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!