At the moment, the sprouting going on in the house go for us (the humans), Puddin and the quail..
I have larger fodder trays and buckets for the birds outside but none the less, for Christmas I got to move from my jars which I have used very successfully for nine years 🙂 (cheap and reusing what I already have) to formal Sprouting trays, and while I do like what I have getting so for, I am still on a learning curve with them.
Each set is of four trays.. with a bottom drip tray.. I am finding that they need a bit of fiddle work for some of my bigger seeds and I need to move the barley seeds from the dip holes on the sides to get proper drainage.
Still at day five that is some very impressive growth, and I think despite what the book said, that I in fact need to use fewer seeds as they should not be quite this root bound on day 5
Still the Little critters in the house are loving it, while there is always “feed pellet out” and they nibble their hay, they do the dance when they see this coming.. and not a bit is wasted.. It’s funny to see them pull out one and then run away with it, likes it’s the best worm, treat ever!
Puddin just grabs a quarter and pulls it into her girl cave. right now I have radish, pea’s and mustard seeds all sprouting and of course barley! I got a wire stand this year so that when the trays need to go single file, I can spread them out and not worry about water pudding on the shelf.. a single catch tray before gets the job done just fine..
What about you, do you sprout in the winter time? If so, what are you doing, for yourself or for the critters or for both.. do you do it small-scale or does it take up a goodly space in winter time..