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I’m sprouting!
April 13, 2007, 8:26 pm
Filed under: sprouting

Ok, I’m not personally sprouting… so no worries, but I am growing sprouts. Janis and I took a sprouting class this past Tuesday at the uber cool Toronto Sprouts. you have to check it out!!! So I today I got all the stuff I need (mesh, jars, tub to drain them in) and now I’m ready. A few weeks ago we bought some seeds at TS.

I couldn’t start right away after purchasing the seeds because:

a) I wasn’t sure how and was waiting for the class

b) didn’t have everything I needed

c) was fasting

So now I’m ready.

Here are also some basic instructions for sprouting in a jar. I need to get a proper container and the soil to grow my sunflower sprouts. Will get that next week.

Step 1:

Soak the seeds/beans (what I have here are (left to right) chick peas, quinoa and a spicy lentil mix)

the stuff needed

sproutingthestuff.jpg

the three jars of seeds/beans

sproutingthe3amigos.jpg
close up of the chickpeas (I am going to make raw hummus with these)

sproutchickpeasupclose.jpg
(I will update this entry each time I do another step)

step 2:

drain them and then set them on a 45 degree angle, near indirect sunlight for the half the day, in darkness the other half

sproutingdraining1.jpg

another draining shot (you can see the quinoa has sprouted)
sproutindrain2.jpg

close up of the quinoa 🙂

sproutingquinoatails1.jpg

close-ups of the sprouted quinoa and lentil mix.

sproutingcuquinoa.jpgsproutingculentilmix1.jpg

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2 Comments so far
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I just started sprouting, too! I just put some adzuki and mung beans to soak. I got the plastic screw on tops. Can’t wait to see how it works out…

PS: Just found your blog and it’s great!

Comment by Mary

They look so pretty!

Comment by jenny




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