Patrick Timpone

Sprout Lady Rita

DSCF0065Rita Galchus popularly known as “Sprout Lady Rita” is the owner of The Sprout House. She started sprouting in April 1986 after attending a free class about sprouting with her husband while they were dating. That class started her love of sprouting. She purchased the business in October 2000 and has been Sprout Lady Rita ever since. Rita holds bachelor’s degrees in business management and holistic nutrition. She is currently working on her Master’s in English and Creative Writing.

Through The Sprout House, she sells tons of organic sprouting seeds every year and instructs people in how to sprout. In addition to her love of sprouting, she is an avid reader and also enjoys walking, sewing, crafts, beach vacations, and spending time with her family and friends. She lives her husband and son.

Show Highlights:

-Kismet story of how she got into the sprouting business.

-What are the nutritional benefits of sprouts?

-Rita’s seeds are organic and non-GMO. Mostly sourced from a local upstate NY supplier.

-Sprouted beans and legumes are easy to digest. Lentils, mung beans, aduki, garbanzos.

-Eating a wide variety of beans and greens gives a wide variety of nutritional factors.

-Greens for sprouting: alfalfa, clover, broccoli, radish, red cabbage, kale

-Grains for sprouting: wheat, quinoa, barley, oats, buckwheat, amaranth, millet. Grains are chewier when sprouted.

-Grasses for sprouting: wheatgrass, barleygrass. Sprout for 10 days, then juice.

-Using sprouts in smoothies.

-How to sprout using a mason jar?

-Optimal growing times for each type of sprout.

-Using trays for sunflower greens. Don’t have to grow them in soil.

-Rita’s Recommended Sprouters: Easy Sprout Sprouter, Sprout Master Trays.

-Preventing mold and bacteria.

-Sprouts need airflow and sufficient moisture, rinse 2X/day.

-Overcoming sprout growing challenges.

-Using ocean water concentrate or fertilizers for added minerals.

-Lance from Escondido talks about using hemp seed bags and adding frequencies to seeds.

-Caller asks about reharvesting. Wheatgrass, barleygrass can be resprouted.

-Sprouts go with every diet and religion.

-Caller asks about sprouts for pets.

-Caller asks: Can you use a manure mix for sprouting?

-Sprouting accoutrements: Hemp sprout bags – made by Rita’s mother. Can be taken on camping trips.

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rital the sprout lady with good information on sprouting at home, june 9, 2016


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