Growing Sprouts

                            What you'll need:                                    


To get started you'll need a jar, some cheese cloth, whatever you want to sprout (lentils, legumes, beans, wheat, etc) and a rubber band.

Step One:
 put seeds/beans in glass jar

Step 2: cut out a piece of cheesecloth and cover jar, using your rubber band to seal it. 

Step 3:
Add water to jar and soak for about 8 hours 

Step 4:
strain water from jar and prop up so the sprouts don't retain excess moisture (this can cause mildewwww)

Step 5:  Rinse your sprouts about every 6-8 hours (or every 4 hours if you're using chic peas- these take forever to sprout so you want to make sure they stay really clean throughout the long process).  After you rinse your sprouts remember to prop up your jar to remove excess moisture!

After 2-3 days, enjoy your sprouts!

tips: a little goes a long way so don't overfill your jar.  start out with a thin layer of seeds/beans.  do research on what you want to sprout- some items take longer than others and you need to be more careful with those to prevent mildew.  If your sprouts smell funky, don't eat them.  duh. :)