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PostPosted: Apr 7th, '12, 20:35 
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You can find several automatic sprouters on line with pics and ideas, do a google. It is to dark right now for photos but here is a parts list and sources.
1. Arizona misters, with 1/4"hose and tees @ hardwares stores, or on line.
2. Saddle valve, like used for a icemaker tap, or a tee in sink faucet with reducer to 1/4" pipe and adaptor to 1/4" hose.
3. Pressure reducing valve with gage, with 1/4" hose barbs hardware store or online.
4. 115v. Solinoid valve 1/4", 1/4 ' hose adaptors hardware store or on line.
5. 24 hour timer with 15 min on every four hours @ pet or aquarium stores
6. Clear plastic tote at least 10" deep with lid.( I use one for wheatgrass and one for other sprouts, stacked) Size these to fit in sunny window on a shelf, or rig a flourecent lamp on timer. Found at discount stores or walmart.
7. Plastic trays to fit into tote and hold seeds. Drilled with drain holes at ends. Drawer dividers like for silverware will work. Found at discount stores or walmart.
8. Buckets to catch drain water or sink to catch drains. A bucket allows all the nutrients drined from sprouts to be used on garden plants. I use mine to dilute saved urine before pouting on fruit trees.
9. Sprouting seeds available @ health food stores and on line. Fresh organic wheat grass will sprout as will rye and whole oats barely.

Set up: Drill 3/8 holes in tote near bottom to recieve hoses holding mist nozzels every eight inches on each side. Rig a drain in lid of tote and place clear bottom on top. Connect water source to PRV and solinoid then to misters. Set up timer to run misters every 4 hrs 15 min during daylight in winter and every three hours 15 min summers. Set PRV to 15 pounds. Tote will need to be tilted to allow draining

Daily Procedure: Wet bottom of tray and sprinkle sprouts in, spray and place in sprouter. Radish, clover, alfalfa etc sprout quickly and will usually be ready in 5 days. Harvest a tray a day and replace it with more. If sized right a tote will hold 6 trays for table sprouts or four for juicing sprouts. Wheat grass takes eight days in winter to be ready. Juicers dont do well with sprouts, but blending with orange or other juice even water or ice will make healthy tasty drink

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