Indoor Gardening: Sprouts

A little while ago my friend Andrea suggested I document the process of growing sprouts to eat since I was jonesing for some gardening. So, I'm going to do that. I won't post about these on my blog every day, but I thought I'd start with a Day 1 post so you know what to look forward too.

These are basic Alfalfa Sprouts, 2 tablespoons in the jar. I've rinsed them, let them soak for about a minute and a half, and then drained them. I'll rinse them 2-3 times per day every day until I've finished eating them.

I bought the seed at my local garden centre shop, and I also got the lid for my mason jar there. If you prefer to not use plastic, there is also a metal screen insert you can get for a traditional metal jar ring. When I do the follow-up post I'll find the website where you can order these items from.

This is an easy and fun activity for kids too. My nephew was fascinated to check them out every day or two last time I grew these. Alfalfa Sprouts, in particular, grow very quickly so they're rewarding for kids to see, and they’re a fantastic addition to sandwiches.