Growing Super Sprouts using 2x small 1.5 L colanders + 2x clear covers + Seeds +
pre-mixed bio-activated super organic nutrients.
The stages of sprouting:- basically
there are 5, 1:- Soaking(mug or any container) 2:- Germinating(mesh bag
- small colander) 3:- Greening & de-husking(large colander) 4:- Storage and
5:- Eating. In the pictures you can see the simple process of getting rid of the husks. With
this technique you are soaking the sprouts for 10-20 minutes with the addition
of our Bio-activated nutrients which makes the organic nutrients more
bio-available to the sprouts and therefore to you, so you are eating not only a
tastier sprouts but they are many times more nutritious than a sprout just
washed or soaked in water. This only needs to be done once a day, again a great
You will find that your sprouts are at an optimum
stage for only a couple of days, to increase this to 4 or 5 days use your
fridge, sounds obvious but not so simple when you have sprouts that are full of
moisture. What we have found is that using the colanders with the slotted
Perspex covers is an excellent way of storing the sprouts as any moisture drips
through to the base tray. You can even take them out after say 3-4 days give
them a soak in nutrient and then thorough rinse and let them drain at
an angle and then replace them back in the fridge this will give you a
further few days of optimum storage.
We have found that a fine grilled colander is the
only one that performs all of these tasks’s exceptionally well. See the PDF
file below for a brief discussion of some of the different types of sprouters
available on the market today and how we feel they compare.
The kit is made up of:- 2 x Sprouting Bowls (inner grill bowl for
drainage & outer for drainage collection) These are
quality 1.5ltr made in Japan colanders, they can be used with seed sizes
ranging down to that of Alfalfa, (not suitable for Cress, Mustard, Linseed
which are either too small or produce a mucous substance which causes rot,
these are better grown as vertical sprouts see Micro-Greens. The beauty of
using these colanders, apart from their many other uses when not sprouting, is
that it makes it very easy to separate the husks from the seed, very important
when it comes to storing the sprouts.
In the warmer climates or during summer, the trick
is to keep your sprouts moist & cool, you can tilt the inner perforated
sprout container, so air circulates more freely, this gives the benefit of
moisture being drawn to the edges & evaporated thus increasing cooling ie
the advantage of sprouting in a bag, but also the advantages of soaking in
organic nutrient solution & husk removal. This is achieved by taking the
inner part of the colander with the sprouts & placing them in a larger
bowl, or tilting the inner part of the colander making sure the long edges
line up (see pictures).
With the 2 colanders you have the choice of
0, 1 or 2 of specially modified sets, they have larger cut out slots at the
base this allows for un-sprouted seed & seed husks that do not float
to the surface to be removed just by the rinsing process. If you do not have
these then the process to get rid of this unwanted material, that may cause
your sprouts to start to go off would be to lift the mass of sprouts i.e. after
the 3rd or 4th day, and washout the base of the
grill and gently rinse off any of this material that is sticking to the base of
the sprout mass (see video). So the option I would choose with this kit is to
have 2 of these specially modified containers and one normal, the idea being
that you would sprout your seeds for the 1st 3 or 4 days in the
unmodified colander i.e. basically until it is full, then divide and place into
the 2 modified colanders, and then depending on how quickly you are eating your
sprouts you would restart your next batch in the unmodified colander. However
if you would like to do smaller batches of different types of sprouts then you
may wish choose them all to be standard i.e. unmodified and use each colander
from start to finish.
2 x Clear Perspex covers, these covers perform a number of functions, the
principal one being to keep the sprouts moist but still allowing them to
breathe, meaning that they do not dry out during the day meaning that you only
have to rinse them once a day as against twice for most other methods. Another
benefit is when you have finished sprouting and thoroughly drained, just put
the colander with the lid in the fridge, it creates the perfect storage
environment i.e. the sprouts remain moist and continue to grow due to the lid not
allowing them to dry out however any excess moisture drains into the outer
Pre-mixed Bio-active nutrients 500ml, made of - Probiotics, Seaweed, Azomite,
Dolomite, Magnesium Chloride ie fermenting makes the organic nutrients more
bio-available to the sprouts and therefore to you, so you are eating not only a
sweeter sprouts but they are many times more nutritious than a sprout just
washed or soaked in water. You only use a very small amount of this each time
you soak the sprouts, you can purchase this nutrient mix when you run out or
you can buy the ingredients and make it yourself.
2x Fine mesh bag,
this is used to hold the sprouts in the 1st 3 or 4 days only
essential when you are using very small seeds e.g. broccolli, red clover.
Can also be used with alfalfa, radish etc, but not as essential, the idea being
that none of the smaller seeds or those that are a little bit slow to
germinate, are lost through the grill in the colander. Also because the seeds
are contained within the fine mesh, then in most climates, if the colander is
kept in a cool place, you do not need to use the cover as the moisture is
contained within the bag. This means you can use the other 2 free for the final
3 days of sprouting i.e. when your bag is full just divide the sprouts into the
2 colanders evenly.
If you have insect problems then the mesh bag can be used to protect them while growing in the colanders without stopping air circulation. Used in conjunction with the clip, which slightly elevates the internal tray (better aeration) and secures the Perspex cover. This is the method I use.
The main problem that people have with sprouts is
with hot weather, if you're sprouts are going off then you may need to rinse a
couple of times a day, the reason you're doing this is to keep them cool (so
always best to soak in the morning when the water is cooler), another method is
to put an ice pack underneath the sprouts during the heat of the day and just
re-freeze the ice pack overnight.
Another problem is trying to sprout seeds that
produce a slimy coating once they are wet eg Linseed, Mustard ie Linseed is
best ground up & added to muesli which is pre-soaked, Mustard is best
sprouted as a Vertical or Micro-green sprout..
Seeds – we are giving you the option of several
different seed mixes. Basically the alfalfa
and red clover have a very similar taste and no tang which means they are often
suitable for children.
The Fenugreek & Radish add a slight tang to the
sweet Alfalfa & Red Clover taste, it also spreads them out so they don't
clump so tightly together. Personally I do a mix of either alfalfa or red
clover mixed with radish.
cup 40 mil for the seeds– if
you do 40 mil of one type of seed and 50 mil of another this will end up
filling up 2 of the small colanders. So one possible sequence would be to empty
the contents of the small sprout bag when it is full, into the 2 colanders,
when one of the colanders is finished then start germinating a new batch of
seeds in the sprout bag inside the empty colander. 40ml measure cup out of stock.
to note there is new research showing that the substances produced by the
Broccoli sprout which has got a lot of publicity in the anti-cancer
news, has now been found to be even richer in the Radish sprout, but as yet
the human trials have not been done with this sprout. The other good thing
about the radish sprout is that it gives much larger sprouts and works equally
well in both loose and vertical sprout configurations.
if you want to grow mung bean sprouts and you want to use the method where they
are a little bit thicker, longer and remain white (hence sweeter) then you can
purchase some small sized pebbles (see below) you already get a fine mesh bag in
this kit to put them in, but if you want to use the fine mesh bag to do tiny
seeds, like red Clover, then you may need to purchase another one. If you’d
like to grow a lot of mung beans you can use the large colander then you will
need 2 bags of pebbles and 2 mesh bags again see below.
Slide Show- colander > Alfalfa, Radish, Fenugreek,
Broccoli, Sunflower Sprouting Sequence
Click here for Loose Sprouters Comparisons for
Alfalfa, Fenugreek, etc.pdf
A common addition to this kit would be to purchase
an extra small colander plus a clear cover, see below, this would allow you to
produce the same quantity as the larger colander kit but using the smaller
colanders which are more space efficient.
Can't ship seeds to WA please purchase items