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Edible Sprouting Medium
Posted by: junipers ()
Date: November 22, 2015 06:33AM

Hi,
We've been asked to try and sprout Teff for eating. Our client wants it in a "carpet" that looks like grass on a plate.

Our process is usually sprouting on organic potting soil. We'd be willing to use another substrate that is edible, but I'm having trouble finding one.

We've tried germinating without a substrate and it looks horrible, nothing you would want to eat. Plus, we need to keep it within the realm of substrates for other reasons.

Germinating it on soil makes the Teff look great, but you can't eat potting soil, so we're kinda in a problematic situation.

Thanks for any help,

William

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Re: Edible Sprouting Medium
Posted by: SueZ ()
Date: November 22, 2015 02:18PM

junipers Wrote:
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> Hi,
> We've been asked to try and sprout Teff for
> eating. Our client wants it in a "carpet" that
> looks like grass on a plate.
>
> Our process is usually sprouting on organic
> potting soil. We'd be willing to use another
> substrate that is edible, but I'm having trouble
> finding one.
>
> We've tried germinating without a substrate and it
> looks horrible, nothing you would want to eat.
> Plus, we need to keep it within the realm of
> substrates for other reasons.
>
> Germinating it on soil makes the Teff look great,
> but you can't eat potting soil, so we're kinda in
> a problematic situation.
>
> Thanks for any help,
>
> William


William, Teff is mucilaginous so you can grow it, without medium, on porous terracotta platters or plant saucers.

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Re: Edible Sprouting Medium
Posted by: Horsea ()
Date: January 05, 2016 03:50PM

William, Teff is mucilaginous so you can grow it, without medium, on porous terracotta platters or plant saucers.

But you still have to cut the tops off, right? I'm new to growing sprouts vertically like grass, so that's why I'm asking! Tks.

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