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SOAKING SPROUTING SEEDS
WATER WAKES UP YOUR SEEDS
Your sprouting seeds are dormant - 'sleeping' - as long as the
seeds are dry. This is nature's way of preserving the seed untill
the conditions are right to start growing. When you soak the
seeds in water, the hibernation is broken and the plant
starts to grow.
SOAKING STARTS THE GROWTH
Out in Nature the seed lie in the warm moist soil and slowly
take in enough water to break the hypernation.
It takes a few days for the seed to absorbed enough moisture
to start growing depending on the soil moisture content.
When you grow sprouts, you set off on the process by soaking
the seeds in a glass of fresh cool water. That way your seeds
quickly absorb the required amount of moisture
to initiate the germination.
HOURS IN WATER
Some sprouting seeds only need to soak in water for a few hours.
Others need to soak for up to half a day. The soaking time
depends on the seed type. You can see the soaking time
on most sprouting seed bags.
Sprouts need fresh water from soaking and till the last
rinse before they can be used in your food.
You can easily use the water from your kitchen faucet,
if it is clean and drinkable. I myself have tested many types
of water on my sprouts. It is my experiemce that seeds and
sprouts thrive equally well with:
Clean tap water
Uncarbonated spring water
UV cleansed water
Coal filtered water
Osmose treated water
Since you will need some water to rinse the sprouts,
I prefer to rinse my sprouts with water from the tap
while I only use coalcleansed water for soaking and
sometimes to clean the sprouts after each rinse.
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