Lifestyle Design

Growing Sprouts

I have been thinking about writing this post on growing sprouts for like a week, finally go to it. Sprouts are really so easy to grow and add to your health. There are many many seeds you can pick. We prefer alfalfa and onions.

Things you need:
2 mason jars w/lids

1) Put about 1 tablespoon of alfalfa or clover seeds, or 4 tablespoons of beans or large seeds in the mason jar.

2) Place a piece of cheesecloth or mesh over the mouth of the jar. Use a rubber band or the ring lid to hold the material securely in place. Rinse the seeds by filling the jar with water, gently swirl it around and then drain.

3) Soak the seeds, grains, or beans in room temperature water 4-8 hours. Pour off the water in the jar and rinse the seeds/beans again.

4) To keep the sprouts constantly damp, repeat the rinsing 2-3 times a day. Remember to drain any excess water because the sprouts should not stand in water.

I just keep my jars on the counter, near that undercounter lights. When I have also used a grow light, that has worked very well. After 4-6 days the seeds are ready. Rinse them well and then put them in a closed container and put them in the fridge.

I use 2 jars so that I can rotate and always have sprouts, I start them every 3-4 days. You can also have more jars with different variety of sprouts. You can have a lot of growing AND eating.

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