How to Sprout!

Day 6.5   Breakfast and Dinner with Sunflower Sprouts!

Day 6.5 Breakfast and Dinner with Sunflower Sprouts!

Breakfast with 2 kinds of sprouts! I began clipping sunflower sprouts this morning around 10.  The breakfast included scrambled eggs with okara (the white paste left over from making soy milk.  For 2 eggs I spooned in about 2 tablespoons of okara, mixed it in, […]

More About Sunflower Sprouts: Day 6: Let’s Eat!!!!

More About Sunflower Sprouts: Day 6: Let’s Eat!!!!

More About Sunflower Sprouts: Day 6: Let’s Eat!!!! Day six saw a field of sunflower seed sprouts!  Both teams are up and at it in force!  I moved them to a brighter spot for more indirect sunlight to help them grow and green up. See […]

More About Sunflower Seed Sprouts: Day 5: Houston, We Have Sprouts!

More About Sunflower Seed Sprouts: Day 5: Houston, We Have Sprouts!

More About Sunflower Seed Sprouts: Day 5: Houston, We Have Sprouts!   Finally we have a little something to look at.  Team 2, hulled seeds, is racing away toward the finish line!  Hundreds of lovely green sprouts are raising their leaves out of the dirt, […]

More About Sunflower Seed Sprouts: Day 4: Babies Are Up!

More About Sunflower Seed Sprouts: Day 4: Babies Are Up!

Day 4: Babies Are Up! And, another post beginning with a nice picture of sprouts, rather than bore you with a picture of dirt! LOL. Not much happening in the sunflower pan, so far.  However, there is a  lot of little things happening.  Team 2, […]

“More About Sunflower Seed Sprouts! Day 3: More About Sunflower Seed Sprouts! Day 3:  30 Seconds to Water!

“More About Sunflower Seed Sprouts! Day 3: More About Sunflower Seed Sprouts! Day 3: 30 Seconds to Water!

“More About Sunflower Seed Sprouts! Day 3: More About Sunflower Seed Sprouts! Day 3:  30 Seconds to Water!  Please note that the lovely picture of sprouts at the top of this post has nothing to do with this particular post. I just figured you’d want […]

More About Sunflower Seed Sprouts!  Day 2: Planting Day!

More About Sunflower Seed Sprouts! Day 2: Planting Day!

More About Sunflower Seed Sprouts!  Day 2: Planting Day! If you are just tuning in, this is the second installment of More About Sunflower Seed Sprouts!  You can find all my related posts at www.BeginnersGuideToSprouting.com. So it’s been over 24 hours and the seeds from […]

More About Sunflower Seed Sprouts! Day 1: Getting Started!

More About Sunflower Seed Sprouts! Day 1: Getting Started!

More About Sunflower Sprouts! A while back, I wrote several posts about sunflower sprouts.  I’ve gotten a fairly consistent system down for the process, which for me includes using a bit of dirt. Supply has been the hard part for me.  When I find bulk […]

Black Lentil Sprouts! My New Faves!

Black Lentil Sprouts! My New Faves!

My new favorite sprouts: Black Lentils. If you know me, you know I have about a half-dozen “favorite” sprouts. Until recently, I’d never tried black lentils. They’re much smaller than the ubiquitous green lentils available everywhere… and black lentils are not so easy to find. […]

A Batch of Sprouts Went Bad!

A Batch of Sprouts Went Bad!

It  happens! For me, it’s been 3 batches in just over 3 years. The first two were mung bean sprouts.  It began with a new batch of dried, organic mung beans I’d bought from a reputable retailer. As the batches moved closer to harvest, there […]

Sprout Your Support for the Sprouting Lifestyle!

Sprout Your Support for the Sprouting Lifestyle!

Yep, we’re going fashionista… just a bit.  Check out these new t-shirts!  The idea is to help build inner support by telling the world about the wonderful lifestyle, health, and dietary changes you are making. Home Grown Sprouts! Self Health for Self Help T-Shirt Be […]

Gardening on a Boat!

Gardening on a Boat!

Yep, you heard me.  It doesn’t matter how small a boat, as you’ll soon see.  It’s really a deep subject and one that needs lengthy examination if you plan to be “out there” for any length of time on your boat.  The more food you […]

Sunflower Sprouts!

Sunflower Sprouts!

Sunflower Sprouts! My faves! I tend to say that about a half-dozen different sprouts.  Why? Because they are!  Sunflower sprouts have the taste, texture, and nutrition I crave. I was relegated to buying them from dealers at farmers markets for years. But, after a year […]

Lentils, My Old Reliable Standby Sprouts!

Lentils, My Old Reliable Standby Sprouts!

Lentils: My old standby!  I’ve grown them in all sorts of climates, in all sorts of living situations, and in all sorts of sprouters.  They always seem to come through for me.  I don’t even need to buy organic or special “sprouting lentils,” either.  Versatile, […]

4. Harvest & Re-Start

4. Harvest & Re-Start

Finally, it’s time to harvest your sprouts!  Simple, quick, easy.  Cheap, too. So far you’ve spent about four minutes growing your sprouts (review posts 1, 2, and 3). The sprouts, on the other hand, have been busy growing and becoming a wonderful food source for […]

3. The Next Few Days!

3. The Next Few Days!

  Welcome the the third installment of sprouting overview! After you’ve soaked your seeds overnight (the first installment!), drained them and set them on the counter on day two (the second installment!), you are just about done with the process! Each day until they are […]

2. After Soaking Overnight!

2. After Soaking Overnight!

Yesterday, we got started sprouting!  I told you about how to get started and got you to soak some seeds.  You were gonna let them soak overnight. Let’s review the basic sprouting process before we move on: Get some seeds Soak them in water overnight […]

1. Getting Started with Sprouting!

1. Getting Started with Sprouting!

This post is the beginning of the process of sprouting.  It’s an overview. There are follow-up posts to fill in the rest of the process. I hope it helps you!  Please feel free to post comments, questions, and anything else you want! Let’s start at […]


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