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Old 10-12-2017, 07:47 AM
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I only experimented with sprouting once about two weeks ago, with hemp seeds. I thought i had it under control. Maybe i overthinked it a bit. I used latex gloves, and sterilized the jars and sieve between rinses (two times a day) plus leaving them in apple cider vinegar for ten minutes each rinse to kill mold and bacteria. They sprouted fine, but it took at least three to four days for them all to grow to a considerable size, or is hemp seed sprouts fairly small in size compared to other plant species? To end the story, my sprouts developed mold on the fourth day. So my first attempt failed, i think i will give it a try once more today Do you guys think it could be the apple cider vinegar causing mold? But maybe it could also be because i got lazy on the third day and only rinsed them in pure water because i thought they were fine, and i was too tired to go through the whole process of using latex gloves and wait for the water to boil and soak in apple cider vinegar.

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Re: Sprouting?

I'd buy her product if it was less expensive over here.

@jm0 No I don't think so, remember the conditions in your home, the weather, temperature are never exact from one time to the next. All are factors.

The sniff test won't let you down IMO. If in doubt, chuck them out! If you have a reasonable cold water supply ie can drink from the tap just try that next time. I like to mix up some water with GSE for the rinsing, although there are for and against with this product.
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:07 AM
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Re: Sprouting?

That is true, maybe the bad weather played a role in this. I will keep trying until i get it down. I will start with getting hemp seeds to sprout properly and then move onto other plant species.

The original poster ^ just inspired me to have multiple jars going for each type of seed, and store them seperately, and serve multiple mixed sprouts. Good idea! Gonna take up a lot of jar space
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Re: Sprouting?

Relative Humidity is over 60% right now, so that is why the sprouting is failing. You're guaranteed mold-free sprouts with an ideal RH under 50%. I'm thinking about making a some kind of sprouting box to grow the sprouts and raise the temp to 30C then i should be left with a RH of 10%. According to this graph:

http://www.cszindustrial.com/Portals...t_Chambers.pdf

The problem is just that the sprouts needs rinsing two times a day, and that will only incerase the RH in the box. So maybe it's pointless to build such a project. I think about adding a UV light to the box as well, as this will kill bacteria and mold. I will definitely try to experiment with different designs along the way and maybe post my findigs if i can get it to work.

If it is in fact possible to do this, one can sprout seeds no matter the weather. Or if you're willing to run a dehumidifier just for the sake of sprouting seeds :P

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My goodness far to scientific for me LOL. Btw did hear of someone who grew sprouts in a pair of tights in the shower room LOL :-)
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Re: Sprouting?

Do I have to cook chickpeas after they've soaked overnight? Wanted to try out some in Joey's dinner I soaked sesame seeds, quinoa, and chick peas.. Hoping to just throw them all in
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No 'to sprout' the principle is soak and then sprout, no cooking involved!

If you are not sprouting then follow the instructions on soaking and cooking on the packet OK?
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Re: Sprouting?

I can't tell if they smell funny or not... But I'm going to toss and try again. Instead of doing jars I'm going to try just putting the seeds in a strainer, feels like the open air will be better?

Thank you After I soak the chickpeas overnight tonight I'll add to breakfast. He loves chickpeas and garbanzo beans, so he'll be a happy boy. As will my foster boy, Claude. He was on only pellets before (Crazy for an ekkie...) so he's really loving all the veggies and fresh grains
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