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September 3rd, 2009, 12:10 PM
Sprouts are a great way to get fresh greens in the winter. I have purchased, in a former life, seeds for the above sprouts. Is there a brassica I should NOT save for sprouts? I have red mustard seed, daikon seed, golden ball turnip seed.
What other seed could I save for sprouts? What about Red Rice Bean sprouts, cowpea sprouts, etc.
September 3rd, 2009, 03:23 PM
I don't have an answer to your question but I have a question of my own about broccoli sprouts.
my broccoli did not do very well this year, made very small heads not worth collecting. I am trying to grow them out to collect the seeds for sprouting. so far I have seen lots of little yellow flowers but no seeds. how do I find the seeds?
September 3rd, 2009, 03:50 PM
I have not grown broccoli seeds, but to my experience, brassicas form pods (siliques) for the seeds, so when the seed pods are just turning brown, bring them in and let them dry out, then shell and winnow to get clean seeds. If you leave them out in the garden, the siliques will shatter and throw the seeds all over.
I decided today that daikon seeds are hard to collect for sprouting. The pods are interesting, double walled wit a kind of network between the walls, and an individual cell for each seed.
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