Have You Tried Sprouting This Spring?

Just as easy as tying your shoe, making your bed, or brushing your teeth, as long as you catch on to a few simple steps, you can have sprouts coming out of your ears!  I learned from The Sprout Guy that you don’t need a ton of space to grow sprouts, and you don’t even have to attend to them all that often.

To grow your sprouts there are only a few steps:

1. Put about 1 tablespoon of seeds in a mason jar (or something similar)

2. Cover with a mesh lid and soak the seeds in water overnight

3. Invert the jar in a bowl (so the mesh is on the bottom) – this allows the seeds to sprout and water to drain

4. Rinse the jar with cool water as required (this depends on the type of seed you’re using)

5. Wait for sprouts

If you think one tablespoon doesn’t seem like much, it is!  Just one tablespoon will fill the mason jar with sprouts! You can also check out Sprouting 101 from the Sprout People for additional information and tips.

Jeremy began growing his own sprouts in his own kitchen after becoming a vegetarian and enjoying the raw food diet.  He quickly became known as The Sprout Guy, and before he knew it, he was starting to grow enough sprouts to make mixes, hummus, and other tasty toppings. Jeremy loves to show everyone how easy it is to use sprouts on just about everything, and he always highlights their nutritious value!  Sprouts are quick to germinate and low-maintenance to grow, so they are the perfect addition to any dish that needs a little updating!

Vida Pura

Natalie Machado

Winter 2012 Atlanta Food Warrior

This post is from one of the interns in the Real Time Farms Food Warrior Internship Program. These interns are collecting data, pictures, and video on the growing practices of our nation’s farms, gathering food artisans’ stories, and documenting farmers markets. We all deserve to know where our food comes from! Boring legalese we feel we must include: this was written by a real live person who has their own opinions, which we value, but that do not necessary reflect, though they may (or may not), reflect the values and opinions of Real Time Farms. That is for you to guess and us to know.

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