@neauoire Does anything grow different because it's on a boat rather than solid ground?

@neauoire This is super cool! I have a couple of questions.

How much space do you need to grow enough for daily eating?

Do they need sun exposure?

Roughly how much time do you need to allocate to prep for this amount?

And have you found using the food combos recommended in ayurvedic cooking helps with digestion?


> How much space do you need to grow

3 tablespoon in a 2 cups mason jar, it fills it in about 2-3 days.

> Do they need sun exposure?

No, I think they prefer no light at all. But I haven't seen a difference.

> Roughly how much time do you need to allocate to prep for this amount?

About 10 seconds, each evening to rinse the jars with fresh water.

> And have you found using ayurvedic cooking helps with digestion?

It's the first time I hear about this! I'll look into it

@neauoire Sounds much more accessible than I thought!

That’s funny 🙂, because the reason I asked was reading on grimgrains:

> Ayurveda suggests eating turmeric or ginger with proteins (legume sprouts) as a digestive aid.

@freedcreative Oh, maybe @rek is familiar with that. I haven't heard the term before.

@neauoire @rek Ah right!

I’m very curious about this topic, because my partner developed serious digestive issues after being given antibiotics and painkillers and we have only been able to eat minimal legumes and grains for some time. I’d read things like soaking and ayurvedic food combinations might help.

We already found the ayurvedic recommendation of chewing fennel seeds after meals to have a huge positive impact.

@freedcreative That makes sense, I hear antibiotics kill the digestive fauna, so you sort of have to build it back up?

We cook with a lot of turmeric, but mostly because it tastes great. Our meals are always a combination of a grain with a legume, and whatever fresh thing we can find(if we can find anything at all)

@neauoire Yeah that’s the assumption we’re working off, but we’re trying to figure it all out by ourselves as the medical advice was even more dangerous pharmaceuticals. But the approach of cultivating digestive health with diet & lifestyle choices has been working, while medical advice previously made things worse, so we appear to be on the right track.

We have been wanting to try turmeric again with him, but as it stimulates bile it can trigger issues, so we’ve thus far been a bit scared.

@freedcreative I hope you two find something that works, maybe @maleza's idea of probiotics is the right way forward. I don't know enough about nutrition to give advices.

@freedcreative @neauoire @rek Sorry to jump in.
She may need probiotics (sourkraut, water kefir, etc.).

@maleza @neauoire @rek All help gratefully received! 🙂

We have tried probiotics but he seems to react poorly to anything with built in bacteria, even yogurt. So we figure our best approach is to try and feed & cultivate the bacteria that’s already there by eating prebiotic foods, having a regular eating schedule with sufficient spacing between intakes, drinking green and chamomile tea plus aloe vera, things like that.

We’re just still missing many whole legumes and grains other than oats.

@freedcreative @maleza @rek sprouted legumes are easier to digest, that might be a good way to get there.

@neauoire @maleza @rek And you cook them for extra measure right?

He reacted poorly to some raw sprouts we got at the store, but I’m wondering if cooked sprouts might be a different story.

Do you tend to stream them or sauté them more often?

@freedcreative @maleza @rek We can't be sure that our seeds don't have harmful bacteria on them, so we cook them.

Usually we just put them along with the rice, like in the picture. Or in the broth/sauce that we put on the grain.

@freedcreative @neauoire @rek Also trying to avoid acidification can help.
No gluten, no shugar, no dairy. An alcaline medium helps to cultivate good bacteria.
In my experience ginger and turmeric are good in small doses. They can turn bad otherwise.

@maleza Thanks! We’ve been doing almost all those, no sugar, refined oils, dairy. We’re vegan so without legumes gluten is a part of our diet, but he seems to be fine with it. We also try to balance it out with a bunch of greens and fruits each meal.

@neauoire what's the taste difference with the sprouts and the legumes themselves?

@eris it tastes like two totally different things, fenugreek seeds don't taste like sprouted fenugreek much. Soybeans absorbs so much water when they sprout that they simply taste "green". Mustard seeds loose their bitter taste, etc

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