Advice 1: How to germinate a walnut

Walnut is a deciduous tree from the walnut family. This plant can be found in Korea, China and Japan, in Central Asia and the southern Balkans. Walnut prefers moist, neutral or alkaline soil and is frost hardy. This plant reproduces primarily by seeds. To preserve the characteristics of the varieties used propagation by grafting.
How to germinate a walnut
You will need
  • - nuts;
  • - sawdust;
  • - sand.
Like any seeds, enclosed in a thick shell, seeds walnut require stratification. To ensure nuts are suitable conditions for germination, they are planted in the ground in the fall. For spring planting you should soak the seeds in cold conditions and high humidity.
For planting, use fresh nuts from the harvest this year. The longer they are kept, the lower will be the germination. If you have the opportunity to collect the seeds yourself, select ripe nuts, which are easy to fall out of the box kernels and soak them in the sun a day or two. To dry the seeds in shade.
If you are going to put nuts in the fall, select the plot slightly acidic or slightly alkaline soil. Acidic soil should be limed before sowing. The groundwater level at the site must be constant, but not high. Dig the ground and make it groove with a depth of eight inches.
Put the nuts in the groove on the rib at a distance of about forty inches from one another. The distance between rows should be not less than one meter. Sprinkle the ground nuts. In areas with snowy winters, the crops should be covered with grass or sawdust layer of ten to twenty centimeters.
In the spring, when the nuts begin to germinate, remove parts of sawdust, leaving a five-centimeter layer. Walnut seeds germinate irregularly, shoots can appear even after a year.
Before spring planting the nuts kept for period of up to three months in moist sand or sawdust. Seeds with the shell, the thickness of which is less than a millimeter, it is better to soak in water, nuts with a thick skin strategicgrowth all the rules.
Before you put the nuts in sawdust or sand, soak them for two or three days in water at room temperature, which will have to change every day. Soaked seeds, place in a container with damp sand or sawdust on the edge, sprinkle with substrate and put in a room with a temperature three to seven degrees. Once a month the containers of nuts should be checked and, if necessary, to moisten the substrate.
Nuts with thin shells stored at a temperature one to five degrees in a dry place, and a month before planting soaked in water at room temperature. When the flaps of the shell will unfold, spread the seeds on edge in a container of damp sawdust and germinated at a temperature of about twenty-five degrees.
Plant sprouted nuts in the ground after the spring frosts.

Advice 2: The healing properties of sprouted buckwheat

Buckwheat - a storehouse of useful minerals. But few know about the healing properties of green sprouted buckwheat. Meanwhile, in the diet of the green buckwheat sprouts can be a source of strength and health.
The healing properties of sprouted buckwheat

Sprouted buckwheat affects the human body "comprehensively":

  • Strengthens and cleanses blood vessels, improves the immune system of the body.
  • Enhances sexual, mental, creative and physical activity.
  • Acts like a natural doping and anti-depressant, improving health and reducing fatigue.
  • Breaks down unwanted fat and improves metabolism, contributing to weight loss.
  • Sprouted buckwheat contains high amount of enzymes that contribute to the revitalization and normalization of digestion.
  • Green sprouted buckwheat is an excellent preventive drug that reduces the risk of cancer. The high content of antioxidants helps quench free radicals, thereby producing anticarcinogenic and antitumor effect.

Sprouted buckwheat is recommended for a number of ailments and diseases: atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease, hypertension, diabetes. Recommend it in the treatment of diarrhea and infectious diseases - scarlet fever, whooping cough, measles, sore throat. This is due to the fact that thanks to the sprouted buckwheat from the body to intense toxins.

Excellent tool, restoring power and sprouted buckwheat is after delivery and operations, a protracted serious illness during irradiation. It is useful and pregnant women to reduce morning sickness. Useful this unique product and in glaucoma lowering the intraocular pressure.

Beneficial effect of buckwheat on blood vessels. Thanks to its rich range of trace elements and it serves as a prophylactic and softens the symptoms of such ailments as varicose veins, thrombophlebitis, hemorrhoids, various hemorrhages, associated with fragility of blood vessels.

Oil sprouted buckwheat has a wonderful effect on the skin and hair, so it can be used in homemade natural cosmetics: it can be applied in pure form, can be added to creams, massage into hair and scalp to strengthen hair and relieve irritation or flaking.

What grain need to buy sprouting seeds?

Ordinary brown buckwheat is not suitable for sprouting. Germinated only "living", "green", not thermally processed, fresh buckwheat. If it is not cleaned - should be carefully and delicately, so as not to damage the embryos, cleaned grain from the dark films, where, as in a capsule, contain grains with the germ. Best buy green buckwheat in the pharmacy or from the manufacturer - that is, directly "from the field".

As green sprout buckwheat at home?

  • In a bowl or large pan with low sides and pour the buckwheat, rinse several times in cold running water and leave in water for 2-3 hours to grain soaked and departed do not need the starch.
  • Rinse soaked buckwheat a few times until the water becomes clear, and pure buckwheat.
  • Drain off the water and dried in the open air. After that, pour the buckwheat into a bowl or pan, cover with a lid or plate and put in a cool shaded place (not in refrigerator). It is important that the cover is not closed hermetically buckwheat, beans need air.
  • After 12 hours, the buckwheat must be carefully rinsed, so as not to damage the structure of the grains.
  • Buckwheat sprouts can be eaten a day after you see the first sprouts.

How to use sprouted buckwheat in homemade food?

  • Sprouted buckwheat can be lightly steamed and without any additives, almost raw.
  • Sprouts also go perfectly with avocado, bananas and apples, figs, apricots, raisins and prunes, also walnuts, hazelnuts, peanuts. The mixture of these products in the form of porridge or salad will become a real storehouse of healing energy.
  • "Raw porridge" sprouted buckwheat goes well with meat, fish, poultry. For this purpose it is enough to slightly steam it and season to taste - oil or butter, kefir, yogurt, sour cream or broth.
  • Sprouted buckwheat and sprouted wheat can be added to salads of fruits and vegetables by combining the ingredients at their own discretion.

Despite the wide range of applications, sprouted buckwheat also has some contraindications. Consumption of sprouted buckwheat is not recommended for people with individual allergic reactions to this product, as well as in peptic ulcer disease. We should not use this product at night.

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