Bulk seed source

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  1. CraftyDiva

    CraftyDiva Is anybody here?

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    Anyone have a good source for bulk sprouting seeds. I love to add radish sprouts to a salade or on a sandwhich, but the health food store charges an arm and leg for the sprouts. I'd like to try sprouting my own. TIA
     
  2. Bruce in NE

    Bruce in NE Well-Known Member

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    R H Shumway's sells bulk quantities of vegetable seeds to the public.

    I order mung beans directly from the area they are grown: the Red River Valley in Oklahoma. I contacted a mung bean co-op down there that sells 50# bags of beans for $15 or so. They were happy to ship it up to me.
     

  3. bare

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  4. CraftyDiva

    CraftyDiva Is anybody here?

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    Thanks for the replies......... :)

    Would you believe R H Shumway's doesn't have radish seeds? Anyway I was looking for sprouting seeds (no chemical coatings).

    Thanks Bare, just what I was looking for. :cool:
     
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    Rita Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hi, Rupp Seeds has radishes for $3.65 a lb. Not sure if they are treated. Guess you would have to ask. I'm thinking maybe I would try some broccoli sprouts as they are so good for you! Rita in TN
     
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    You might try Territorial Seed Company. They're primarily organic, and I know they sell in larger quantities. Not cheap, though.
     
  9. bare

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    A couple months ago I bought the sprouter kit from Azure Standard and I really like it. I can make up to six different types of sprouts at one time, although I usually only make their sprout mix which has alfalfa, radish, clover and cabbage. Each of the three sprouters make about a quart of sprouts.

    I used to make my sprouts in canning jars but would lose some to spoilage. Haven't had that happen with my new sprouter.