Red Clover as a Sprout in one of our small sprouting colanders, this is about 30mls of seed shown after approximately 6 days. Click to hide.
Red Clover seed for Sprouting "USA Red" Click to hide.
Red Clover overnight soak in organic fermented nutrients generally I do this overnight or just start in the morning and rinse clean and transfer to colander in the evening. Click to hide.
Red Clover after approximately 3 days. Click to hide.
Red Clover daily soak in organic fermented nutrients, 10 – 30 mins. you can save the nutrient solution and reuse for the rest of this sprouting cycle. Rinsed clean, stand at 45° for 5 to 10 minutes for drainage, add the cover and place in a well lit area (not direct sunlight). Click to hide.
Unsprouted seed will remain small and pass through the slots of the colander, rinse gently for the 1st few days as some of the sprouts will also go through. Click to hide.
Red Clover after approximately 5 days. Click to hide.
Red Clover after approximately 6 days. Click to hide.
Removing water-logged seed husk. there are 2 things you need to get rid of to have clean sprouts, and that is unsprouted seed and the husk that surrounds the seed which is discarded as it germinates. The husk falls into 2 categories one that floats and the other that is saturated with water and sinks to the bottom. We have another colander with larger holes in the base that makes it easy to get rid of these but if you do not have this then this is the method. Hold the mass of the sprouts gently wash the base, replace in the bowl and clean the grill section, then transfer back. Click to hide.
$3.30 – $36.26
Red Clover Seeds (USA). USA Red 80%+ Germ. Postage 100g/$3.3, 200g/$4.4, 400g/$6.6, <= 2.2kg/$9
The secret to growing SUPER Charged sprouts is to soak in bio-activated organic nutrients, initially overnight e.g. for 8 hours and then each day for 10-30mins, then rinse/drain for another three or four days, and in the last few days remove any husk or un-sprouted material, for storage either secure the cover and place in the fridge where it will continue to grow for at least a week, or allow surface moisture to dry out i.e. place the colander at a 45° angle without the cover for a day and 1/2 turning the top to the bottom once and then use our vegetable storage system.
Vitamins A, B, C, E and K
Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Carotene, Chlorophyll, Amino Acids
Trace Elements, Protein(35%) High anti-cancer properties excellent for menopausal women.
Clover is so much like Alfalfa that many people wouldn’t know the difference. Clover’s leaves are a different shade of green, but the flavour of the two is close to identical. One of the noticeable differences between the two is that Clover sheds its hulls more readily & is probably a day quicker than Alfalfa.
The seeds are quite small, slightly smaller than the Alfalfa, but as long as you pre-soak overnight and rinse gently for the 1st day you will only lose a very small amount through our narrow slotted colander. Each day they are soaked in the solution and then rinsed clean and left in the colander to dry, you can use a small colander during this stage and then after 3 to 4 days when all the seeds have germinated, empty them into a larger colander, or 2 of the small colanders for the final greening and dehusking stage. I find that they are better mixed with other seeds otherwise they can form an exceedingly tight mass which can heat up in the centre if you’re not careful, mixing them with larger seeds causes them to spread out, my current favourite mix is radish with the red clover, I use about 30-40 mils of each seed which ends up giving me a 1 full large colander or 2 full smaller colanders of delicious tangy sprouts.
An Extract from “In Concert Against Cancer”, October, 1998 By Willow Older
When James Duke, Ph.D., an economic botanist and former U.S. Department of Agriculture researcher, tosses red clover sprouts into salads, he isn’t seeking simply flavour or crunch. Red clover (Trifolium pratense) contains genistein, an anticancer compound that prevents new blood vessels from forming with in a tumour. (Genistein can also be found in soy, black beans and peanuts.) Since tumours rely on new blood vessels to grow, genistein effectively starves the cancer.
Red clover is one of the world’s oldest and most common natural cancer remedies. In fact, one study found that 33 cultures use the herb against the disease. However, it may create problems for certain cancer patients. For example, says Labriola, women being treated for breast cancer with the drug tamoxifen should avoid red clover because tamoxifen prevents estrogen from reaching a tumour, and phytoestrogenic compounds in red clover could undermine that action. In this case, its possible red clover could feed, not starve, an estrogen-dependent breast tumour, Labriola warns. (Editor’s Note: These same phytoestrogenic compounds can be helpful with menopausal symptoms in women who wish to naturally increase their estrogen levels.)
The scientific study of red clover is still new. Although its anticancer compounds make it an effective cancer-fighting food for some people, only further research will clarify red clover’s future cancer treatment role (Cancer Research, vol. 48, no. 22).
You can also grow your own garden-fresh red clover blossoms.
Red clover blossoms are used as an infusion, decoction, extract, tincture and salve.
Red Clover salve is useful for children with skin problems, such as eczema or psoriasis. Also useful for adults.
Red Clover is also a reliable expectorant and anti-spasmodic, thus useful for bronchitis and whooping cough.
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Seeds for Sprouting Loose sprouts:- ie grown in our sprouting colanders or jars, you eat the leaf, stem & root Select Seed Name:- Alfalfa, Broccoli, Broccoli Organic, Fenugreek Organic, Fenugreek, Radish Daikon, Radish Red Arrow, Lentils Red, ChickPea, Mung Bean, Clover Red, Sunflower seeds
Seeds for Microgreens & Herb Leaf :- ie grown in a tray, you eat the leaf & stem Select Seed Name:- Snow Pea, Field Pea , Massey Gem Pea , Radish Daikon , Radish Red Arrow , Silverbeet Ruby Red, Beetroot Detroit Red, Rocket Arugula , Coriander , Kale Red, Basil Genovese, Cress Curly, Wheat Org., Sunflower seeds
Sprouting Info. & Videos
A short video showing the Colander Small Sprouting process. It shows the basic colander also the use of extra colanders with 6 large slots. Click to hide
A short video on how to clean your colander, we provide a small tool with our Sprout kits that fits the shape of the grill insert which chops the top of any sprouts caught in the grill making cleaning that much more simple. Click to hide
Basic sprouting kit consisting of 1 sprouting colanders with covers along with 250 mls of bio activated organic nutrients + Storage options(2 X cotton bags, mesh bag, plastic bag clip). Ideal for the beginner who does not do huge quantities e.g. if you just want to do Broccoli, when the colanders is almost full you can start eating and or store in the fridge using the storage options(2 X cotton bags, mesh bag, plastic bag clip) then restart your next batch. Click to hide.
Basic sprouting kit consisting of 2 sprouting colanders with covers along with 250ml of bio activated organic nutrients + Storage options(2 X cotton bags, mesh bag, plastic bag clip). Ideal for the beginner who does not do huge quantities e.g. if you just want to do Broccoli, when 1 of the colanders is almost full you can start eating and or store in the fridge and then start the other one so you have a consistent supply. Select the Product Name button to go to that Product Or Click to hide.
Sprouting kit 2 small sprouting colanders with covers plus one large 4L colander with cover along with 250ml of bio activated organic nutrients + Storage options(2 X cotton bags, mesh bag, plastic bag clip). Ideal for those people that eat a lot of sprouts as you can wait until the 2 small ones are full or three quarters full and then add them to the large one which you store in the fridge, after a few more days of cleaning and rinsing, and then start the process again in the small ones while eating from the large one, again so you have a constant supply. Select the Product Name button to go to that Product Or Click to hide.
Sprouting kit 1 large colander with cover + Storage options(2 x cotton bags, 2 x mesh bags, plastic bag clip ) for the early stage of sprouting (instead of the small colanders) +250 ml of bio-activated nutrients for sprouting with seed selection. So the idea with this kit is you use 1 of the mesh bags to grow your sprouts for the 1st say 4 days, you then empty them into the large colander for the final stages of cleaning (removal of husk) and greening. When the sprouts are ready you stop soaking and draining them and leave them to dry for a couple of days and then store them in the other mesh bag inside the cotton bag inside a plastic bag. You can then start sprouting again in your other mesh bag or if you have another spare colander you can begin this process earlier. This saves you the cost of extra small colanders with covers but not quite as convenient in my opinion. Select the Product Name button to go to that Product Or Click to hide.
Growing Super Mung bean Sprouts using one large 4 L colander +2 KG of pebbles to weigh the sprouts +1 KG of Mung bean and bio-activated super organic nutrients.
Growing the mung bean in the long white format. This can be done by putting it in a space that restricts its growth or similarly, as we have done here, placing a weight on top of the sprouts, along with the tea towel this serves the purpose of also keeping the light out i.e. so the leaf development is restricted.
We give you the option of purchasing this kit with or without the cover, if you are just doing mung beans then you do not need the cover, however if you want to use it to do normal sprouts then you can sprout the seeds in the mesh bag for say 3 – 4 days, and then empty them into the large colander and proceed with the sprouting process from there, in this case you will need the cover.
We also supply you with our sprouts/vegetable storage system this allows you to store your sprouts in the fridge for well over a week. . Select the Product Name button to go to that Product Or Click to hide.
330x245mm Tray Kits
Basic kit 01 (Microgreen Rect. Tray 330x245mm) which gives you everything you need to get started except for the seeds. You get one tray plus a grill insert, 3 L of Vermiculite growing medium(crushed rock that has been heated to give it a popcorn like effect, good for holding air and water). 250 ml of bio activated organic fertiliser, 1 foldout insect trap, 1 Perspex tool for flattening the growing medium and pressing the seeds into it plus the option of a cover.. Select the Product Name button to go to that Product Or Click to hide.
470x170mm Tray Kits
Basic kit which gives you everything you need to get started except for the seeds. Using 2 different colour tray options to support up to 6 punnets with or without covers. Select the Product Name button to go to that Product Or Click to hide.