To start off with, I tried to make a solution which I estimated should have come out to a pH of 6, which I understand is generally too low for mold to grow in, but should still be in the range for wheat to grow (at least, if it were soil instead of water). My math was averaging out the pH of water (7) and vinegar (2), which should have been 4 parts water and 2 parts vinegar. I still have some doubts whether averaging actually applies to a solution like this, but I thought I'd give it a try. (It probably would have been more accurate if I had dug out the pH test strips). Unfortunately, even though I only soaked it in that solution for 1 day, after 4 days (the last 3 being in water-only), I still wasn't seeing sprouts. I gave up on that batch.
|4 different solutions for trying to sprout fodder.|
|41 hours since starting wheat fodder in various solutions.|
|3 days into 3% vinegar trial.|
|Bubbles in the water over soaking grains.|
|Differences between exposure to solution in 24 total-time soak.|
|36 hours into timed-exposure trial.|