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Sprouting Success Feels So Good After A Sprouting Fail

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Two months ago, I shared my epic sprouting fail with you.  (See it here.)  I promised you that I’d try sprouting again.  After all, I had sprouted successfully before, but I was a bit gun shy.  That and I’ve been super busy with the typical end-of-school-year craziness.  So, I didn’t get to it right away.

 

Last Friday night, I decided it was time to take the plunge and attempt sprouting again.  I did a few things differently this time than last time (see last time here), and today I “harvested” my sprouts (for lack of a better word).  Take a look at my sprouting success!

 

I started with a clean wide-mouth Mason jar and my Emergency Essentials Sprouting kit.  Emergency Essentials is the sponsor for my current giveaway (enter here).  I have shopped with Emergency Essentials for over 4 years and love them!  They are a wonderful company.

In the wee morning hours on Saturday, May 17, I started my sprouts with a clean wide-mouth Mason jar and my Emergency Essentials Sprouting kit.  Take a look at it here on Emergency Essentials’ website.  Emergency Essentials is the sponsor for my current giveaway (enter here). I have shopped with this wonderful company for over 4 years (long before they sponsored anything for this blog), and I love them!

 

I measured 1 tablespoon of my sprouting mix, , and poured it into my clean jar.

I measured 1 tablespoon of my sprouting mix, Emergency Essentials’ Hearty Health Blend with alfalfa, clover, broccoli, and radish seeds, and poured it into my clean jar.

 

Next, I filled the jar with enough water to cover the seeds and let it sit overnight.

Next, I filled the jar with enough water to cover the seeds and let it sit overnight.

 

The following morning, after letting the seeds sit in the water for about 12 hours, I put my special strainer lid on my jar and drained the water.

The following morning, after letting the seeds sit in the water for about 12 hours, I put my special strainer lid on my jar and drained the water.  I rinsed and drained the seeds at least twice a day (once every 12 hours) for the next several days.  Sometimes I left the lid on after rinsing and sometimes I didn’t, but I did not leave it on the entire time, because I was worried about it being too moist in the jar (like last time).  I also did not leave it off the entire time, because I knew the sprouts would dry out too much.

 

After the morning rinse on Sunday, May 18, I could see my seeds already beginning to sprout!

After the morning rinse on Sunday, May 18, I could see my seeds already beginning to sprout!

 

Here's a picture from Monday evening  You can see that more of the seeds are sprouting.

Here’s a picture from Monday evening You can see that more of the seeds are sprouting.

 

By Tuesday morning, even more are growing!

By Tuesday morning, even more are growing!

 

On Wednesday evening, I could tell that my sprouts were just about ready.  I continued to rinse morning and night to keep my sprouts from dying or drying out.

On Wednesday evening, I could tell that my sprouts were just about ready. I continued to rinse morning and night to keep my sprouts from dying or drying out.

 

And, finally this evening, Thursday, May 22, my sprouts were ready!  This blend is lovely with a little bit of spice, but not too much.  I can't wait to do this again!

And, finally this evening, Thursday, May 22, my sprouts were ready! This blend is lovely with a little bit of spice, but not too much. I can’t wait to do this again!

 

Sprouting is a great way to increase the nutritional value of seeds, grains, and beans.  Plus they taste so good!

 

What’s your favorite, tasty way to increase the nutritional value of the food you eat? 

Think sprouting might be a good way to start?

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Author: Laurie Nguyen

I am a happily married, stay at home mom with four sons, ages 24, 22, 18, and 14. I'm not a professional blogger, and I'm certainly not a foodie or a chef. But I like food, so I think I'm qualified to write about my own life experience with food. Want to be a little more prepared for the unexpected? Check out my Food Storage Blog, http://forayintofoodstorage.com. Have a question about Food Storage? Email me: forayintofoodstorage@gmail.com.

6 thoughts on “Sprouting Success Feels So Good After A Sprouting Fail

  1. Wow, I’ve never done anything like this! Really neat!

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  2. I have a sister who does this successfully. I’ve never tried it. Yet. 🙂

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  3. I love sprouts. I make them into a curry usually or sometimes they make a super salad.

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  4. They look yummy. I love sprouts with the delicious fresh, crunchy texture.

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  5. Ok, I think I can do this one…cross your fingers, headed to Sprouts now (heehee – double entendre)

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  6. Reblogged this on SimplyWyse and commented:
    Who loves sprouts?

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