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Best source for sprouting seeds?
Posted by: Mislu ()
Date: May 07, 2011 07:05PM

I am looking for a good source of sprouting seeds. I am a bit disappointed because the last batch I bought had a low germination rate. I feel I need to boost my nutritional intake and sprouts seem like a good way to do it. If there are better ways to increase health and well being rapidly I would like to know. I think especially energy wise. thank you.

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Re: Best source for sprouting seeds?
Posted by: Wheatgrass Yogi ()
Date: May 07, 2011 07:28PM

I bought last from BlueMountainOrganics.com. I was pleased....they are 'clean'...and have a good selection with good service. Plus, their seed is 100% sproutable (Damn near anyway).....WY

[www.bluemountainorganics.com]

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Re: Best source for sprouting seeds?
Posted by: Jgunn ()
Date: May 07, 2011 08:38PM

i always get decent seeds from sproutpeople [www.sproutpeople.com]

...Jodi, the banana eating buddhist

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Re: Best source for sprouting seeds?
Posted by: powerlifer ()
Date: May 08, 2011 08:30AM

A UK source would be good, i want to increase my sprout intake also. Currently i just buy them from the health store as its more convenient.

Probably alot cheaper and more fresh if i did it at home.

[www.vegankingdom.co.uk]

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Re: Best source for sprouting seeds?
Posted by: Tamukha ()
Date: May 08, 2011 01:22PM

Where did you get your last batch from, Mislu?

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Re: Best source for sprouting seeds?
Posted by: pborst ()
Date: May 08, 2011 10:06PM

I've had pretty good luck with these folks. [www.kgardener.com]

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Re: Best source for sprouting seeds?
Posted by: Mislu ()
Date: May 14, 2011 06:24PM

Tamukha
I got my last batch from a small health food store up the street where I live. Its an independent, and it was on sale. Too bad I didn't notice it was expired.

Well, I got a small bag from a store in a nearby town, another indepenent store. I asked at length when they got it, and where is the expiration date. All they had was the recieved day. 1/11/11 or something like that. I got it. They said they couldn't absolutely promise they would sprout, because sprouting in general can be unpredictable. however they said it should because of the recent date, and they stored it in the fridge.

So, i have some soaking as I type. To my amazement my partner wants to have some! So i put in an extra spoonful. I said "really?' I thought he hated that sort of stuff. He brought me to a vegan store which sold some special hemp ice cream. Also some other products, mostly kitchen stuff. We told her about a local vegan resturant. I was surpised she said she thought the place was junk, processed etc... I thought it was pretty good. But apparently she prepares 99.99% of her own food.

The next thing kind of amazed me, he said he was tired of vegan stuff. I was like "?" i guess I talk about wanting to go raw all the time without actually doing it. I am still wondering why he brought me there if he wasn't interested. I guess he thought I would like it. It was nice and all, but I thought everything was way overpriced. I guess one is buying into cultural things around veganism. I am thinking why does a glass container more valued if it has 'vegan' printed on it? Why can't a glass container be inherently vegan, depending on what you put in it, or how you use it?

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Re: Best source for sprouting seeds?
Posted by: Tamukha ()
Date: May 14, 2011 10:02PM

Mislu,

We understand smiling smiley

I have had luck with the seeds from these people:

[www.wheatgrasskits.com]

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Re: Best source for sprouting seeds?
Posted by: Pame'laVik'toria ()
Date: May 18, 2011 02:55PM

I've had no success eithersad smiley

My video to keep me inspired on my health quest: [www.youtube.com]

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Re: Best source for sprouting seeds?
Posted by: Mislu ()
Date: May 18, 2011 03:59PM

I started a batch of sprouts. They are turning out better, but still there is a layer of unsprouted seed at the bottom. I was hoping for 99% sprouting. but It looks like around 75% for this source. Its better than the 40-50% I was getting with the last batch....

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Re: Best source for sprouting seeds?
Posted by: Tamukha ()
Date: May 18, 2011 08:08PM

Mislu,

There is no such thing as 100% germination rate, even in Nature; what you are getting is pretty good smiling smiley

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Re: Best source for sprouting seeds?
Posted by: Wheatgrass Yogi ()
Date: May 18, 2011 08:21PM

Tamukha Wrote:
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> There is no such thing as 100% germination rate,
> even in Nature...
Especially in Nature. However, in our controlled environment, we should be getting close to 100%. If not, look for better Seed. This is important.
Like I said earlier, BlueMountainOrganics.com has the best seed I've tried, and I've tried a lot.....WY

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Re: Best source for sprouting seeds?
Posted by: Mislu ()
Date: May 19, 2011 04:43PM

what is a reasonable germination rate then for sprouting? I would like to see 100% or even 90%/ 75% eh... I guess thats still pretty good. I would rather get as close to 100% as possible.

In my teenage years I got some wonderful sprouting seed which was probably 98-99%. There were a few stray seeds which didn't sprout. But it a batch it was like only 10-15. Not 200 or 500.

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