Introduction: Growing Your Own Sprouts (shoots) the Cheap Way
Do you love sprouts (shoots) as much as me? I hope so. And if you do you will know that shops sometimes ask crazy prices for them.
Luckly you can grow them yourself in less than a weeks time for near to no money.
It is also great to do with kids. It is very educational and they will have a lot of fun seeing theire own seeds grow into something they can eat. (And they are very healthy but sssssssssssst they don't have to know that ;-) ).
********* WARNING *********
Not all plants are edible and not all edible plants have edible sprouts!!!! Some can be very toxic and even lethal.
Only use plants that are meant to be eaten as sprouts. If you doubt, ask your shopkeeper for help.
Step 1: What Do You Need?
- paper towel (1 sheet)
- a saucer or another shallow recipient
- seeds (buy them at your local garden centre) I bought mine for 0.50euro and you can grow sprouts 2 or 3 times with one package.
Step 2: Now Lets Get Our Hand Dirty
- Fold the paper at least twice or until it fits in your recipient and make it wet (and by wet I mean WET).
- Add the seeds.
Why are there so few seeds in the picture then, I hear you think. Reason: those were the last of that kind I had.
- Put it in a warm and bright spot.
Step 3: The Fruits of Your Hard Work
The second day you should see the seeds open up and a little root coming out.
Just keep them wet for about a week and you will have lovely delicious sprouts to eat!
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