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4/12/09 11:59 A

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Another cost effective little idea:

My mung beans are coming along and read some more on SproutPeople.com about sprouting technique for them and decided I need to put them in a tray to grow them beyond where they're at so far.

What does one do when she wants a sprouting tray right now? I looked at how they were designed and basically it's a tray that can drain. I took a chinese food container and poked some holes in the bottom using the lid as a tray underneath - there ya go - a sprouting tray. Put a glass lid from another container on top to weight as recommended and they're happily sprouting in their tray!

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4/3/09 7:53 A

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Right now ones from the store but went online to bet broccoli mustard seed mix to sprout.

Word on beans - on my other thread where I posted so others not following this thread would see the new photos there's some discussion on the beans I have. Apparently even many sprouted beans are meant to be cooked. See www.sproutpeople.com which is a great link Darren has recommended. That site outlines sprouts by type and gives details for each.

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4/2/09 6:57 P

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What Great ideas!

Do you buy your beans special or are they ones you can get from the grocery store?

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4/2/09 4:41 P

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Checkout the photo I posted on our team page of my idea - I cutout plastic craft sheets to use in my canning jars!

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4/2/09 12:16 P

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This information is great! I bought my jar last night and had my son help me get it started - he is so excited to see what happens! We are starting with Alfalfa. One of his favorites!



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4/2/09 11:28 A

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Thanks

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4/1/09 4:53 A

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You can buy lots of fancy contraptions, but they are not essential. I've had success with just a quart canning jar topped with a piece of cheese cloth secured to the jar with the lid ring. I keep it on the counter so I don't forget to rinse it a couple times a day. Transfer sprouts to the 'fridge once they are the size you want.



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I am getting this at the library tomorrow: The Sprout Garden by Mark Braunstein

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3/31/09 7:49 P

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That book is awesome!!

Also check out
www.sproutpeople.com


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3/31/09 6:31 P

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There is a good article on sprouting in the book The Thrive Diet by Brendan Brazier a vegan ironman tri-athlete. You can get sprouting kits at health food stores too.

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Hi everyone,

I am new to this and have heard so much about sprouting. (since it has been a hot topic on here I figured this was a perfect time to ask.)

I want to start as soon as I can but I don't know where so start. I was hoping for suggestions on the jars you are using, can you sprout any bean you buy or does it have to be a special type of dried bean, can you recommend any books, websites, or articles?

I have read of several different ways to sprout as well and I was wondering what you have had the most luck with (keep it on the counter, put it in a dark place, etc).

Thank you so much!

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