Farmette Victory Garden: Sprouting Seeds
Apartment dwellers rejoice! You too can grow your own food! Sprouted seeds are great on sandwiches, salads, or the Farmette kids favorite, in Pad Thai.
A few details from the video:
Always disinfect your seeds, sprouting seeds can have dangerous e.coli on them. Ewww! Here is how soak them in a 2% bleach solution; that is 1 tsp bleach to 1 cup hot tap water for 15 minutes. Then rinse them throughly.
Day 1 mason jar method: soak seeds for 8-12 hours in a dark place, then drain. Days 2-and beyond mason jar method: rinse sprouts every 8-12 hours with room temp water then DRAIN THE JAR. Do not allow seeds to soak in the water.
Once ready to "harvest" sprouts must be stored in the fridge and rinsed daily. But don't worry you are going to eat them all right away, that is the whole point of sprouting you own seeds!
Here's what you will need:
a mason jar or a tiered seed sprouted
fine mesh sieve
muslin, cheese cloth, or a coffee filter*
* mason jar method
Suggestions for the Farmette's favorite seeds to sprout
Mung Bean: we use these sautéed in Shrimp Pad Thai
Wheat Berries: sprouted bread, on to of steal cut oatmeal or muesli
Broccoli: on sandwiches (my favorite is on a turkey mayo and avocado on a whole grain bread) and on salads
Sunflower: on avocado toast and crunchy nutty addition to salads
Here's where you can find supplies:
Seeds to sprout
Other great resources on sprouting seeds: