Grow Your Own Food: Sprouts

Grow Your Own Food: Sprouts

Sep 06

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Grow Your Own Food: Sprouts
By David Sunfellow

All year round, wherever you live — in the city or the country — growing sprouts is a simple way to grow your own, highly nutritious food. When my children were growing up, I used to grow sprouts all the time. Now I’m at it again. This page has been created for NHNE readers who want to grow their own sprouts and are looking for organic sprouting seeds, supplies, and tips.

I currently use three gallon-sized jars with mesh tops secured by rubber bands. The white mesh is a tighter mesh for smaller sprouting seeds, while the black mesh is a larger mesh for larger seeds and beans. Sprouting is very simple. You simply add a small amount of sprouting seeds to your jar. Rinse the seeds once and let them soak from two to six hours. Then rinse them again and put them in something that allows the water to drain and the sprouts to breathe. Rinse twice times a day thereafter. In two to three days your sprouts are ready to eat. The three jars pictured below contain some of my favorite sprouting seeds. Left Jar: Holly’s Mix: Organic Red Lentil, Green Lentil, French Lentil, Green Pea, Adzuki, Mung; Middle Jar: Salad Mix: Organic Broccoli, Clover, Radish, Alfalfa; Right Jar: Organic Onion Seeds.

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Recommended Sprouting Seeds & Supplies

Gallon-Sized Jars
Half-Gallon Wide-Mouth Glass Jars
Quart-Sized Wide-Mouth Glass Jars
Quart-Sized Wide-Mouth Glass Sprouter Jar with Sprouting Strainer Lid

Mesh Bags (that can be cut into whatever size lid you need)
Sturdy Rubber Bands (to secure your mesh lids)

General Sprouting Supplies
General Organic Sprouting Seeds

Organic Sprouting Seeds from The Sprout House

The Sprout House Website

Organic Red Clover Seeds (1.2 pounds)
Organic Alfalfa Seeds (1 pound)
Organic Onion Seeds (1/2 pound)
Organic Garlic Seeds (1/2 pound)
Organic Mung Beans (1 pound)

Salad Mix: Broccoli, Clover, Radish, Alfalfa (1.2 pounds)
Salad Mix: Broccoli, Clover, Radish, Alfalfa (5 pounds)

Holly’s Mix: Red Lentil, Green Lentil, French Lentil, Green Pea, Adzuki, Mung (1 pound)
• Holly’s Mix: Red Lentil, Green Lentil, French Lentil, Green Pea, Adzuki, Mung (5 pounds)

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