“We named him Brussel because he’s such a cute, little sprout.”
Lately I’ve been inundated with nutrition information. Something that appeared on my radar are sprouts. Yes, I enjoy them in a salad or a collard rollup. But, and this is a big butt, sprouts are a bit pricey. But still, I want them in my diet because ..
Sprouts contain a greater concentration of nutrients like Vitamin E, potassium, iron, phytochemicals, antioxidants, bioflavonoids, chemoprotectants and protein. Sprouts also contain other nutrients like folic acid, zinc, niacin, riboflavin, copper and magnesium.
Enter the Sprout House. Do you know how easy it is to grow sprouts? Probably not, or you’d be doing it by now. You could search high and low for a company that sells “things to sprout”, and things to sprout them in, or you could continue reading here and later on bathe me in your gratitude. And there’s that prom dress thing.
But first, a good source for sprout seeds is through Amazon, of course, from –
For under $20 I got this lovely bundle that contains 12 packages of sprout-able entities. Yes, organic. Yes, easy. And here’s where the prom dress comes in.
OK. Tell me why your saving that prom dress with its yards of netting? Because you knew that some day that netting would be perfect for sprouting! You’re going to use a canning jar with a ring but forego the lid. Instead of a lid you’re going to use some of the netting.
Place 1 tablespoon of sprouting goods into the jar with a ring and netting top. I used a double layer of netting. That’s all you need to get started. Put in enough water to cover the seeds and soak them overnight. In the morning, drain. Then it’s simply a matter of rinsing and draining the seeds twice a day. They can stay out on the counter where you can admire your kitchen “garden”.
The jar in the back was started a few days before the other. That jar is now in the fridge waiting to be part of my lunch. Different seeds take different amounts of time, from 4 to 7 days. About once a week I start a new jar. With the amount of seeds in the sprout kit I’ll probably have fresh sprouts for the rest of this year.
Yummy goodness! It’s my summer gardening for this year. And I don’t even have to go out into the heat!
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.