On the hunt for green
Friends, it is full-blown Spring around here, and the world looks different every day. Sunday brought green grass. Monday took the last of the ice off the lakes. Everything is shimmery and new.
I’m out in the garden every day, hunting for new life and prepping the beds for planting. However, the native Minnesotans keep telling me Not yet Tiffany. Patience. We have another six weeks before we can safely trust the weather around here.
So I’ve been doing, for several weeks now, a very different type of sprouting. Have you ever sprouted your own legumes and seeds for eating? I’ve wanted try for the longest time, but thought it would be too complicated.
Then for Christmas I bought a few family members and myself a seed-sprouting jar. (Something along the lines of this.) Even then it took me a few months to get going, but now I am hooked. If you can wash dishes, you can sprout your own seeds.
So far I’ve sprouted alfalfa and peas (my favorite). They are so, so yummy, and the kids think it’s great fun to munch on a handful of alfalfa sprouts. So, until I get the green light on outdoor planting, we’ll be busy inside with our edible sprouts.
(A good list of basic instructions can be found here. Like it says, you can forgo the fancy jar and just use a basic Ball jar and wire mesh screen in its place. Happy Sprouting!)