Sprouting Seeds for sustainable nutrition.
Suggested by Debby Moore,
Harvest is approximately 5 - 6 days in future, from soaking
Step 1: Assemble a case of large mouth pint jars
(for one person) large mouth quart jars for two people.
That way you can prepare twelve days of food at a time.
Use net, (ladies stocking) small enough mesh, seeds cannot
escape, but water must drain off. I use large mouth jar
canning rings to secure net. You can also use rubber bands
to secure net top, but experience tells me rings work best.
Step 2: is choosing favors of seeds you enjoy. About 2
tablespoons of seeds fit well into large mouth of pint
jar. All in the same jar, I use a mix of seeds beets,
broccoli, carrots, leeks, onions, radishes, peas, lettuce,
wheat grass, sunflower, parsley, egg plant, spinach, red
clover, alfalfa, french lentil, barley grass, buckwheat.
I also use some "sandwich herbs' which are
spicy in flavor & have larger leaf as sprout.
Step 3: Pour enough water onto seeds to soak for 4 to 6
hours. Drain, and place on side at tilt to rest.
Every twelve hours you will rinse seeds with water, drain, and
replace jars on tilt, side. Some people use a bowl to hold
jars at tilt. I use a basket to hold jars at tilt when I
travel. (Always renders great nutritious food no matter
where I am.)
4: Every twelve hours, you will rinse seeds with water,
drain, and replace jars on tilted side. Be sure not to let
standing water remain in jar. You can see from this
picture, sprouts in jar on right side are ready for consumption.
Step 5: Vegetable Juice is one of the
great benefits of rinsing the seeds. My opinion it has as
much flavor as the sprouts themselves.
I have found that if you grow a jar longer than 6 days, your
roots grow too long, and start to become stringy. You can
stop seed growth, by refrigerating.
Best temperatures for proprogation is 70 to 90 degrees. I
am amazed at how easy it is to grow totally organic food to feed
ones self, every day.
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