I heard if you put seeds in the freezer it keeps them freshYou can if its fresh but its very limited- in other words you don't get much variety, so you get less vitamins etc. Most packaged seeds like you get at the pet stores aren't very fresh, so they don't sprout well.
No I dont know how to sprout.I also heard if not much of them sprout then the seed isnt a good seed for your bird.Remember bird seed is not gathered and processed the day before you get it. It takes a while to process it first and it can sit on the shelf for a while before you buy it. The only thing you can do is try to sprout it and see how it does. Do you know how to sprout it?
The easy sprouter is great isn't it? I have one too. I don't know if it says this in the packaging, but be sure to use bleach to clean it after each round of sprouting... its supposed to keep the seed from picking up any pathogens or mold spores.Thanks to Paula sharing the info a while ago, I bought 2 lbs of sprouting seeds from San Francisco..Sprout People. Francis went CRAZY for it. He likes them just before the roots get long! He wears it all over his face when he eats.
I did just order the 'easy sprouter' from
It has good reviews on Amazon compared to other sprouters. I tried our local health food stores and no one carried it so I had to order it online. But I have been sprouting them without it just fine too.
Francis eats them twice a day now.
I've never heard of the Virkon S... is it similar to GSE?Brandon, do a search for seed suppliers in Ireland. A lot of people sprout seeds for their diets. You can also hit up people on other forums for seed info. I started sprouting my seed and my birds love it. I buy my seed from Herman Brothers here in the states. I use a solution of Virkon S to sprout with. It's available in the UK so you might be able to get it in Ireland. Also for some good info on sprouting and how to do it, jump on You Tube and look for the training videos by Mike Fidler. I have one batch in the freezer already and another in solution. Tomorrow I making sprouts for the my tiels.