Monday, March 12, 2012

Growing Alfalfa Sprouts

I grew alfalfa sprouts years ago when we were first married and for some reason stopped. They are so easy to grow and when I saw the seeds at our local plant nursery (Bakers!) I picked up a package of seeds and decided to give it another go. :)
All you need is:
a jar
cheese cloth or a piece of panty hose
and a rubber band

Day 1: you put seeds in jar (enough to cover the bottom)
Cover with water. Put in dark cool place and let sit overnight

 Day 2: Dump out water.
Rinse 3 times a day for the next 3 days
Keep in dark place.

 Day 4: Rinse one last time and sit jar in sunlight.
This will make the sprouts turn green (sorry for really bad photo :()
After a day or two they will be ready to eat!

1 comment:

Lorrie Sermons said...

The alfalfa sprouts are definitely one of the easiest herbs to grow. In fact, any novice in gardening can grow alfalfa like a professional gardener. Plus, it’s one of the fastest growing herbs because you can already harvest it and include it in your meal in just five days. Caution: Do not use alfalfa without first talking to your doctor if you take Warfarin (Coumadin) medicine. This is because alfalfa contains high amounts of Vitamin K, which hamper the drug’s effectiveness.