a tid bit on sprouting
I am sprouting lentils and alfalfa sprouts in the kitchen window . This is the first time I have been able to do it right without them molding on me. I will give you what i know . I hope it works well for you .
I soak my sprouts in the mason jar overnight covered in water. Just leave them on the counter. With alfalfa sprouts I use one tablespoon and with lentils or mung beans I use two tablespoons. The next morning I rinse the sprouts an cover with a sprouting cap . I believe you can get them at Settlers Park Market but not sure. I got mine years ago at the outpost. Otherwise I use a piece of cheesecloth to cover the top of the jar to keep the tiny seeds in and be able to rinse them about 2-3 times a day. After they have soaked use the lid of your choice rinse the sprouts and set them at an angle to drain (a dish drainer works well). They will start to grow little tails on them. After the tails begin you put them in sunshine and remember to rinse them at least 2-3 times per day. I do use an old chopstick to kind of move them apart so they are not all in one big lump on the side of the jar. We use them on salads or even as a salad and on sandwiches too. I hope next to grow sunflower sprouts. They grow really big and are fun to eat as a snack just as they are. what a cool thing to do. Your friends will be so impressed to think you can actually afford to buy those tiny containers at the store for a high price. Unless that is you tell them how easy they are to sprout how good they are for you and it is a fun project for the kids to do too.
Hoppy sprouting spring Karen