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We have sprouted!

We have finally done it! The crew of Wondertime has grown something edible! I am excited to announce that our sprouting experiment was a complete success. Not only did we produce crunchy, fresh sprouts on our first try, they were also delicious. We will definitely be keeping our sprout garden growing as we sail; we are all looking forward to having fresh crisp greens whenever we want, especially when land-based greens are in short (or non-existent) supply.

For simplicity’s sake, I went ahead and bought a sprouting kit online which included a quart-sized Ball jar, sprouting lid and organic alfalfa seeds and instructions. When the kit arrived we set about sprouting by:

  1. soaking a few tablespoons of the alfalfa seeds in the jar in a dark place overnight (or about 8 hours)
  2. draining the seeds and placing jar back in their dark cupboard with the green lid down and the jar at a 45 degree angle
  3. rinsing and draining the sproutlings twice a day
  4. four days later our little sprouts were ready for….

 

One Comment

  1. Kathy Moore says:

    I sprout all sorts of things, raw nuts sprout and they are supposed to make the nutrients in them more bio-available…you would just soak them for a day, drain, let them sit for a day or two and dry them out again to make them crunchy..I have done sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, cashews. You can also sprout brown batsmati rice before you cook it and it is supposed to make it easier to digest. If you let your sunflower seeds go for a while they make a really tasty full on spout like alfalfa just thicker. Mung beans sprout really well too.