Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Greetings friends. Just doing a post about some new sprouting experiments. We ordered a sample package of sprouting seeds from It came with a lot of variety and some great seeds specific to sprouting. What we have here is Alfalfa, Crunchy bean mix, Spicy lentils and broccoli.

We also soaked the black sunflower seeds (best for sprouting) in order to get them to start sprouting. Next we put them in some soil in order to grow sunflower microgreens. I am looking forward to how these are going to turn out as I have seen some great examples online. I hope to have some great pictures of the finished sunflower microgreens.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Sprouting Tips

Some things I have learned during my tips for sprouting (with the help of google searches of course!)

Soaking the seeds for a few hours/days prior to sprouting can really speed up and help the sprouts start. Especially with the sprouting kit I have, soaking helps the seeds to not block the irrigation holes. I tried broccoli seeds in the sprouter (without soaking them) and not much happened. In the photo, I just set up some broccoli seeds that have been soaked for two days in the sprouter and anticipating better results. The broccoli micro-greens have been fantastic!

Rinsing the sprouts twice a day (or more) is optimal for clean healthy sprouts.

A little goes a long way. The seeds may seem small but they transform quite a bit. In fact, I recently got a second Victorio Sprouting kit in order to produce even more sprouts with more variety.

Experimenting is key! When starting out with sprouting, do little batches while trying different methods to see what you will have the most success with and which sprouts you like the best. It may take a month or two before you develop a great system for ongoing sprouts, but it'll be well worth it.

Friday, 8 April 2016

Youtube: Voices To Be Heard

My friend Jesse filmed a conversation I had with another friend Christopher a few weeks ago. Thanks to Jesse for editing it into a great documentary video!

I hope you enjoy, feel free to like and share!