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Old 09-07-2012, 05:38 AM   #1
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Growing sprouts at home

I am really interested in trying to grow sprouts at home. I have read a few blogs about it and it seems so easy. Just put in a jar, soak, then rinse every 8-10 hours for a few days, eat! We buy sprouts constantly and this seems like a great way to save money.

I am wondering how much grows in that span of time and what quantity of sprout seeds do I need to buy? I'd like to have enough going in a cycle to have a sprout salad with my DH two to three times a week. That would probably be 2 cups each per salad, so 12 cups of sprouts grown each week.

I can get a 1 lb container from Azure Standard for $11.40, or go with a smaller container that is 0.3 lb. for $4.75. Obviously, the 1 lb. is a better deal. Any idea how long that will last and how long it will stay fresh for?

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Old 09-07-2012, 02:18 PM   #2
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Re: Growing sprouts at home

We buy our sprouts & store them in the fridge or freezer. Just take out as we need them. We use large canning jars with a special lid made for sprouting & screws right onto the jar. It's just how you said - soak them & then keep the jar near light (we put by the window here) & rinse. I would suggest doing it more than every 8-10 hours. I do it a few times a day. If you don't stay on top of rinsing, they will go bad fast (& stink). We usually end up with more than we can eat but it saves a TON of $ doing it yourself. And there's lots of different sprouts, so we vary them... alfalfa, brocoli, etc.

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Old 09-07-2012, 05:34 PM   #3
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Re: Growing sprouts at home

I sprout constantly for our parrots and ourselves. I guess it depends on what kind of sprouts you like,but I buy my grains and seeds in bulk from a natural food store and make my own mix. I keep the seeds in the freezer until I'm ready to sprout that batch.

I have tried lots of different sprouters from expensive automatic sprouters to hats with as mesh covers. My very favorite sprouted is a cone shaped(with a flat bottom)reusable coffee filter. The mesh is super fine so even the tiny amaranth seeds can't get through,its cheap,and cleans up quickly and well
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Yep it is super easy! I do alfalfa for dh and I use a wide mouth mason jar wig a sprouting lid from frontier and I get my seeds from frontier as well
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