Growing your own sprouts to eat

  • Growing your own sprouts to eat

    Posted by TowardsJoyAndFreedom on March 9, 2023 at 5:58 pm

    Do you grow your own sprouts to eat? It’s an easy way to add fresh food during the winter / spring gap. Great consideration for emergency food storage. Also good for chicken treats. We use these small, stackable trays that makes daily rinsing easier. (The green/yellow tape on pieces of cardboard help us remember to rinse three times a day).

    These are mung bean sprouts (used a lot for Korean cooking). Alfalfa sprouts are easy, but we haven’t had luck with soybean sprouts. Any tips? What are you all sprouting?

    Emil replied 2 months, 3 weeks ago 5 Members · 13 Replies
  • 13 Replies
  • Marthale7

    Member
    March 9, 2023 at 6:04 pm

    I have sprouted wheat, and barley. I did it only once, it did give me like a salad for the outcome… I look at it as yet another way to use my stored grains.

    • TowardsJoyAndFreedom

      Member
      March 9, 2023 at 6:15 pm

      Love the idea of a sprouted wheat/barley salad! We’ve done a soaked wheat berry with grapes “salad”, but your’s sounds much better! ๐Ÿ˜ Thanks for the idea. Have a great day!

  • LeaSnow

    Member
    March 9, 2023 at 6:27 pm

    We eat sprouts daily. Generally I sprout mung bean as well as a salad mix. We are zone 3a, with a short growing season so these are my winter go to as lettuce gets so expensive here in winter months. I’ve never done soy, as we don’t have animals.

    • TowardsJoyAndFreedom

      Member
      March 10, 2023 at 1:54 am

      Wow, my wife and I would find zone 3a challenging! ๐Ÿ˜ We moved from AZ (9b) to OR (8b) and now looking towards TN or surrounding (6-ish). Also impressed that you eat sprouts daily, great nutrition! How do you grow yours? You must have a pretty dialed in process. ๐Ÿ‘

    • Emil

      Member
      March 10, 2023 at 6:09 am

      Do you buy your seeds from Trueleaf ?

      • TowardsJoyAndFreedom

        Member
        March 10, 2023 at 3:59 pm

        We just use organic mung beans, soy beans, barley, etc. from our local Korean grocery store. ๐Ÿ˜€ We are careful to make sure they’re labeled organic, and are not too old.

        Haven’t heard of TrueLeaf but I’ll check them out. Thanks!

      • Emil

        Member
        March 11, 2023 at 1:12 pm

        Thanks for the reply. I โ€˜m sorry for the late responseโ˜บ๏ธ

  • Fy-Nyth

    Member
    March 9, 2023 at 11:46 pm

    We too have long cold winters and grow a lot of alfalfa, radish, clover, etc. sprouts for us people to eat. And sprout grains for the chickens too.

    • TowardsJoyAndFreedom

      Member
      March 10, 2023 at 1:59 am

      That’s awesome an awesome mix of sprouts! Do you eat them as salad or add them to other recipes? ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

      • Fy-Nyth

        Member
        March 10, 2023 at 4:14 am

        In salads, sandwiches, toppings on soups, as a fresh side with other meals, with eggs or omelets, etc.

      • TowardsJoyAndFreedom

        Member
        March 10, 2023 at 3:47 pm

        Yum! Great ideas. Haven’t tried them in omelets yet, I’ll have to try that. Hope the weather is kind to you in WY today! ๐Ÿ‘

      • Fy-Nyth

        Member
        March 10, 2023 at 3:57 pm

        They are pretty versatile! We’re having a blizzard right now, but that is pretty normal. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Emil

    Member
    March 11, 2023 at 1:10 pm

    I also have some food issues .

    Anything with Xanthum gum affects digestion .

    &Locust gum inhibits the absorption of calcium zinc & other minerals.