SPROUTS & GRASSES
Sprouts are delicious and a way to get Chlorophyll into our system. The very best way is to grow them at home. Especially with children, ‘how-to sprouting’ can be an easy informative skill to share.
Choose from any number of seed: Alfalfa, Buckwheat, Cabbage, Celery, Fenugreek, Garlic, Lettuce, Lentil, Mung Bean, Onion, Radish, Red Clover, Un-hulled Sunflower.
General Sprouting Instructions: (See graphic at the bottom of this page for Sprouting Supplies).
Soak for no longer than 12 hours. About 8 hours smaller seeds ie as Alfalfa, Radish
Rinse and Drain well making sure to not allow them to sit in any water.
Keep in a cool dark place.
Remember to rinse Sprouts 2 to 3 times daily. Again, never allow sprouts to sit in water
After 3 to 5 days bring them out of the darkness into diffused (sun) light and continue to rinse for two or three more days or until you see that they are at minimum ¾ inch long
They are alkaline and ready to eat when they have taken in Chlorophyll.
For Grasses; have the soil prepared (1/2 Greenhouse Top Soil and ½ Peat Moss).
Mix in enough water to get the soil damp.
The soil can be ¼ to 6 inches deep in pots, pans, trays, or etc…
Sprinkle the seed uniformly over the soil to one layer thick.
Cover until grass is one inch high. Being sure soil remains damp, not soggy
Bring into indirect sunlight at first then a day or so later it can tolerate direct easier
When grass is 5 to 7 inches high, using a sharp pair of scissors or a razor-sharp knife, cut close to the roots to use in salads or for juicing. Be sure to remove any hulls that may still be on the greens. Keep coming back for more ‘cause they will keep growing.
You can get away with storing extras in a sealed container to keep in the refrigerator for a very short while, maybe for a day or two—however, fresh cut is recommended so just simply cut as you go..
This is one of the better sites for Wheat Grass Juice Kits that we found. Click the picture to go there.