ONLY IN/WITH WATER – no dirt involved! however, in northern climes, in order to always have “fresh” greens available – sprouts and micro-greens are a good combination to make sure that along with your canned or frozen veggies – you get fresh veggies all year round – and ALL of the nutrients that fresh veggies provide!

    IceFire – keep us updated as to getting your new kit!

    #54713

    IceFire
    Moderator

    Well, for the ones that I already have…the lettuce seeds that I just plante are ALREADY sprouting! And, I swear that the tomato plants have grown 3 inches just since yesterday! I’m going to have to raise the hood up already! The pepper seeds are about to sprout, too.

    #54714

    sbsion
    Member

    another excellent seed for sprouting and eating without dirt, are sunflower seeds, when they reach about three inches, dig in and use as greens in a salad, or even use in a soup or stew…..likewise, mung beans…btw, a burlap mess, used in place of dirt, retains the moisture longer for larger seeds when spread for greater growth

    #54715

    IceFire
    Moderator

    Burlap…now THERE’S an idea! I have burlap! (hey, it’s fabric, and I have LOTS of that!)

    #54716

    Shelli
    Member

    Thanks for the explination, guys! Man, so much to learn 🙂 (I love to learn)

    #54717

    IceFire
    Moderator

    Learning is a lifelong process, Shelli…We are ALWAYS learning SOMETHING! (Or if we’re not, we SHOULD be!)

    #54718

    sbsion
    Member

    @icefire wrote:

    Burlap…now THERE’S an idea! I have burlap! (hey, it’s fabric, and I have LOTS of that!)

    another favorite for smaller seeds, are the cloth bags flour and sugar come in……..just split and lay on cookie sheets or pizza pans…………potatoe bags are good, a type of burlap

    #54719

    IceFire
    Moderator

    Does anyone still sell flour and sugar in cloth bags? I only see it in paper any more. Then again, I have PLENTY of muslin and “quilting” cotton, which is made fairly similar.

    #54720

    sbsion
    Member

    @icefire wrote:

    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.

    A trick to help keep seeds dry and weavil free is SALT………one of the best methods I have discovered in long term storage seeds, was, to just add a tablespoon of salt in a five gallon bucket of wheat, rice, beans, etc. the weavile go to the salt because it draws moisture, and when the consume the moisture it kills the weavil. When using the grain, we can easily shift off the salt by shaking the grain as you go…lesser amounts for gallong containers, etc..(just plain table salt)

    #54721

    sbsion
    Member

    did you, have you, will you, buy some SALT today……….to many uses to discribe……get it now (or more, if you have it, remember, your neighbors need it too)

    #54722

    IceFire
    Moderator

    Well, I didn’t buy any salt TODAY, but I DO have about 60 pounds worth in storage at the moment

    #54723

    Shelli
    Member

    I have 2 of the grocery store cartons on my storage shelf, one upstairs and a container of sea salt. that’s not enough, is it? 😮

    #54724

    IceFire
    Moderator

    Ummm..no, it’s not. But look at it on the bright side…currently, salt is pretty inexpensive, so it won’t cost you much to stock up on it.

    #54725

    Shelli
    Member

    True, true. I should focus on what is in range for me right now. That way, if tshtf, I will at least have something to barter with! 😉

    #54726

    Shelli
    Member

    I have a dumb sprout question. Can sprout seeds self-perpetuate? Meaning will they ever be something I could grow?

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