How to Grow Sprouts in a Jar
I was talking at the Workshop about sprouts, I also brought some from my "garden" and I promised as soon as possible to put your method and steps. Having such a regular dose of sprouts in the refrigerator will always ensure the extra vitamins, minerals, proteins needed by your family, especially in winter, when there are few naturally grown vegetables.
I realized that it is much simpler, cheaper and convenient to germinate in jars, I certainly do not buy any kind of germinator.
Follow the steps below and you will surely have the healthiest and safest cereal germs.
I have here 5 kinds of cereals: lentils, green peas, alfalfa, clover, buckwheat.
Step by step
Here are the seeds for germination that I took from an online store.
I prepared the jars (700-800ml), office elastics and sterile compresses (from the pharmacy).
Put 1-2 tablespoons of each type of cereal in each jar that you will germinate.
Moreover, do not put enough space for growth in the jar.
Pour water to fill the jars.
And in this way "mount" the gauze with elastic.
Put them in a safe place and leave them to soak for 8-10 hours, or overnight.
On the 2nd day, drain the water through the gauze, as you can see in the picture.
Pour the water back into the jar, also through gauze.
And drain it again - this way the seeds will be washed / rinsed well. Some of them leave a little foam, others make the water more sticky.
Rinse 2-3 times until you have clean water.
After draining the last clean water, the jars are placed in an inclined position (about 45 degrees) with the mouth down.
Perfect for such a position is the support for draining dishes (plates), for me it is one taken from Ikea.
If you do not have room to keep the dishes drained and the jars of germs together, put a dish rack in a larger basin and you can store it anywhere in the house.
Here you have a closer picture, notice that the cereals when they remain in the jar without water should not cover the mouth of the jar.
Make sure there is room for air to enter the jar.
Leave the jars like this overnight, or possibly covered with a towel (in the dark it germinates faster). And from now on I show you the evolution every day, how the seeds grow.
First day in the morning: take each jar and do the procedure with the above pancake, even 2-3 times, and so every morning and evening - before bed, in the morning before going to work, for example.
Alfalfa seeds here have already fanged.
2nd morning : do not forget to rinse the seeds in the evening and in the morning, put them back each time, with the head down to drain the excess water.
Here alfalfa, already well sprouted, can be eaten since the first germs appear.
The 3rd day in the morning : I think the last one, the better not to grow them.
Lucerne filled the jar with a spoonful of seeds, the others swelled but not so much.
The whole germination process is good not to be in the sun, put the jars in the dark or indirect daylight.
I rinsed all the germs the last time on the 3rd day in the morning, I let them drain for about an hour and I put them in a bowl / box with a lid.
Cover with a lid and put in the fridge, you can consume them for 2-3 days, the ones in the store say 7 days validity.
I'm going to show you how to make sunflower sprouts and other cereals, with soil, on the tray.
And of course, the coolest - wheatgrass and the juice in it.
Here all the "fruit" together with the sunflower shoots.
You can use the germs in salads, sandwiches, soups (hot or cold, not hot), ground in baby sweets, puddings, etc. So let your imagination run wild, get some exercise and have the safest sources of vitamins at home, very healthy and tasty.