Today we will learn how we can make a system of homemade sprouts in a simple and economical way.
With a little ingenuity we can make a system of homemade sprouts that will occupy only 60 x 40 cm with a height of 1.70 meters, with 5 reusable plastic trays to have the option of germinating 5 different varieties of grains throughout the year and with low water consumption.
They can do it with PVC or with a square tube, which in my case is a 9-millimeter hose, 4 micro sprinklers, a ring filter, a medium aquarium pump and a digital timer.
You must take into account that the trays must be uneven to prevent the water from stagnating and rotting the grains at the bottom of the trays 20 small perforations are grated so that the water falls to the next tray, the space between the tray is 25 cm bottom and 15 cm top.
In the lower part of the shelf, the water collection tray is placed, which directs the excess towards the water recovery tank.
The grains should be washed twice and then left in water submerged the grains for two to three days then wash again and drain them, deposit them on the trays and leave them in the dark for 1 to 2 days after taking them to the shelf.
The timer is programmed with three cycles 1 at 6 am, 12 pm and 6 pm for a period of 2 minutes in each cycle the grains will germinate depending on their characteristics.
The excess water can be reused in other plants since if you use it several times in the same irrigation it can generate a slime in the grains.
This is the result of the first harvest in our homemade germinator.
Author: Juan David Guijó