I have been sprouting wheat grass with no problem. I am now trying to sprout barley and spelt and I have not had the results like the wheat. They get this little nub, but after four days I'm looking for the long root, and it just isn't there. I'm wondering if I need to sak it longer initially, (Idid about 8 hours) or if the grain I have is dead and I need to look elsewhere for my sources.
One last thing, I wonder if you have any tips on keeping birds out of your wheatgrass if you are growing it outside? I am thinking about mosquito netting, but if you have experience with this, let me know. Thank you for your help and availablity.
Re: birds. I string monofilament fishing line around the area. It keeps them from flying around it. Works good on my boat, too.
Re: other sprouts. I’m no expert; I’d suggest The Sprouting Book from www.chidiet.com/books.htm. I did, however, watch the staff making trays at Creative Health, and they made up the trays the same as wheatgrass. We did, however, soak seeds for 24 hours before planting. I would think that if they sprout at all, they’re OK.