Sprouting

4 Feb

I’ve been growing sprouts and having so much fun with it!

I bought a little starter kit at Living Food of St. Ives. If you’re not local, don’t worry – you can shop online as well.

My kit included a sprouting jar and packets of three different seeds to sprout – lentils, alfalfa seeds and mung beans.

The process is really easy. You soak the beans/seeds, then rinse them out each day. They take from 3-5 days to sprout, depending on what you’re growing.

Here are my lentils soaking:

I was so thrilled when the very next day I could already see little sprouty bits:

I now get so excited every morning that the first thing I do is rush to the kitchen to see what’s happening in my sprouting jar!

Here is today’s batch of alfalfa sprouts:

I don’t have children, but I would think this would be a lovely thing to do with them, especially if they’re young, as the results are so quick!

Next up, mung bean sprouts. Stay tuned!

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One Response to “Sprouting”

  1. Geeta February 5, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    I love sprouting! It’s fun. We do it every so often with our lentils.

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