Growing sprouts at home on your kitchen counter is a great way to grow a little food year-round even if you've packed up things in your outside garden because of it being winter.
Each & every living seed will grow into a plant. It's when that seed begins to grow (germinate) that we call the beginning growth stage of the plant a "sprout". They are a convenient way to have fresh vegetables for salads in any season. Sprouts are said to be rich in digestible energy, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, proteins, and phytochemicals!
They are inexpensive, fast growing, and incredibly nutritious. Children will love sprouting them as well. Toss them on sandwiches or even try them as a garnish for stir-fry's.
The most common sprouts that people are growing these days are:
- Barley Grass
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Rainbow Chard
- Sunflower Seeds
Things you'll need to start growing:
- A wide mouth container or mason jar
How to start growing your sprouts:
- Place 1 teaspoon of small seeds into a clean jar and place about 1 cup of water inside. (If you're sprouting adzuki beans, use about 1/4 cup)
- Let seeds soak overnight or for at least 12 hours.
- Place the cheesecloth onto the top of your jar or container and secure with a rubberband. Now drain the water from the container.
- Rinse the seeds with clean filtered water and then place the jar upside down on an angle so that the excess water can drain out easily.
- Repeat the last step, several times a day until all of your sprouts have germinated and started to grow.
- You'll be ready to harvest your fresh sprouts in about 3-5 days.
- When you're ready to start harvesting, rinse one more time with filtered water, drain and store in an airtight container inside of the fridge for up to one week.
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