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