A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can get cheap (and legal! Wink) advertising by donating a challenge prize! Go here for more info.
Total Members: 297,467
Currently Running With Scissors:
428 Guests and 6 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Garden in a Jar  (Read 2345 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
MissingWillow
Global Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 9352
Joined: 31-May-2010


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: February 29, 2012 12:55:31 PM »

Are you itching for something fresh while waiting for your frozen garden soil to thaw?  Consider trying sprouts.  While I was cleaning my kitchen cabinets last week I came across some long forgotten sprout seeds and decided to see if they were still viable and they sure were!  I'm certain I picked them up at a garden supply place.  I also picked up the green mason jar mesh lid which is useful however you can use a piece of panty hose and a rubber band instead.  I grabbed an empty pint jar and put in a tablespoon of mung bean seeds.  Put the lid on it and rinsed the seeds then drained them.  I kept this jar by my kitchen sink and a few times a day I rinsed and drained the seeds.



After just a little over a week, I had this.  Great on salads and sandwiches!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Farm Life Blog  
I'm a shepherd and have raw fleece.  PM me if you want to swap for some.

Craftster has gone mobile!  Read all about it here
MareMare
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Bath and Beauty Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Soapmakers do it with bubbles
Offline Offline

Posts: 18654
Joined: 25-Apr-2007

Don't be a soap licker


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012 01:26:25 PM »

Yum! I am definitely going to get some! Sprouts seem to be expensive for me since I forget about them and have to throw them away when they go bad Cheesy Will they do ok if my kitchen window doesn't really get any direct light? Also, do you recommend a certain kind of seed? I think at the store I usually buy alfalfa sprouts...
« Last Edit: February 29, 2012 01:27:07 PM by MareMare » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Soaps by MareMare Blog Updated! 8/27

~Calling all Quilters! It's time to join the 2014 Quiltalong!~

Love painting your nails? Check out the Awesome Manicure Thread!
MissingWillow
Global Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 9352
Joined: 31-May-2010


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012 01:46:31 PM »

My kitchen window doesn't get any direct sunlight either and these did great for me.  They're so cheap to do this way you won't feel bad if you have to toss some.   Smiley  I'm so not an expert on selecting varieties, maybe someone else can comment? 
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My Farm Life Blog  
I'm a shepherd and have raw fleece.  PM me if you want to swap for some.

Craftster has gone mobile!  Read all about it here
MareMare
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Bath and Beauty Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Soapmakers do it with bubbles
Offline Offline

Posts: 18654
Joined: 25-Apr-2007

Don't be a soap licker


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2012 01:47:11 PM »

Awesome! There's a garden center just up the road from me, I'll have to check it out!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Soaps by MareMare Blog Updated! 8/27

~Calling all Quilters! It's time to join the 2014 Quiltalong!~

Love painting your nails? Check out the Awesome Manicure Thread!
whatthepuck
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2012 02:01:10 PM »

I buy alfalfa seeds in a bulk bin at a grocery store. I can only find them in smaller local grocery stores. I've also heard of keeping the jar in cabinet.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Vintage Etsy ~ Blog

Swaps:
Mini 13 DoH
Bookmark
Sept ATC
OTT October Holidays

Anyone interested in a Hockey Swap.
peachessunshine
Offline Offline

Posts: 503
Joined: 27-Aug-2011

I love swaps/personal swaps (I knit/crochet).


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012 02:19:58 PM »

What a neat idea.  Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Long days and pleasant nights. Smiley


(Always up for a swap, organized or personal).
K3lly
Offline Offline

Posts: 602
Joined: 10-Apr-2009

i heart jellyfish


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2012 09:15:50 AM »

Yumm, sprouts!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I am interested in personal swaps!
Proud Air Force Wife, and owned by 2 IGs.  <3
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Make Coconut, Cherry Toffee
How to Make Croissant Bread Pudding
Flourless Chocolate Cake With Peanut Butter Custard
Maple Orange Granita Recipe
How to Make Olympic Torch Citrus Cupcakes
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Sandwich Wrap
Falling Leaves
Meatless Monday: Provencal Inspired Quiche

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.