Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Growing sprouts helps beat the winter blues

I started growing sprouts in my kitchen. They grow so fast and easy and its such a green thumb ego boost. All you need is a jar with lid, a strainer and sprouting seeds.
Here's basic instructions:
For bean sprouts (I'm using the popular mung bean seeds). Rinse the seeds to wash the dirt off. Then put them in a jar and fill with water to soak for 8  to 12 hours. Then drain and keep them in the jar, rinsing and draining every 8-12 hours for 3 to 5 days. That is basically all there is to it. In 2 days, you see signs of sprouting. It's like springtime in a jar!
For more information, visit http://organicgardening.about.com/od/vegetablesherbs/a/growingsprouts.htm

There are seeds for sale at http://sproutpeople.org

2 comments:

  1. I love growing my own sprouts because they taste so much better than store-bought and it's a lot safer and cheaper too.

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