I've been trying to sprout buckwheat a few times now, with no luck. I've read different things: soak for 6 hours, soak for 1 hour, soak for 1/2 an hour, and even soak only for 5 min. I've rinsed and soaked and rinsed but to no avail. I really want this to work! It smells nutty and wonderful, but without the little tails I am doubtful of their being sprouted. I don't have a sprouter or anything, I've only used a regular strainer and let them sit in it over a bowl after soaking.
Also, what about other grains? And nuts?
I've just come across so many different p.o.v.s that I'd rather hear people's personal accounts, which will give me a better feel for it. For nuts is soaking essentially the same thing as sprouting, or does it have to have a tail to be sprouted? Is the benefit much different?
Thank you thank you for your insight!