EasyGreen MikroFarm + 12 Sprouting Seeds Pack
A.Seeds should be stored at 60 degrees Farenheit or below. A refrigerator or freezer is fine. Stored properly seeds will last for about a year or two. This will also keep the bugs at bay.
Q. How much sprouts will seeds produce?
A. For a seed the size of alfalfa or broccoli, the tiny ones, one pound of seed will yield about 6 to 7 pounds of mature sprouts. For a bean, they double in size so that one cup will yield two cups. The same is for sprouting grains. For wheatgrass and barley grass, one tray measuring 10"x20" will yield about 8 ounces of juice.
Q. Soaking times for sprouts.
A. Most seeds can be soaked for 24 hours. Also, you can change water after 12 hours. This gives them some fresh water to drink up and not the old water. Soaking seeds for 8 to 12 hours is fine. No need to change your method at all.
Q. How to Sanitize Seeds?
A. The FDA strongly recommends that home sprouters sanitize the seeds before sprouting. For home sprouters, this is not a law, but a recommendation. The current recommendation to use in the home from the University of California-Davis is to treat seed by heating on a stove for 5 minutes in a solution of 3% hydrogen peroxide (available in drug stores and pharmacies) at 140°F. It is important to maintain this temperature using a clean, accurate cooking thermometer. Exceeding this temperature may damage or kill seeds resulting in poor germination. Remove seed and rinse under running room temperature water for 1 minute. Discard the hydrogen peroxide and do not reuse. Click here for more information.
Q. Basic Jar Sprouting Directions.
1. Soak the seeds in the jar. Put 1 to 4 tablespoons of seed in the jar. Add water and soak overnight about 8 to 10 hours. Most seeds can be soaked for 24 hours with a water change in the middle at 12 hours.
2. After you have soaked the seeds, drain out the water, making certain there are only wet seeds left in the jar, no standing water.
3. Rinse the seeds with fresh water, drain out the water, making certain there are only wet seeds left in the jar, no standing water.
4. Twice each day, rinse the seeds with fresh water, drain out the excess water, making certain there are only wet seeds left in the jar, no standing water.
5. Bean and grains are ready in about two days. Greens are ready in about 5 to 7 days. Gelatinous seeds do not do well in jars. Grasses, sunflowers, buckwheat and peas for shoots do better in trays.