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« 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!
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« 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...
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« 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? 
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« 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!
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« 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.
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« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012 02:19:58 PM »

What a neat idea.  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2012 09:15:50 AM »

Yumm, sprouts!!
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