I've been fascinated with growing alfalfa sprouts ever since I saw Bren's video on her blog, BGGarden. It seemed so easy! I bought some Botanical Interests Alfalfa seeds from Whole Foods last week. I could not wait to try them! Reading the back of the packet, the first step to growing alfalfa was to soak the seeds in a bleach and water solution for 15 minutes. It calls for 1 teaspoon of bleach in a cup of warm water. The reason for doing this was to kill any E. Coli bacteria that might be lurking in the seeds. You can get sick from eating sprouts! Really, ugh! Into the solution it went, after 15 minutes rinse the seeds well with water.
this nifty sprout grower. I wasn't sure if I wanted to invest in a sprout kit, so I Googled DIY ways to grow sprouts. I found this interesting video. In this video, he is using common recycled food containers to grow sprouts in. All you need is a wet paper towel to get it started. Okay, let me give this a try. I decided to use a soup container, and punched holes in the lid to allow flow of air.