Follow our series on starting and maintaining a sprouted grain system for natural livestock fodder! It’s like providing pasture for your animals without needing the pasture and at a fraction of the cost. Enjoy!
Day two turned out to be pretty exciting! I can see a little sproutage at the very tips of the barley grain. Like tiny nubs showing just the beginnings of something wonderful. What a fun little experiment this is turning out to be. I was telling my mother today (who thinks most all of my “experiments” are crazy) that I soaked one batch of grain for 18 hours and the other batch for 6 hours to see if soaking times made a difference. To this she replied, “it’s like you’re in science class all over again!” Yes mother… I am in high school science class. Too bad I’m not, because I’m pretty sure I got a ‘D’ grade in science lab. I blame boring theoretical experiments.
Any how, my little lab test is showing that the grain from different soak times are growing at roughly the same rate. Maybe in another day or two we will see a difference, but I think it will be pretty close.
Just like yesterday and for every day that this fodder system continues: I soaked, drained, and put new grain in new trays. My previous trays as well as the new trays were watered twice throughout the day. Let’s cross our fingers for more growth tomorrow!