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SST (sprouted seed tea) do’s and donts?

Tjingles
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Okay so I’m starting this thread in hopes of expanding knowledge of SST. As of now I don know to much but am learning more every day.

I know after the initial soak to remove growth suppressors you should soak seeds in a coconut/ fulvic acid solution as this increases enzyme activity exponentially.

That is unfortunatly the extent of my sst knowledge. However I hope this thread will be helpfull for myself and many others. I will be posting new things I learn about the benefits of sst and ss in general.

A quastion I would like to start off with for anyone feeling kind enough sto answer is:
I have 1/2-1/2 alfalfa and barley bubbling in a quart mason jar for tomorrows watering. I also have an aact brewing with wmc and alaska hummus. CAN I add my ss brew to my aact with out negatively affecting the enzymes I waited patentially to form? This watering is in the morning so any opinions or facts are greatly appreciated.

I do hope we can all learn and grow togeather and hopefully this thread will blow uo and help a lot of people

st0wandgrow
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A SST and an ACT together are fine. SST’s provide enzymes (proteins) which are not a living organism and not a food stock for microbes afaik. The act will inoculate your soil with microbes and fungi (dependent on food stock and length of brew).

I’m curious as to what other people are doing with sst’s. I have been doing a 12 hour soak, dumping that water, then aerating/soaking for an additional 36-48 hours. Or until I get a 1/4+ inch sprout then just applying the water sans the sprouts. I’d like to hear what others are doing. Specifically soak/bubble duration, and if you’re blending up the sprouts before applying (if so, why?).

Tjingles
Well-Known Member

A SST and an ACT together are fine. SST’s provide enzymes (proteins) which are not a living organism and not a food stock for microbes afaik. The act will inoculate your soil with microbes and fungi (dependent on food stock and length of brew).

I’m curious as to what other people are doing with sst’s. I have been doing a 12 hour soak, dumping that water, then aerating/soaking for an additional 36-48 hours. Or until I get a 1/4+ inch sprout then just applying the water sans the sprouts. I’d like to hear what others are doing. Specifically soak/bubble duration, and if you’re blending up the sprouts before applying (if so, why?).

awesome, I was really hoping to hear that. I’ve done a few sst’s now. Just like you I do the initial soak. My second soak has freeze dried coco water from navitas and maybe a drop of aloe(not sure why but it can’t hurt) and maybe some fulvic. My first time I blended them up as soon as they had a small tail. This time I’m bubbling them in a jar with water. Water is nice and milkyish so I’m guessing its a solid brew. I plan on grinding up the sprouts and using them either in my Bokashi or mixing them into my soil recycle bag. I hear the physical seed particles can be fairly hot so I don’t want them directly in my soil unless they’ve decomposed a little. I feel a 36hr act will have all the nutes necessary so any npk from the seeds can just be applied some where else.

something I do with my act’s that I find definitely note worthy is: I take about equal portions of Wmc and some other compost. Mix 1 tbsp of earth syrup biodynamic microbe food,1/2 tsp kelp and 1 tbsp home made lacto bacilli serum. Mix it all up and let sit in a warm place overnight. It reallyyy gets the microbes going . Sometimes you’ll see a bit of a web start to form. I just feel the end result brew has a much higher microbe count/diversity. I guess it’s almost like youre activating everything. Really big deff. I’d deff try it out

Personally I won’t be grinding up my seeds for direct plant application.unless fermenting.

which seeds have you had best results with? My line up consists of barley, alfalfa, and wheatgrass..
havn’t actually herd off wheatgrass being used but It’s so beneficial in so many ways I don’t see how it cannot be useful. I will check the composition of them and post later

Okay so I'm starting this thread in hopes of expanding knowledge of SST. As of now I don know to much but am learning more every day. I know after the…

Sprouted Seed Tea (SST)

Definition – What does Sprouted Seed Tea (SST) mean?

Sprouted seed tea, or SST, is a variation of compost tea that is made from a collection of seeds that sprout after being soaked. Sprouted seed teas are starting to gain popularity among probiotic farmers who use them as a natural plant growth hormone source.

Only the seeds of quick-growing plants such as alfalfa, rye, or barely should be used to make SST, which will only takes a few days or up to a week to sprout. After seeds have soaked for a night, drain the excess water, and keep the seeds moist.

Once they begin to sprout, the seeds will be full of abscisic and gibberellic acids, beneficial proteins, amino acids, enzymes, and other beneficial compounds that can be added to boost the quality of a compost, added to a fertilizer regimen, or used as a root growth promoter during the propagation stage. SST is a biologically active liquid that can also be diluted in a root drench or foliar spray.

MaximumYield explains Sprouted Seed Tea (SST)

SST is generally sprouted in groups. Use clean, unchlorinated water. After soaking seeds overnight, use a paper towel to cover the container and keep it moist. In a few days, tiny roots will begin popping out. These shoots are ready to be harvested when they are a quarter of an inch long. Weigh them and add a third of that weight in sugar to the sprouts.

Blend the mixture using an electric blender and add water to dissolve excess sugar and catalyze the procedure. Instead of blending the sprouting seeds into a slurry like this, you could also just use the water they were soaked in.

Additionally, you can also supply one or two tablespoons of lacto for every liter of the mixture. After completing the process, keep the blended seeds in an airtight bottle in a dark area as gas is produced during fermentation. You will have a bottle of fully fermented SST within 3-6 weeks. This SST will be ready for composting with the required nutrients for you to begin planting.

SST is sometimes used as a root booster or organic rooting hormone on young plants and cuttings. To use as a growth promoter on young plants, add SST to your plant’s feed water at 1-2 tbsp. per gallon. SST is a good alternative for growers who don’t wish to use synthetic rooting hormones. In the absence of sprouted seed tea, another organic option is willow extracts.

Plants will respond to the hormones with root and shoot development, cell elongation, and heavy flowering.

This definition explains the meaning of Sprouted Seed Tea and why it matters.