Here is the same tray 24 hours later:
Our low cost feed grade natural barley is minimally processed and will contain small amounts of plant material and broken seeds. This barley is excellent for bulk sprouting for daily use in the garden, but this barley is NOT good for personal use and consumption. The reason is because the foreign plant material will cause bacteria and other things to grow very easily while sprouting. Regular rinsing will keep this to a minimum and is good for our plants but not 100% safe for our consumption.
Benni on May 05 2014 at 12:14PM
After I figured out the barley approach I began to use other seeds and legumes: pinto beans, navy beans, lima beans, soybeans, brown rices and even Bhutan red rice and it was my experience that the actual seed didn’t matter much at all. The effects were as dramatic with pinto beans as they are with barley.
I’ve been soaking my barley for 12 hours in 1 quart mason jars with 1/2 tsp of kelp puree and 1/4 tsp of Ful-Power, after an initial 10 hour soak in clean water. I only make about 2 gallons at a time.
A SST and an ACT together are fine. SST’s provide enzymes (proteins) which are not a living organism and not a food stock for microbes afaik. The act will inoculate your soil with microbes and fungi (dependent on food stock and length of brew).
awesome, I was really hoping to hear that. I’ve done a few sst’s now. Just like you I do the initial soak. My second soak has freeze dried coco water from navitas and maybe a drop of aloe(not sure why but it can’t hurt) and maybe some fulvic. My first time I blended them up as soon as they had a small tail. This time I’m bubbling them in a jar with water. Water is nice and milkyish so I’m guessing its a solid brew. I plan on grinding up the sprouts and using them either in my Bokashi or mixing them into my soil recycle bag. I hear the physical seed particles can be fairly hot so I don’t want them directly in my soil unless they’ve decomposed a little. I feel a 36hr act will have all the nutes necessary so any npk from the seeds can just be applied some where else.
I’m curious as to what other people are doing with sst’s. I have been doing a 12 hour soak, dumping that water, then aerating/soaking for an additional 36-48 hours. Or until I get a 1/4+ inch sprout then just applying the water sans the sprouts. I’d like to hear what others are doing. Specifically soak/bubble duration, and if you’re blending up the sprouts before applying (if so, why?).
That is unfortunatly the extent of my sst knowledge. However I hope this thread will be helpfull for myself and many others. I will be posting new things I learn about the benefits of sst and ss in general.
Okay so I’m starting this thread in hopes of expanding knowledge of SST. As of now I don know to much but am learning more every day.
A quastion I would like to start off with for anyone feeling kind enough sto answer is:
I have 1/2-1/2 alfalfa and barley bubbling in a quart mason jar for tomorrows watering. I also have an aact brewing with wmc and alaska hummus. CAN I add my ss brew to my aact with out negatively affecting the enzymes I waited patentially to form? This watering is in the morning so any opinions or facts are greatly appreciated.
Personally I won’t be grinding up my seeds for direct plant application.unless fermenting.
7. While your new natural fertilizer is fermenting, open the container at least once daily to get the gases to escape. Probiotics produce a lot of gas.
You can research each plant individually to drill down on the specific nutrients their sprouts and/or seeds provide. All of them should work well, but their nutrient ratios might vary a bit.
3 Add sugar or molasses to your sprouts. How much? If your sprouts weigh 90g (3.2oz), for example, add somewhere between 30g (1oz) and 45g (1.6oz) of sugar to your sprouts. That’s about 1/3 to ½ of the weight of the sprouts. If you use molasses, which is measured by volume, change grams to milliliters. This means you can add 30mL to 45mL of molasses.
How to Make & Use Seed Sprout Tea Alternative Fertilizer
1 Follow steps 1-7 in the previous recipe.
Nutrients from seed sprout tea include vitamins, minerals, phytohormones, enzymes, antioxidants, and amino acids, and they are highly abundant.
Making seed sprout tea is an ingenious way to supply your plants – cannabis, veggies, or whatever – with growth-stimulating nutrients. Some call it enzyme tea. This is a natural alternative fertilizer and growth stimulant that you add to the water you use to hydrate your crops. It works well for indoor and outdoor growing operations.
Here, we’ll provide you with two recipes: