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Post  middlemamma 8/25/2010, 11:02 pm

Hey y'all!!

I bought alfalfa and onion seed for sprouts...like for on a sandwich or in stirfry. I saw some fancy schmancy kits for growing them in your kitchen...but I thought I would see if any of you amazingly wonderfully frugal friends grow sprouts like this for eating in your kitchen in some more economical way??
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Post  Chopper 8/25/2010, 11:13 pm

Easy. You just need a large jar, cover the opening with a screen. I used to use a clean nylon stretched with a rubber band.

1. Put seeds to cover the bottom plus a tad more, pour in water to cover, then cover the top with secured screen.
2. Let soak for an hour or so, then tip out the water and let the jar sit with the screened side down. At a 45 or so degree angle.
3. Every day pour more water in (do not need the hour soak - jusr re-wet them) and rinse and pour.

The seeds sprout and grow and you just pull them out to eat. It is helpful if they have someplace to lean where they are not going to get knocked over. Make a holder for them or some other way.
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Post  Bec 8/26/2010, 8:21 am

Yummm! I haven't grown sprouts in years. You're wetting my appetite!
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