Wednesday, May 12, 2010

More on Sprouting.........

Well, how is your sprouting coming?  I hope you have taken the 30 seconds to a minute to begin this process!  If not, start RIGHT NOW.  It is easy, and you will have's hard not to.

I often hear comments such as "You make it all look so easy".  Soooooo not.  I just don't show you all my disasters.  However, today you will see one of my that you can learn what not to do.  We have seen that you can spout in a canning jar.  There are also several commercial Sprouting trays you can purchase.  Let's take a look.....

Here is a readily available type of sprouting tray. It comes with 2 trays that can nest together.  However, this is not how they come.  Yes, this is one of my little catastrophes.  Why? because most commercially made sprouting trays......

are not.....

Dishwasher safe!   So, this really is not a usable tray for me any longer.  Thankfully it is very inexpensive (usually under $15.00).

Let's look at another one from "Sproutmaster"...which is also not Dishwasher safe.

You can see that it has perforation along the bottom, like the above try does.  However, the tray is very study, and you can put a divider in (see above) to sprout two types of things instead on one in a single tray if you like.

After soaking your seeds, pour the water and the seeds directly into the tray.  The water will rush out the bottom and your seeds will stay in the tray.

Rinse your seeds, place the tray on one of the "lids"

 Place the other lid on top.

You can also stack them.  If you look closely, there are really 3 "lids" here.  One on the bottom, one in the middle, and one on top.

The Sproutmaster costs over $10.00 a tray, and you usually can purchase them in packs of 2-3 trays.  Again, they are not dishwasher-safe, so clean them by hand.  I soak mine in hot soapy water, and use a brush to clean them after they soak.  I also let them air dry.

There are many other trays you can purchase.  Some even come with a pump to automatically spray water over them.  So, the choice is yours.  No matter what, try sprouting, don't wait.  Do it RIGHT NOW!

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