I like alfalfa sprouts the most. I like to eat them as a side dish or as a salad. They are great on sandwiches too. When you soak beans to make them easier to cook it releases healthy enzymes. This too is a form of sprouting.
|Only a few items are needed to get started.|
|Add warm water to 2 tbs alfalfa seeds. Soak overnight.|
|Sprouting jar lid|
|Drain and rinse twice a day.|
|Invert jar in a bowl and place in sunlight.|
|24 hours after soaking.|
|Rinse well and drain.|
|Yummy sprouts in just five days!|
| Line a glass dish with a paper towel before adding sprouts.|
This helps to keep the sprouts fresh.
Store in refrigerator.
Storing seeds takes little effort. I store my seeds in glass jars in a cool dark place. About once a month I pour the seeds out into a clean dry measuring cup and then back into the storage jar. Repeat this step a couple of times to get air to the seeds. These seeds are at least five years old and grow just fine. I got a great deal on a five pound bag of alfalfa seeds. I didn't realize how long that would last two people or that they could get old. I probably have seeds that are ten years old or older. Some seeds can get old and will not sprout, so watch out for those good deals.
|How much smaller is a mustard seed?|
King James Version (KJV)
30Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
31Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:
32Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.