This Is How You Grow Sprouts

 


Article by: Travis Waack

Sprouts not only taste good, but they are also a great source of vitamins, fiber, protein, anti-oxidants, and enzymes. A sprout is produced when a seed , WaterWise Gardening - The Basics Required to Create a WaterWise Garden starts growing , How to Care for Long Stem Roses into a vegetable. , How To Choose The Right Lawnmower For Your Garden Lawn Sprouts can grow , Myths About Lawns from the seeds , Flower Gardening of vegetables, , Outdoor Lighting Fixtures Increase Safety and Decrease Expense from grains such as buckwheat, and from beans. While Mung beans are perhaps the most common source of sprouts, you can also obtain good results from lentils, soybeans and chickpeas just to name a few.

Sprouts can be grown almost anywhere and the best part is you only need a few basic supplies to get started. By following a few simple steps, you can receive a continual supply of nutritious sprouts.

While there are several commercial products , Ginseng Benefits available to cultivate sprouts, here are three of the easiest methods to help you get started.

- Growing , and Preserving Cut Flowers Sprouts in Flower , Granite Flexible Preformed Rock Ponds Pots -

1. Start with a clean clay or plastic flower , Properly Watering Hillside and Sloped Landscaping pot. Make sure there is a hole in the bottom of the pot , Growing a Sustainable Garden! to ensure good drainage. Then place , US Flag History a piece of cheesecloth or muslin in the bottom of the pot , Learn All About Feng Shui Money Trees over the hole so that the seeds/beans cannot fall , Add Color and Fragrance to Your Garden with the Korean Spice Viburnum out.

2. Next, soak the seeds , Flower Gardening or beans overnight and then put them in the pot. , Tool Sheds Remove any that are broken or damaged. Cover the plant , Growing a Sustainable Garden! pot with a dish.

3. Once a day, hold the pot , WaterWise Gardening - The Basics Required to Create a WaterWise Garden under running water , Wise Gardening - The Basics Required to Create a WaterWise Garden for a few minutes. This is to soak the seeds/beans thoroughly.

4. Once the sprouts begin to show, remove the dish and cover the pot , Small Garden Design - Creating Illusions Of More Space with a piece of clear plastic , Using Vines to Beautify Your House wrap to let in the light. , A Guide To Residential Bridges Place , An Outdoor Swing is A Great Way to Relax the sprouting pot , Myths About Lawns near a window , How To Choose The Right Lawnmower For Your Garden Lawn that allows daylight but is not in direct sunlight.

- Growing , Pruning Weeping Cherry Trees and Other Grafted and Budded Plants the Sprouts in Trays -

1. Soak the seeds , Greenhouse Gardening as a Hobby or beans overnight. Remove any that are broken or damaged before you begin the sprouting process.

2. Select a low, flat , 7 Natural Stone Pebble Projects For Every Home dish (like a pie plate) or tray. You can purchase growing , Properly Watering Hillside and Sloped Landscaping trays wherever planting supplies are sold.

3. Next, spread out a 2-inch layer of soil , Landscaping, An American Pass Time and then sprinkle the soaked seeds , Landscaping, An American Pass Time or beans on top of the soil. , Using Vines to Beautify Your House

4. Cover the seeds/beans with four layers of damp newspaper.

5. Cover the top of the tray with clear plastic , Revolutionary New Pond Combines Both Preformed Pond with Watercourse wrap.

6. When the sprouts start to lift the plastic , Organic Gardening Intro cover, (usually about three days) remove the newspaper.

7. Place , Greenhouse Gardening as a Hobby the tray in a window , Garden Ponds so that the light , Ginseng Benefits can turn the sprouts green. , Granite Flexible Preformed Rock Ponds You will need a space to place , Easy Pond Algae Control the Ecologically Safe Way the sprouting tray that receives daylight but is not in direct sunlight.

8. Because the thin layer of soil , Rubber Pond Liners dries out quickly, water , How To Choose The Right Lawnmower For Your Garden Lawn twice each day.

9. After about 8-10 days, you will have sprouts tall enough to harvest.

- Growing , Easy Pond Algae Control the Ecologically Safe Way Sprouts in a Jar -

1. Soak the seeds, , Organic Gardening Intro grains, or beans in lukewarm water , 7 Natural Stone Pebble Projects For Every Home overnight in a wide-mouth glass , Myths About Lawns jar. Remove any that are broken or damaged before you begin the sprouting process. (Sprouting increases the seed , Properly Watering Hillside and Sloped Landscaping volume. 4- tablespoons will be sufficient for a quart size container.)

2. In the morning, pour off the water , How to Care for Long Stem Roses in the jar and rinse the seeds/beans thoroughly.

3. Place , Greenhouse Gardening as a Hobby a piece of cheesecloth or muslin over the mouth of the jar. Use a rubber band to hold the material securely in place. , Greenhouse Gardening as a Hobby This makes rinsing easier.

4. To keep the sprouts constantly damp, repeat the rinsing 2-3 times a day. Remember to drain any excess water , Pruning Weeping Cherry Trees and Other Grafted and Budded Plants because the sprouts should not stand in water. , An Outdoor Swing is A Great Way to Relax

5. Keep the jar away from the light , A Guide To Landscape Bridges for the first few days.

6. When the seeds/beans begin to sprout, (usually about the forth day) move the jar into the light , Learn All About Feng Shui Money Trees to activate the chlorophyll and turn the sprouts green. , Landscaping, An American Pass Time

- Harvesting and Storing the Sprouts -

Newly germinated grain, seed, , Flowers, An Annual Event and sprouts, increase in food , Floribunda Rose 'Julia Child' value in the very first period of growth.

Grains should be harvested and eaten from when they are six days old until they are 4-5 inches tall.

To harvest, just take your kitchen , Organic Gardening Intro scissors and cut what you need.

Sprouts from beans, peas, etc., are ready earlier and can be eaten when they are 3-6 days old, depending on the type of sprout. For spouts grown in no soil , Revolutionary New Pond Combines Both Preformed Pond with Watercourse or in seed , 5 Tips For Fish Pond Maintenance trays, you can harvest the green , Pond Spitters Are The Perfect Way To Accentuate Your Pond With Style "grass" when it starts to grow. , Ginseng Benefits Sprouts, from grain sown in jars, are ready sooner and are edible even before they turn green. , Growing Roses - The Guide for Fans of Roses Seeds , Small Garden Design - Creating Illusions Of More Space sown in soil , Flower Gardening take a little longer.

If necessary, wash the sprouts thoroughly to remove the seed , Landscaping, An American Pass Time coat. Sprouts need to be stored in the refrigerator once they are ready to eat. Put the sprouts in tight sealing bags, and they will remain flavorful and crisp for one to two weeks. Rinsing the sprouts daily under cold water , Rubber Pond Liners can extend their life.

Sprouts may be frozen by blanching them over steam for three minutes and then cooling them in ice water. , 7 Natural Stone Pebble Projects For Every Home Drain them and pack into freezer containers.

- Some of the Kinds of Seeds/Beans You Can Sprout -

The following list gives some of the popularly sprouted seeds/beans. It is not all inclusive as you can sprout almost any kind of seed. , Granite Flexible Preformed Rock Ponds Remember that seeds , Revolutionary New Pond Combines Both Preformed Pond with Watercourse soak up 2-3 times their dry volume in water , Red Rose History and sprouts need at least six times the volume occupied by the seeds. , Add Color and Fragrance to Your Garden with the Korean Spice Viburnum So be sure that your container is large enough, and start with a minimal amount of seed , 7 Natural Stone Pebble Projects For Every Home in a container like a jar, until you determine the correct quantity that will grow , Pond Supplies - A Must For Your Pond to the sprout size you like, without being difficult to remove.

Your local garden , Easy Pond Algae Control the Ecologically Safe Way shop or health food , Outdoor Lighting Fixtures Increase Safety and Decrease Expense store will carry a line of seeds , Growing a Sustainable Garden! for sprouting. When purchasing seeds , Growing and Preserving Cut Flowers for sprouting, be certain that the seeds , Preformed Ponds Manufactured from New Rubber/Plastic Composite More Durable and Resistant to Wear are intended for food , 6 Indoor Plants That Love The Dark: A Tip From The Garden Center Nursery and not for planting. This precaution is necessary because some seeds , Landscape Gardening meant for planting have been treated with fungicides or insecticides to protect the young seedlings when planted in a field or garden. , Exotic Plants and Flowers for Guys: Trends in Flowers as Elegant as they are Masculine

Alfalfa - should be soaked for 6-12 hours. The seeds , You Say Tomato I Say Mosquito can be planted in the pots , Growing a Sustainable Garden! or jars and also in the flats , 7 Natural Stone Pebble Projects For Every Home with soil. , Colour in the Garden 1-part seed , The Basic Steps to Bamboo Gardening gives 10-parts sprouts in approximately 5-6 days. Sprouts can be eaten after 3 days. When the root , 6 Indoor Plants That Love The Dark: A Tip From The Garden Center Nursery is 1-2 inches long, it will begin to develop tiny green , Learn All About Feng Shui Money Trees leaves. At this stage, it needs to be eaten immediately so the plant , Organic Gardening Intro will not switch to photosynthesis that exhausts the stored food , Landscaping, An American Pass Time in the seed. , 5 Tips For Fish Pond Maintenance

Peas - when soaked in a glass , Myths About Lawns jar, will grow , Add Color and Fragrance to Your Garden with the Korean Spice Viburnum sprouts in about 3 days. When the roots , The Basic Steps to Bamboo Gardening are 2-inches long, they are ready to eat. 1-part peas gives 2-parts sprouts.

Lentils - can be grown in either a glass , Garden Decor -- It Is More Than Just Decorations jar or a plant , Add Color and Fragrance to Your Garden with the Korean Spice Viburnum pot and need to be soaked for 12-hours. The sprouts are ready in 3-4 days. Lentil sprouts are ready to be eaten when the root , Garden Ponds is 1-inch long. 1-part lentils gives 6-parts sprouts.

Barley, Oats, and Rye - should be soaked for 12-hours and then can either be grown as "grass" to harvest, or sprouts ready to eat after 3-4 days. The ideal length for eating is about 1/2-inch. 1-part seed , Properly Watering Hillside and Sloped Landscaping gives 2-parts sprouts.

Soybeans - can be grown in a glass , Garden Ponds jar or a pot. , Granite Flexible Preformed Rock Ponds They need to be soaked for 12-hours and sprouts are usually ready after 3-5 days. They are ready to eat when the root , Pond Supplies - A Must For Your Pond is 2-inches long. 1-part beans gives 4-parts sprouts.

Mung Beans - after soaking for 12-hours, these beans can be grown by any method. Mung beans are the most commonly grown sprouts and are usually ready to eat after 3-5 days. When the bright, white root , WaterWise Gardening - The Basics Required to Create a WaterWise Garden grows from 1-2 inches long, they are ready to eat. 1-part beans gives 4-parts sprouts.

By growing , Pond Supplies - A Must For Your Pond your own sprouts, you will save yourself , Colour in the Garden money because it is less expensive to buy sprout seeds , Revolutionary New Pond Combines Both Preformed Pond with Watercourse and grow , 5 Tips For Fish Pond Maintenance and harvest the sprouts yourself, , Properly Watering Hillside and Sloped Landscaping than it is to buy the sprouts from a market.

Sprouting at home , Preformed Ponds Manufactured from New Rubber/Plastic Composite More Durable and Resistant to Wear takes only a few minutes a day, and can produce a good part of your daily requirements of the nutrients you need from fresh produce. The hassles are minor, the costs are low, and the freshness is wonderful.
Travis Waack is an author and webmaster. You may view a collection of alternative health resources at http://alternative-health-info.com/nutrition.html

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