Wednesday, June 3, 2009


I've been interested in sporouting for about a year now but I didn't really know how to do it or where to find the things I needed (other than online) so I just never did it. But when I went to Boise Co-op to buy the grains, I found the sprouting section they have. They carry a sprouting lid for wide mouth Mason jars. It was only $4. I bought a small bag of mixed seeds with broccoli, radish, lentil, mung bean and alfalfa. I was reluctant to pay almost $6 for the very small bag but after doing three batches of sprouts, it's not quite as bad as it seemed. You only use 2 tsp. of seeds per batch and I've barely made a dent in the amount. They've already paid for themselves. They taste better than the ones I've bought at the store and are tons cheaper. Even Adam likes sprouts so he'll be pleasantly surprised when I make some for him. It's super easy to do too. You just put the seeds in the jar, screw on the sprouting lid which has tiny holes in it. You leave the water in overnight. The lid makes it to where you don't ever have to take it off through the whole process. In the moring, you empty the water and rinse the seeds a couple of times. Do that again every 12 hours for 3-5 days until the stems develop 2 leaves. At that point, put the jar in the sunlight for a few hours to turn the leaves green. Then, put it in the fridge. They keep for a few days.

The seeds in the first jar are the same amount I used in the second jar and it ended up filling the jar completely.


Heather and Thomas Mann said...

Glad your experiment worked! Are you sure we are related? :) Getting super excited to see you soon!

Valerie said...

They look great in there. It's great that you both actually like something. :)

Tiff :o) said...

Well, Heather, I have to take Mom's word for that. ;o)

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