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My tremendously supportive husband & I have 3 wonderful children, 1 dog, 12 laying hens, 2 dairy goats, 3 bee hives, and a 2000 sq foot vegetable garden on a small 1/4 acre lot in the city. In the center of it all is our small 1,000 sq foot house purchased in 2008 as a foreclosure that we fully renovated to host our growing family, home school adventures, and small home business (CozyLeaf.com). We have a desire to learn a path to self sufficiency finding ways to be good stewards of the resources God has given us. We want to learn to live with less as we laydown roots to our little homestead.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Seed Sprouting at home Easy and Nutritious


A powerhouse of nutrients that is cheap and easy to do yourself at home! Once again, the kids LOVE this process so GET THEM INVOLVED!! They will learn so much and get so excited to enjoy the sprouting right before their little eyes :)

All you need is:
Jar and Lid ring
Cheese Cloth
Day 1:
Step 1: Put 1 Tablespoon to ½ c of seeds (broccoli, radishes, alfalfa, etc). To fill a quart size jar with sprouts, use 3 tablespoons of seeds. Iherb.com has great deals on Zesty Sprouting Mix and also Alfalfa Sprouting Mix.   

Step 2: Fill the jar with water and put on your Cheese Cloth (doubled over) and tighten on your ring

Step 3: Let it set 12-24 Hours soaking in the jar full of water

Day 2:
Step 4: After they have set overnight, drain and rinse them with fresh water (keep the cheese cloth and ring on so you don't run the risk of washing all your seeds down the drain). Fill with fresh water and give it a good shake, then drain the water out and set the jars at a 45 degree angle so they have time to drain out all the water and have air circulate through them (cheese cloth and ring still in tact!)

Days 3,4,5,6
Step 5: Rinse them once in the morning and once in the evening with fresh water and a good shaking leaving them to drain out each time as well. Do this for 3-5 days.

<- By the second day of morning and evening rinsing you will begin to see tiny little tails emerging.

By the 5th day you will start to have significant expansion in your sprouting jar! ->

Step 6: Once the sprouts form little leaves, set the drained jar of sprouts in a sunny window for several hours to enrich the nutrients, then put them in the refrigerator for yummy eating!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness... I had no idea it was this easy! I am doing this. I love alfalfa sprouts!!!