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  1. #1
    Omelet Guest

    Default On Sprouting

    Started mung beans Early Sunday morning.
    1/2 cup well rinsed.

    The jar is now tightly packed and they are not quite done yet! I removed
    a 1" layer and mixed them in with the veggie and rice dish in the
    'frige. They are ok but not quite ready.

    Note to self: 1/2 cup mung beans in a quart jar is FAR too many. <g>

    Next time I'll try a couple of tablespoons, but I want to try sprouting
    lentils next.

    Now I just need to find a local source for raw sunflower seeds.
    --
    Peace! Om

    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
    It's about learning to dance in the rain.
    -- Anon.

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    Becca Guest

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    Omelet wrote:
    > Started mung beans Early Sunday morning.
    > 1/2 cup well rinsed.
    >
    > The jar is now tightly packed and they are not quite done yet! I removed
    > a 1" layer and mixed them in with the veggie and rice dish in the
    > 'frige. They are ok but not quite ready.
    >
    > Note to self: 1/2 cup mung beans in a quart jar is FAR too many. <g>
    >
    > Next time I'll try a couple of tablespoons, but I want to try sprouting
    > lentils next.
    >
    > Now I just need to find a local source for raw sunflower seeds.
    >


    Many years ago, we grew bean sprouts on paper towels that lined a
    perforated plastic tray. I do not remember much about it, though.


    Becca

  3. #3
    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: On Sprouting

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Omelet <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Started mung beans Early Sunday morning.
    > 1/2 cup well rinsed.
    >
    > The jar is now tightly packed and they are not quite done yet! I removed
    > a 1" layer and mixed them in with the veggie and rice dish in the
    > 'frige. They are ok but not quite ready.
    >
    > Note to self: 1/2 cup mung beans in a quart jar is FAR too many. <g>
    >
    > Next time I'll try a couple of tablespoons, but I want to try sprouting
    > lentils next.
    >
    > Now I just need to find a local source for raw sunflower seeds.


    Seems like you can buy sunflower seeds for feeding to birds and small
    pets.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

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    notbob Guest

    Default Re: On Sprouting

    On 2009-04-30, Becca <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Many years ago, we grew bean sprouts on paper towels that lined a
    > perforated plastic tray. I do not remember much about it, though.


    Yer starting to climb on my radar.

    nb

  5. #5
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: On Sprouting

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Becca <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Omelet wrote:
    > > Started mung beans Early Sunday morning.
    > > 1/2 cup well rinsed.
    > >
    > > The jar is now tightly packed and they are not quite done yet! I removed
    > > a 1" layer and mixed them in with the veggie and rice dish in the
    > > 'frige. They are ok but not quite ready.
    > >
    > > Note to self: 1/2 cup mung beans in a quart jar is FAR too many. <g>
    > >
    > > Next time I'll try a couple of tablespoons, but I want to try sprouting
    > > lentils next.
    > >
    > > Now I just need to find a local source for raw sunflower seeds.
    > >

    >
    > Many years ago, we grew bean sprouts on paper towels that lined a
    > perforated plastic tray. I do not remember much about it, though.
    >
    >
    > Becca


    Mom actually had a plastic sprouter thingie.

    This is simple enough and working fine tho'. I'll take pics when they
    are done.

    I'm looking forward to trying lentil sprouts. I've never had them.

    This plastic screen sprouter lid is years old. I want to get new jar
    going every 3 days or so, so I'm going to have to improvise. I have
    some aluminum screen out in the shed that I can cut rounds from and add
    to a simple canning ring (widemouth of course!).
    --
    Peace! Om

    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
    It's about learning to dance in the rain.
    -- Anon.

  6. #6
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: On Sprouting

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Dan Abel <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > Omelet <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Started mung beans Early Sunday morning.
    > > 1/2 cup well rinsed.
    > >
    > > The jar is now tightly packed and they are not quite done yet! I removed
    > > a 1" layer and mixed them in with the veggie and rice dish in the
    > > 'frige. They are ok but not quite ready.
    > >
    > > Note to self: 1/2 cup mung beans in a quart jar is FAR too many. <g>
    > >
    > > Next time I'll try a couple of tablespoons, but I want to try sprouting
    > > lentils next.
    > >
    > > Now I just need to find a local source for raw sunflower seeds.

    >
    > Seems like you can buy sunflower seeds for feeding to birds and small
    > pets.


    Oy ! Duh, I did not think of that. :-)
    Yes, by large bags at the grocery store.

    I appreciate that idea and have no idea why the obvious sometimes
    escapes me.

    Thanks!

    Most of them are the black oil seeds tho', not the large striped ones.
    I've rarely seen those outside of a mix.

    My cockatoo would be grateful for the largesse.
    --
    Peace! Om

    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
    It's about learning to dance in the rain.
    -- Anon.

  7. #7
    Becca Guest

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    notbob wrote:
    > On 2009-04-30, Becca <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >> Many years ago, we grew bean sprouts on paper towels that lined a
    >> perforated plastic tray. I do not remember much about it, though.
    >>

    >
    > Yer starting to climb on my radar.
    >
    > nb



    Hehehe...


    Becca

  8. #8
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: On Sprouting

    Becca <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Many years ago, we grew bean sprouts on paper towels that lined a
    > perforated plastic tray. I do not remember much about it, though.


    Does Alpha Bits creal still give away little terrariums as the
    prizze int he cereal boxes?

    Those and the baking soda powered submarines were the best cereal
    box prizes of all time. Well, aside from the acid-laced tattoos in
    Cracker Jacks.

    -sw

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