This is a Christmas tradition that we have for generations now.
On December 1st we plant lentils, Chickpeas, beans and wheat in small pots lined with cotton. And by December 24 they grow to about 6 inches long and we place them in front of the nativity scene under the Christmas tree symbolizing life and growth.
How to plant them
Take any container brick, plastic ceramic etc... and line it with cotton, wet the cotton with water and spread the grains on top of the cotton.
Within a week they will sprout, and by the third week they will be about 6 inches long.
Make sure to wet the plants every morning.
Place them under the Christmas tree on December 24th and keep them for as long as the tree is up.
Merry Christmas to all.