There are so many types of seeds, grains and beans that you can sprout. We recently added Hard Red Wheat to our selection of
Organic Sprout Seeds.
You can sprout wheat in a jar, grow it in the garden or even grow "Cat grass." If you have pets and shop in a large pet store you've probably seen cat grass and it sells for about $5.50 for a tiny square. For pennies you can grow your own! Do you have chickens? Sprout wheat for them!
Hard Red Wheat can also be ground to make flour but today we're talking Sprouts! Sprouting wheat is very simple.
-Add seeds to your jar.
6-12 hour rinse/drain cycle
After 2-3 days you're ready to eat those sprouts. Simple and healthy! Grow them longer and you've got wheatgrass!
Sprouting seeds and Sprouting Kits from Mary's Heirloom Seeds include detailed sprouting instructions.
Check out our Cat Grass Kits coming soon!
Why Hard Red Wheat?
There are two categories of hard red wheat: hard red winter wheat and hard red spring wheat, according to University Department of Horticulture and Crop Science. Hard red wheat is so named because it is planted in the spring and winter. The kernels are small, uniform in size and are slightly red-hued. Hard red spring wheat has the highest protein content of all wheat varieties; which makes it ideal for long term storage. Most commercially prepared breads and all-purpose flours are made from hard red winter wheat, which is ideal for baking with its medium-high protein content.
Fantastic! Sprout it, grow it and bake with it!
I'm sprouting NOW! I'll share a complete tutorial very soon.
2/3 cups of grains (seeds) will produce approximately 1 cup of sprouts, which is about 1/2 pound of sprouts!
|Sprouted Hard Red Wheat|
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