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Easy sprouts

This probably isn't anything new to people who grow sprouts all the time but I thought I would share the easy way that works for me, I think this would work for any single hand cruiser. I combined the mason jar sprouting method with simply needing to get a drink of water a few times a day and ended up with ...

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  • Mason jar (approx 1.50$us/each)
  • Mason jar ring (free w/ jar)
  • Cheese cloth (approx 1$us/yard)
  • Alfalfa or other sprouting seeds (approx 0.65$us/pound)
  • Source of water (approx free)

Put some seeds in jar. Cover opening with cheese cloth. Put ring on jar to keep the cloth on. Whenever you get thirsty, go to your water source, fill mason jar with as much water as you want to drink, swish it around so the seeds get a drink first, then drink the water and store the jar face down. Simple as that. Few days later the seeds sprout and you keep giving them a drink every time you get a drink. Once they have sprouted you can start a second jar and alternate jars when you get a drink so you always have fresh sprouts for sandwiches and salads. If you need more sprouts, use a bigger jar. I like this method because it doesn't require any work at all since you are going to get a drink of water one or more times a day anyway.

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That's a great idea. I would rather eat sprouts than lettuce anyway.
Thanks for the tip.
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Windy, I just googled "sprouting". I never realized that just about everything can be used for sprouts.
What do you usually grow? Do you grow any of the spicy ones? If so, how do you use them?
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Windy, I just googled "sprouting". I never realized that just about everything can be used for sprouts.
What do you usually grow? Do you grow any of the spicy ones? If so, how do you use them?
Knot, I grow alfalfa because it sprouts quickly (2-3 days) but I have also grown wheat (4-5 days) and it is no more trouble. I have not tried dry beans but I'm confident that they would work too. I have also not tried anything spicy but that's just because I haven't seen any spicy organic seeds locally to buy.

I use sprouts in soups, on sandwiches, etc, but I also like to just reach in the jar and grab a bunch and eat them.

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Very cool. I'm going to get some going.
What a great thing to have with our hurricane emergency supplies.
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