days 6 and 7

sprouts day 7

sprouts day 7

Quite a lot can happen in a day! Check out how much the broccoli grew (middle container). The radishes also got greener and taller. I think I’ll be starting to eat them in my salad tonight. I’ll just snip them with scissors to harvest, and rinse them off in case there’s any soil caught in the leaves or on the stems. Then I’ll add them to my salad for a great nutrition and flavour boost.

The peas also started sending up green shoots – yay! I think I’ll leave the cover off now.

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At the La Leche League garage sale on Thursday, someone asked me if there were other ways to do sprouts – and there certainly are! I chose this method because I have a hard time with the jar method, but I thought I’d gather some links about sprouting using the jar method because I’m sure there are other people out there who would be much better at it than I am.

Growing Sprouts – this one does a great job of explaining how to use a jar to grow sprouts.

Sprout. Sprout. Let it all out! – video showing how to sprout using the jar method.

Anyone who uses the jar method, I’d love to hear some tricks. Mine usually start smelling, and they get really tough. Not sure if I didn’t rinse enough, or if I tried to grow too much in one container…. maybe the angle was wrong? I might try again some day, but for now I like my little trays on the window shelf.

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