|I Plan to
Build the Large Sprouter with a Pump Sprayer
GOOD for the large Sprouter, but NO for the pump sprayer! It may be
too little pressure, even the 3-gallon sprayer. The sprayer's best for
the small Sprouter.
You can of course use any size water tank for multiple Sprouters, and
a pump with it – info in Sprouter Plans.
But easiest is simply to plug into your regular water supply – connect
to faucet or water pipe. We have to re-adjust our thinking re. kitchen
gardens. We don't think of watering our outdoor garden with a watering
can – we use a hose. It should be the same for our indoor kitchen garden.
I Do Not Want
Chlorine on My Sprouts from our Tap Water
No problem. My Plans show you how to fit a water filter into the hose-line.
Or, if you use the pump sprayer as your water source, fill it with filtered
We use the GE ice-maker inline water filter, which has quick-connect
fittings to easily snap in a replacement filter.
Do Plants Grown
in Soil have More Minerals?
Not if you fit an automatic fertilizer unit into your Sprouter's water-line.
It's easy and cheap, about $10. My Plans show you how. You fill it with
liquid kelp fertilizer (I give you the best low-cost source).
Sproutman Steve Meyerowitz reports in his book Sprout It!:
"Plants have a remarkable ability
to absorb nutrients through their leaves as well as their roots. ... Sprouts
normally have higher vitamin and mineral levels than regular vegetables
because, as baby plants, their nutrients are more concentrated. But, with
the addition of liquid kelp fertilizer, these levels are elevated to rival
vegetables grown outdoors."
"Some nutrients are more concentrated
in kelp than in soil and are more available to the growing sprouts because
they are readily assimilable. The nutrient boost the sprouts get actually
makes them heartier and can improve taste and texture."
In other words, liquid kelp is a magical nutrient source that baby greens
easily absorb. It has minerals, proteins, growth factors, vitamins – everything
that's in kelp!
How Many Sprouters
Do I Need for One Ounce of Wheatgrass Juice Daily?
One large Sprouter. One 3"x13" tray yields 2-3 ounces of wheatgrass
juice, and wheatgrass takes ten days to mature. The large Sprouter fits
twelve 3x12 trays. So you can use ten trays for wheatgrass and have two
trays over for baby greens or bean/grain sprouts.
Also be sure to read How much Wheatgrass Juice?
It's good to use a variety of seed because wheat is so hybridized. Each
day sprinkle one heaping quarter-cup of mixed grass seeds (about 1/2 wheat,
the rest unhulled barley, rye, kamut, oats) in a 3x13 tray. This will give
you at least one ounce of green grass juice a day – or 2oz depending on
your lighting, temperature (grows faster in summer), and how good your
My advice is, don't drink only juice. Get a second Sprouter for greens
and bean sprouts, if you plan to juice a lot of wheatgrass. You need fresh
greens like sunflower to blend into Green Smoothie
and Energy Soup.
Must I Soak
the Seeds First?
It's best not to. They lose minerals into the soak water.
One of the beauties of my Sprouter is that you do NOT soak the seeds.
Simply sprinkle them in the trays and let the automatic misting do the
rest. My Plans show you how many seeds per tray depending on whether they're
greens, grains, beans, etc.
How Much Time
Does It Take Daily?
For one big plateful of greens fresh each day (not refrigerated)
it's the time it takes to sprinkle 2-3 teaspoons of seeds in a tray, say
five minutes a day? Or you can plant and harvest once a week if your job
takes you away from home.
I don't count washing the plant tray (after you've eaten your greens)
because that's simply washing a dirty plate. And you can stick the tray
in the dishwasher!
You Sell the Plans or the Kit?
We offer everything!
– Free from me, Val – for you to build your own Sprouter.
You buy locally the misting parts, growing container, and plant trays.
If you live in USA, my Plans give you specific part numbers (from Home
If you live outside USA, my Plans give you detailed specifications to
look for in each part, at your local stores.
Remember, the beauty of this Sprouter is that you do not have
to buy all the parts in one month! See the question on the next page,
Don't Have Any Money.
MIST-KITS – from Dan Schaefer in Michigan – see photos – these contain all the light-weight, hard-to-get parts – everything you need for the automatic mist-line – and
you buy from local stores the heavy (expensive shipping) easy-to-find parts
(growing container, plant trays, hose) and assemble your Sprouter.
SPROUTERS – from Dan Schaefer in Michigan – he'll build a GoGreen automatic Sprouter for you – see photos.
Do You Have an
800-# in USA?
No, I live in sunny South Africa! The telephone number of Pastor Dan Schaefer in Michigan is 989-689-0005 (EST-NY time).