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Fresh Sprouts

I am into sprouting for my Fids.
I keep it simple and mostly just sprout Mung Beans.
If you do a search you will find them high on the food scale.
I understand that they do need to be fresh and are that their best when the tails are under 1/2in long.
I do other seeds, but each time I only do one type. This is because not all seeds sprout in the same number of days.
As you can see in the pics I only do a few. And one of the most important things to remember is that they do need to be rinsed at least twice a day, and more often if you have trouble sprouting.
The best thing is to try them yourself and if they taste funny throw them out. Same with if they get slimy.
oh! Another thing is you do need to get fresh seeds.
My guys do enjoy them.

First day I just soak them and rinse several times.


You can feed these to your Fids from day one if you like.


If all goes well they should look like this in just a few days.


As you can see here there is almost 100% strike rate. This is very important, as bad seeds will go rotten very quickly, spoiling the rest.


Very simple to do and great food, for both you and the fids.


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They look great!

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we have some of those for the senegal and he loves them
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I sprout all the time. I have a Easy Sprout Sprouter. and it works great. I use the sprout mix from here called Mackie's Munch.

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I need to sprout!

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I need to sprout!
I agree!
When your fids get the taste they will hoe into them with great delight. That alone it worth it. Then you factor in the goodness of fresh sprouts.
They are a very cheap super food source.


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They get sprouted wheat. And whole dandelions.
My neighbours think I'm crazy all my pots of dandelion.

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Sounds like you already have it sorted!
If you can grow Dandelions in pots you are doing better than me.
I have not managed to do that with much success. I have to resort to pulling them out of the over grown lawn.


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