This is the Seed.io Tag on the pan used for this experiment.
I am fascinated by the idea of a no maintenance machine food machine. I'm running an experiment to learn how sprout seeds on cloth that moves small amounts each day. This could be used to produce micro-greens for people or chickens.
One benefit of growing sprouts is that it requires very little light in the first 10 days and they are still extremely productive. .
Experiment Setup Burlap cloth is run in Tupperware filled with water and then on to a cookie pan sitting on a warming pad. Every day I'll move the sack 2 inches forward (toward the right side of the warming pan). Sprouts take ~5 days to sprout and 15 days to become micro-greens so in the 30 inches progression, each daily batch of seeds will become micro-greens.
Hypotheses Seeds will sprout but may be limited by not having nutrients.
Alternatives A different grow medium may work better because burlap is not very absorbant. Cotton or some specific microgreen cloth would work better.
Could the cloth be reused?
How could the cloth be cleaned so the roots don't cause mold on the next run. (chickens?)