Growing Sprouts

We started growing sprouts years ago but for some reason the activity never gets boring for the kids.

Growing Sprouts

The reason is probably because  growing sprouts from seeds is truly magical.  It has a fast return, meaning the fruit of their labor is evident very quickly. Many sprout varieties are ready for harvest in 4 to 7 days.  It’s also a great way for them to get them to eat something truly healthy.

To grow sprouts, you will need the following materials:

-Index cards

-Crayons

-Tape

-Organic Sprout Seeds(clover, alfalfa, garbanzo) -Measuring spoons -Strainer -Wide-mouthed 1-qt. spaghetti sauce jars -Spring water -Cheesecloth -Rubber bands -Baking pans

Te steps are simple but must be followed carefully for success.

After you get the seeds, make seed labels on the index cards. The tape each label to the correct jar. Measure 2 to 3 tbsp. of seeds into the strainer.

Rinse the seeds and put them in the jar with the appropriate  label.

Add spring water to each jar ensuring water level is at least 2 inches above the seeds.

Cover the jars with cheesecloth. Then use a rubber band to secure the cheesecloth cover.

The strain the sprouts by pouring out the water and then. place each jar upside down in the pan. Place the pan near a window for green sprouts.

Pour more water into a sprout jar to cover the seeds, gently turn the jar in a circular motion and then pour the water out and place upside down on pan. Repeat this step twice daily.

As the days come and go, the kids will see the seeds change.  They can record the changes by drawing what they see happening.

For more tips on growing sprouts at home, click here.

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Article by Nuria Almeida

Photo By Trinity



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