By sprouting organic seeds at home, you can grow your very own nutritious sprouts for pennies per day.
Have you ever been curious about sprouting at home to make healthy sprouts? It is so easy to get started. If you have time to make a cup of coffee in the morning, you have time to grow sprouts
. The benefits of these power packed super foods are incredible. By following these steps, you can be growing sprouts at home in no time.
First you need to get some organic seeds. These seeds will be certified to be free of pesticides and other chemicals. They are very inexpensive to purchase, especially when you compare them to the price of store bought sprouts. For example, online, you can purchase a pound of alfalfa seeds for $6 or $7. Then, when you consider that you can make 2 cups of sprouts from 2 tablespoons of seeds, you can really see the savings.
Next, you will need a place to leave your sprouts grow. You can grow some varieties in a glass jar. For optimal results, consider getting a sprout growing kit that provides better drainage, better airflow and more surface area to grow your sprouts. If you are getting organic seeds, you want to give them the best growing environment.
Sprouting is so easy, anyone can do it.
Begin by soaking the organic seeds anywhere from 6 to 24 hours depending on the variety and seed hardness. After the soaking, rinse and drain them well. Place them in your sprouting device and rinse them 2 or 3 times per day. Always make sure they are properly drained to avoid any mold growth. Keep them in the dark at room temperature while they are growing. On the last day or two, you can expose them to indirect light to green up. The amount of time needed per day is about 2 minutes while you rinse and drain them. In 3 to 7 days, your sprouts will be ready to harvest. Rinse them very well to remove the hulls. Dry them as best you can and place in a plastic bag and store in the refrigerator for up to a week. You see, in no time, you could be growing sprouts
and enjoying some healthy green food in your home for pennies a day.