Monday, February 6, 2012

Sprouting: Day 1

Day 1
As you know from my previous post, I have decided to take on sprouting as my next challenge!

I'm going to chronicle my experience, to give you an idea of what to expect on your sprouting adventure.

So, this is Day 1.

I have decided to start with Mung Bean Sprouts, because I have read that they are pretty hardy and difficult to screw up.

Following the directions on the package of my seeds, I rinsed 4 tbsp of Mung Bean to ensure all dirt or soil was removed and there were no tiny stones.  Tossed those into my glass canning jar and covered it with water.  Actually, you only need to go above the seeds with a 1/2" of water, but I wasn't taking any chances so I filled up the jar!  I used room temperature Spring Water for this, for no particular reason.  Filtered tap water would be just fine as well.

I placed the jar out direct sunlight and let it soak over night.

In the morning, I dumped the water, using the handy screened top and then rinse the seeds with running, filtered tap water.  Swirled the water around a bit and then dumped it all out, shaking the bottle to get every drop out.  I then left the bottle upside down at a 45 degree angle in my dish rack, again, out of direct sunlight for the entire day.

When I returned home from work, I repeated the "washing" ritual from the morning and let the bottle sit and drain overnight.

Can wait to see what tomorrow brings...Day 2!
The Hoff

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