Organic Sprouting Seeds
Our Organic Sprouting Seeds section is another work in progress. Our sprouting seeds are all certified Organic, non-GMO and extremely fresh. One of the most important things we've found when sprouting seeds, is that the seeds need to be extremely fresh. Old sprouting seeds can just lay dormant and ferment in your seed sprouter, ruining all of the other seeds growing among them. Certified Organic Sprouting Seeds, are the best of the best, because you can rest assured that they have never been treated with any harsh chemicals. The best part about our sprouting seeds, is that you can grow them just like any other seeds in your garden beds. In fact, our Broccoli DiCiccio will give you a better head of broccoli, but less small shoots in the garden. And our Daikon Radish when planted in the garden will give you a hotter radish. Our Alfalfa and Buckwheat Sprouting seeds can be used in the garden as a green manure and just tilled under in the spring.
A quick guide to growing sprouts on the cheap:
I just returned from a trip to our local Jo-Ann Fabric Store, but any sewing center should have what you need to build your own sprouter. I found a large 12x14 sheet of #10 plastic canvas (99 cents) like what is used for embroidery. Then I just grabbed the closest canning jar I had on hand. Sure, everyone wants you to use just the wide mouth jars, but even the jelly jars will work for growing your own sprouts. As long as it has a 2 part lid, so the outer ring is available to hold the canvas in place. Lay the center of the lid on the plastic canvas, and draw around it with a fine point marker. Then simply cut out the circle with scissors. Insert the plastic canvas into the outer ring, and shazam, you've got an awesome seed sprouter in your mitts. Be sure the jar and lid are clean before starting, fill with about an inch of water and add your seeds. After letting them soak for a few hours, dump out the water, and begin the rinse cycle every 12 hours until the sprouts are the size you want.