|A customer asked me about sprouting seeds, so I thought I would add some details in this news letter. Including how to make your own sprouting containers.|
All you need is an old jam-jar and some seeds (like lentil, alfalfa or chickpea) all available from us :-). It’s super easy.
Sprouts grow well all year round – and are the perfect thing for midwinter when few other things can be sown. Seeds Available from Us Sunflower, Alfalfa, Mustard, Fenugreek, Chickpeas, Brown and green Lentils, mung beans, aduki beans. Starter Kits are available from March 2020 (using recycled jars)
Sprouts can be grown at any time of year in even the smallest home and on the smallest budget. What’s more, they’re packed with vitamins and nutrients, good for your health and fighting off those pesky winter colds.
A huge variety of seeds can easily be grown to eat as sprouts including radish, chick pea, mung beans, alfalfa, fenugreek, sunflower, lentil, and mustard. Each has its own unique flavour.
Add them to sandwiches, salads, soups and stir-fries or eat them on their own as a healthy snack. My Kids love them !! It’s fun to experiment.
You don’t need to buy the small, pricey packets of sprouting seeds either. Many dried pulses like mung beans, lentils or chick peas from the shop will sprout just as well at a fraction of the cost.
How to make your own sprouter
Sprouters are readily available to buy or its super easy to make your own. In my experience, a DIY jam-jar sprouter is actually easier to use and gives better results than many commercial sprouters.