Bulk Seeds - A Few Benefits
Bulk seeds are a good source of high protein and healthy fiber. They also help you stick to your diet plan. They can be used in place of rice, pasta, or bread when you're on a weight loss program. Here's a look at how to cook bulk seeds.
Buy bulk dry. The bulk seed buying experience is not exactly the smoothest. But, if you buy bulk dry, you will get better than in bulk seed catalogs. Don't assume that the bag or container has all the seeds it claims to have. Look for a seal that says "this product contains all seeds except for the color and texture. Seeds should be dry."
Let dry. Do not add moisture to the dry grains. Once you've added water, stir to mix thoroughly. If there are any seeds you didn't get in the bag, don't add them now. Wait for them to dry out.
Heat to boiling. Boil the seeds for about 2 minutes. Check to see if they pop or float. If they sink, they're done. If they float, that's a good sign that they're still warm from the drying process. Use a pair of kitchen scissors to cut them once they are ready.
Cool. Once the seeds are ready, store them in an airtight container. Seal tightly to keep fresh air circulating. To keep the moisture in, cover the container with a damp cloth. The seeds will dry quickly.
Keep dry. Seeds should be stored in a dry environment, away from excessive heat or too much light. Store in a cool dark place. Seeds should be dry for at least a month before you use them. When the seeds begin to swell or brown, they are ready to eat. However, some seeds stay moist until they burst or spoil.
Profit. You can make money by selling dried and ground up seeds. Visit your local farmer's market and look around at the items for sale. Buy a few bags of these and load up into baskets or boxes. The next day you can put them on the counter at the market and sell for a small profit.
Keep your friends happy. Send them some bulk seeds to surprise someone special. Tell them you found some in a small container. They will be amazed that you remembered to save them. They will probably never look at dry powder again.
Make it easy on yourself. There are some containers that are specially made to store dry grains. They are called jar seeds. Other jars have a spout that releases the seeds easily. There is even one type that has a cover. All of these options make it easy to store and share your favorite seeds with friends.
Get more uses out of your plants. If you are trying to attract bees to your garden, sunflowers make a great food source. They come in many varieties and can be stored easily in glass jars.
Save money. Save the seeds for next year when you plant more plants. You can also save seeds from your favorite plants for future planting. This way you always have some available to add to your garden.
Seeds are a necessary part of a good gardening regime. They are easy to get, especially if you buy them dry. It is very common to walk into a grocery store and find a large selection of dry seeds. If you are like me, then you already know this is a problem! Fortunately, there is a much better solution.
By buying bulk seeds you can save time and money. Just about every type of crop can benefit from having dry grains. Your local nursery or garden center may be able to help you find a bulk package for your favorite plants. Just as with any bulk purchase, be sure to check the ingredients to make sure you are getting exactly the kind of nutrition your plant needs.