Friday, January 30, 2009

Winter Garden

Sprouts are easy to grow and this is a method my parents figured out.

My dad cut a screen of some sort the size of a wide mouth mason jar.

It is an easy, inexpensive way to grow sprouts without buying a kit. Because it is so tall you will need to rinse it frequently.

First, put a TBL of seeds in the jar, fill it with water and wrap a towel around the jar. This is to prevent the seeds from turning green in case you want to do it for a homeschool lesson)

Fill the jar with tepid water and soak overnight.

Rinse with tepid water each day. You will notice growth in a day or two.

Not every seed will sprout but when the majority are a good size, remove the towel and let them grow for another day unwrapped.

You will need to eat them or refrigerate them at this point.


sariah said...

I need to do some of these. The kids really like sprouts on their sandwiches- even Mr. Picky!

SonOfATurtle said...

Who is Mr. Picky?

sherri said...

We love spouts! Mung beans are a fav and the girls eat them like candy.