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Sprouting Sunflower Seeds

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Comment by Rita on September 10, 2011 at 3:03pm
Hey HippyDaisyChick, I personally would not use the black oil seed sunflower seeds at the grocery store in the bird section for making sunflower sprouts.  They are GMO - genetically modified plus most companies are required to spray on a synthetic vitamin for the birds.  I purchase mine, organic white/black striped, from the health food store and if they don't carry them they will order them most likely.  They obviously cost a little more, but I know what I'm getting.  Someone once said that it didn't matter if the seed was GMO because we were eating the sprout from the seed.  Well, as we know the life is in the seed so what is stored in the DNA of the seed comes out in the plant of the seed.  Makes sense to me!  Blessings in your journey~Rita
Comment by Angie Norman-Meadows on August 29, 2011 at 6:53am
You are very welcome! :)
Comment by HippyDaisyChick on August 28, 2011 at 9:44pm
thanks Angie!!! for answering my questions!!!
Comment by Angie Norman-Meadows on August 28, 2011 at 7:54pm
1.  I have a 2 or 3 gallon humidifer, so I put about 20 drops of 35% hydrogen peroxide into the water. It purifies the air and humidifier. I add the water to the humidifer with the sink sprayer and add the drops in while I'm filling the water tank.       2.   Some people do use the black/white striped seed sunflower seeds from the grocery store, but I understand that the hulls don't come off as easy as the pure black ones.... I ordered the black ones from a sprouting store online and saved some of the seeds to plant in the garden to harvest more of the seeds for the next year. Then you have a continous supply without having to purchase them again. Happy Sprouting! :)
Comment by HippyDaisyChick on August 27, 2011 at 11:26pm
One more quick question.....does anyone use the black oil seed sunflower seeds at the grocery store in the bird section for making sunflower sprouts....I seem to recall reading that some people do and it is okay.....yes or no?
Comment by HippyDaisyChick on August 27, 2011 at 11:24pm
thanks Angie....when you use it in the winter time....do you make the same ratio dilution....and just add the water to your humidifier?
Comment by Angie Norman-Meadows on August 27, 2011 at 9:49pm
I use 35% Food Grade H2O2 (Hydrogen Peroxide) from the Health Food Store. I use 16 drops (a large dropper comes with the bottle) of 35% food grade H2O2 in 32 oz. of water. I put it in a spray bottle and spritz the soil and water it with this mixture. Warning: 35% H2O2 can burn your skin, so make sure to dilute before using and keep from getting it on your skin. If you get it on your skin, rinse with soap and water. I have gotten it on my hands before and it burns a little and turns your skin white. So I do my best not to get it on my skin. (I also use H2O2 in the water for the humidifer and it keeps indoor air fresh in the winter).
Comment by HippyDaisyChick on August 27, 2011 at 9:26pm
**Question** I bought my trays to start my own wheat grass at home. I found this wonderful organic shop. However, they sold me something called, H2O2, it is a 29% hydrogen peroxide oxidizer to keep my sprouts from molding. When I read the back label I was frightened. It says that if you drink it in full strength it is toxic and possibly fatal......anyone have any advice about this product or how to manage mold growth with wheat grass spouts....I think I am just going to sprout and grow them without adding this stuff....or anything else.....
Comment by cynthia rocca on July 22, 2011 at 6:18am
wheatgrass attempt #2 doing better, used organic soil and didn't water much.......still a small amount of mold on seeds. been researching and it seems that it is harmless, any thoughts on that? the grass itself appears fine.
Comment by cynthia rocca on July 17, 2011 at 9:20am
glad i found this room! great wheatgrass growing video, my first attempt to grow a tray turned out moldy, used a cocomat. think soil would be better. can't find the forrest mulch around my area, but will look for organic at some local nurseries. in the meantime any opinions on using a miracle grow mix? not organic but hoping it would be safe to use (just once).
 

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