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There aren't a lot of sprouters that travel well, but the ones that do make for a much nicer trip!
The major limitations to sprouting on the road are timely Rinsing and Draining. Because we don't necessarily know our schedule (a good thing think us Sproutpeople) and may not be around water when our sprouts need it, it is perhaps a good idea to take seeds that are less demanding on our trip.
Here are the sprouters and seeds that will work best while on the road.
Eat More Sprouts + Grow More Often!
Whether your traveling from point A to point B or wandering aimlessly, you can sprout these crops - even if your hiking!
These seeds are easy to sprout when life is un-scheduled:
If you are living in a room while on the road, you can grow these crops too!
These seeds can work even for the wanderer, but generally sprout best when life is somewhat scheduled:
If you carry your home with you, or plan on staying in one place for over a week,
you can grow these crops too!
These seeds (as well as those listed above for bohemians*) will work if you are on the road and at home at the same time or if you have a long stay planned.
Bohemians and Semi-Bohemians:
Easy Sprout has a snap on lid that allows for easy hauling. You can even attach it to your backpack by sliding into a fabric sock - or do as the inventor does - slide it into a nylon stocking - that's easy to tie on!
Bags can attach even easier to a backpack and you don't even have to open them to Rinse your sprouts! When at a hotel it as home hanging in the sink faucet, if we're Greening our sprouts while driving, it can hang from the rear view mirror. This is the sprouter we travel with!
Turtles and Business Sprouters:
The finest tray sprouter ever, SproutMaster want to sit on a flat surface while it helps your sprouts grow. We aren't big supporters of Greens and Grass grown without a planting medium (though it is possible in SproutMaster) but we don't care to travel with soil. Fortunately we now have two soilless mediums - Vermiculite and Baby Blanket. Though they each have their own strengths, it is a certainty that Baby Blanket is better for The Road. You can carry it easily and cut it to fit SproutMaster with any scissors.
Heavy Duty plastic makes this a fine choice for stationary travelers.
It only takes a week to grow a small crop of gourmet Micro-Greens with the Miniature Garden, plus it is very small and easy to tend. If you are staying anywhere for 7 days you should take one - it's fun!
Choose the seeds you want to sprout and visit their Detail pages, print what you need, then decide on your sprouter by visiting their info pages and print some more, then make sure you understand the basics of sprouting and print more, if you need more.
* We certainly do not mean - and we aren't saying - that RV people can't be Bohemian! In fact, it is on our list of futures; to be Bohemian Turtles!
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San Francisco, CA 94124
We only use the phone for emergencies.
Back in 2001 we were still using the phone. One day I was talking to a long-time customer while pushing my (then 4 year old) daughter on the swing in our backyard (this is what a mom n' pop business is like on the internet). It dawned on me that my priorities were severely messed up, so I stopped using the phone. I love to talk and I love to help, but my family would never see me if I picked up the phone again, and that's just wrong don't you think?!
The very best way to contact us is through E-mail =:-)
We are quite fast and VERY thorough. We love to help.
We have been an internet only business since 2001. We are not a big corporation. We are but 2 people, Mom n' Pop Sprout. We decided after years of juggling our family's (kids, dogs, cats and even our own) needs, and the needs of Sproutpeople, that we had to make more time for our kids, so we stopped talking on the phone. All calls go to voice mail and have since 2001.
We are very fast to fill orders and answer e-mail, and though we wish we could make the time to talk, we just can't seem to get more minutes into a each hour. We are many years older than when we started and our days are too short and made up of too few hours to do everything. This limitation in our business has not kept us from pleasing our customers, nor from growing (as we have every year since 1993). We do what we do as well as we can, and we think we do it very well indeed.
We appreciate your patronage more than we can say. We ask that you use the phone for emergencies only and that you search our site for answers before e-mailing us. This site is bigger than any 4 sprout books put together, it is always available and it is free, and we know that almost all questions are answered here.
Thanks again for your support and your many kind words.