Sprouting Alfalfa Again


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Not a chance to do much gardening this year with little man in the house. So instead I’m back to growing green freshness in jars.
We pierced holes in the top of a big pickle jar, and voilà our first crop is sprouting.

You soak two teaspoons of seeds in water for a night. Then rinse every morning and evening. Sprouts should be ready within 3-4 days.
Simple, fun and healthy.

PS: the piercing a hole in the jar lid was a bit silly, it rusted! Plastic lid are the best choice. Also there are cheap jar germinators online, which are hassle-free.

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5 responses to “Sprouting Alfalfa Again

  1. I’ve always wanted to try this- literally just holes in a lid and rinse them twice a day? Should they be kept in the sunlight or out? What other kinds of seeds work well? Sorry, too many questions!

    • Yep, just holes in a lid, not too big or seeds go through. No need for sunshine. Anywhere in the kitchen. I keep them by the sink to remember to rinse them. You can sprout lots of things: lentils, chickpeas, radish seeds. Keep in fridge when sprouted. Enjoy!

      • i love lentils, i think I’ll try some of those right now!

  2. PS: the piercing a hole in the jar lid was a bit silly, it rusted! Plastic lid are the best choice. Also there are cheap jar germinators online, which are hassle-free

  3. Pingback: Home Sprouts Part One: Puy Lentils « Another Blogging Foodie·

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