This week I've been entertaining myself by growing alfalfa sprouts! I made the sprouter myself from a jar and the toe of an old pair of tights (I always see those plastic, layered seed sprouters in the health food shop and think What? Do you not know you can make that for free? Madness!)
I'm sure you all either know how to make this, or can figure it out for yourselves, but I'm gonna tell you how to do it anyway....
1. Find an old jar (doesn't have to be a jar actually, I've done this as an activity with preschool kids using plastic cups, so nay see through container will do) and clean it.
2. Find some fabric that will let water through it. I used the toe of a pair of tights (I tried a square of pretty tshirt fabric, which didn't work and I thought about using the toe of a sock until I realised I'd be picking sock fluff out of my seeds!) I've also used one of those white kitchen cloths, basically, any sort of fabric with a loose enough texture to let the water out but keep the seeds in.
3. Find some elastic bands. Now you're set!
4. Buy some seeds or see what you have in your kitchen cupboards. I bought some alfalfa seeds (mine are from suma because I love their new recyclable packaging!)
Do you sprout your own seeds or beans? What are your favorites? How do you like to eat the sprouts?