February 8, 2011


Sprouting used to make me nervous.

I wanted so badly to have fresh sprouts at home, but thought it was only for the Very smart and handy folks

.... until I got a sprouting kit made by a good friend, Katie -a sprouting genius. That explained it all and dissolved the mystery!

so, in the end, it is an easy task! Who knew.

and SO nutritious. they contain so many vitamins and minerals, proteins, iron, fiber... AND are easily digested by our bodies.

This handy dandy chart if from good sprout news.
They've loads of information on just how grreat sprouts are for us.

We get all the energy from the whole plant in this tiny little package.

In winter, it is the freshest veggie we're going to find in southern Saskatchewan!!

this is a basic way to sprout:

1) find seeds.

i get mine from
mumms sprouting seeds out of Parkside, Saskatchewan.

2) find a big mason jar, a thick elastic and a 4" by 4" chunk of screen (window screen?)

3) put about a tablespoon of sprouting seed in the jar, cover with about a cup of water, let them soak for about 4-6 hours or over night.

4) rinse and drain

the water the seeds were sitting in is energized and good for your house plants, So water them!

5) let your jar with seeds sit diagonally in or near a window.

I let mine sit in a one of my plant's pot:

or propped inside of a square tupperware container:

6) rinse and drain every day, in about 3-5 days they should be ready for eating!


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