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Anyone into sprouting?

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  • Anyone into sprouting?

    I did a search here and didn't find anything in the past.

    Is anyone here into sprouting?

    I believe it is something that should strongly be considered for any survival situation. My fiance and I have been trying different methods for a couple years and her agri supplier now carries a wider variety of seeds, so we are diversifying our supply and experimenting with new varieties of plants (Plants? Veggies? Sprouts? Not sure what the proper term would be).

    For those who are unfamiliar, sprouting (in a survival sense) is growing fast-maturing, nutrient-rich plants indoors or outdoors, any time of the year. You can get a starter kit for under $20 at a decent gardening supply shop. Some of the varieties of seeds available include different species of beans, broccoli, and common cooking and healing herbs. Some mature in as little as ten days or so, while others take up to about two months. While you can probably not live on sprouts alone, it is an excellent and healthy way to supplement your diet-- best of all, you do not have to wait long to have edible plants!

  • #2
    I haven't done it lately but have the seeds and the know-how.
    I think it's a highly under-rated but essential part of survivalism.

    Grow your own salad in 5days!


    • #3
      I am not sure if this covers what you are talking about, but it is along the same lines. In the past I would take cuttings from existing trees or bushes. Dip them in root tone, and plant them in a 50/50 mix of Peet moss and sand and sit them in a semishady area. They will produce roots then you can plant them in the soil like any other plant.


      • #4
        I have a couple sprouting jars and several pounds of assorted seeds put away. They will be a big help nutritionly in lean times.
        "Lighthouses are more helpful than churches" Franklin


        • #5
          Originally posted by voodoo View Post
          I have a couple sprouting jars and several pounds of assorted seeds put away. They will be a big help nutritionly in lean times.
          Are sprouting jars those hourglass shaped jars?
          Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggie" while picking up a big stick.


          • #6
            No, just a mason jar with a perferated lid. Sprouting seeds need to be rinsed several times a day. Put some damp paper towels or cheese cloth in a jar, add seeds, place in dark location, not too warm or cool. Rinse with fresh water 2-3 times a day to prevent funky stuff from growing on seeds. Drain water thru perferated lid. 3-5 days, crisp tastey sprouts. Those are the basics of sprouting.
            "Lighthouses are more helpful than churches" Franklin


            • #7
              Yes, we have tried it... not really my favorite thing, but I understand it is better for you than plain dry grain flour...

              My wifey uses something similar to this:


              Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to
              beat you to death with it because it is empty.

              The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.


              • #8
                Wow you folks are on the ball, I love it, I should convince my fiance to get an account here, some of this stuff is over my head but she lives and breathes gardening and planting 24/7!!!