THE MORNING SHOW
Sprout Lady Rita
Rita Galchus popularly known as “Sprout Lady Rita” is the owner of The Sprout House. She started sprouting in April 1986 after attending a free class about sprouting with her husband while they were dating. That class started her love of sprouting. She purchased the business in October 2000 and has been Sprout Lady Rita ever since. Rita holds bachelor’s degrees in business management and holistic nutrition. She is currently working on her Master’s in English and Creative Writing.
Through The Sprout House, she sells tons of organic sprouting seeds every year and instructs people in how to sprout. In addition to her love of sprouting, she is an avid reader and also enjoys walking, sewing, crafts, beach vacations, and spending time with her family and friends. She lives her husband and son.
-Kismet story of how she got into the sprouting business.
-What are the nutritional benefits of sprouts?
-Rita’s seeds are organic and non-GMO. Mostly sourced from a local upstate NY supplier.
-Sprouted beans and legumes are easy to digest. Lentils, mung beans, aduki, garbanzos.
-Eating a wide variety of beans and greens gives a wide variety of nutritional factors.
-Greens for sprouting: alfalfa, clover, broccoli, radish, red cabbage, kale
-Grains for sprouting: wheat, quinoa, barley, oats, buckwheat, amaranth, millet. Grains are chewier when sprouted.
-Grasses for sprouting: wheatgrass, barleygrass. Sprout for 10 days, then juice.
-Using sprouts in smoothies.
-How to sprout using a mason jar?
-Optimal growing times for each type of sprout.
-Using trays for sunflower greens. Don’t have to grow them in soil.
-Rita’s Recommended Sprouters: Easy Sprout Sprouter, Sprout Master Trays.
-Preventing mold and bacteria.
-Sprouts need airflow and sufficient moisture, rinse 2X/day.
-Overcoming sprout growing challenges.
-Using ocean water concentrate or fertilizers for added minerals.
-Lance from Escondido talks about using hemp seed bags and adding frequencies to seeds.
-Caller asks about reharvesting. Wheatgrass, barleygrass can be resprouted.
-Sprouts go with every diet and religion.
-Caller asks about sprouts for pets.
-Caller asks: Can you use a manure mix for sprouting?
-Sprouting accoutrements: Hemp sprout bags – made by Rita’s mother. Can be taken on camping trips.
rital the sprout lady with good information on sprouting at home, june 9, 2016
June 9, 2016 @ 7:35 pm Jeff Compton
I really enjoyed your interview with the “Sprout Lady”. Very informative. I hope you have her back again.
June 19, 2016 @ 4:58 am Sprout Lady Rita
Hello Josh Thank you for your listening to the show. I had a great time and greatly appreciate that you spent your time with us. Your friend in sprouting Sprout Lady Rita
June 14, 2016 @ 2:19 pm Melissa Bailey
Greetings Rita, thank you for the wealth of information. Please give me your opinion concerning a super drink I’m trying to create for my husband’s colitis. I’m thinking hemp, wheat grass, and young lotus seeds. I live in southern Colorado. The conditions are great for first two but lotus seeds? I would greatly appreciate your feedback about my heal “all” solution…back to the drawing board!
June 19, 2016 @ 4:57 am Sprout Lady Rita
Hello Melissa Thank you for your question. Hemp nuts are a great source of good fats and are usually easily digested by most people. Start the wheat grass in small amounts in order to test your husband’s digestive system. You can increase the amount of wheat grass juice he takes slowly by small increments. I am not familiar with young lotus seeds. Thank you Your friend in sprouting. Sprout Lady Rita
September 3, 2016 @ 4:42 pm alan
Rita was wonderful, interesting, and informative. Thank you for having her as a guest. I learned a lot and have been growing many varieties now, usually 3 different types at a time. :^D