Sprouting Seeds for the Chickens and for Salads

I decided to try sprouting seeds for both the chickens and others and for myself.  For the chickens I am sprouting corn (from my garden), wheat and barley.  I also got a mixed groups of seeds to sprout for my own salads.

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Johnny’s seeds came with instructions for sprouting.  I think I went overboard with the number of seeds I added to the ball jars.  Rereading the instructions it says 1 Tablespoon.   IMG_6354

So add your tablespoon of seed to a ball jar and fill the jar 1/2 full with luke warm water and let it soak overnight.  I put cheesecloth over the jar opening and screwed on with the ring part of the lid.  That lets it breath and allows you to add and pour off water.  IMG_6359

In the morning drain off the water.  Rinse the seeds with lukewarm water and let drain.

Put in a dark location that is about 70 degrees with the jars on their sides.  At least twice a day rinse with lukewarm water and drain. IMG_6374 Continue rinsing until seeds have been harvesting.  After they seeds sprout and are about 1 1/2 long and have tiny leaves put them in the light to green up.   These are going back into the cupboard for another day or so.

Gave some to the Hens today.  IMG_6382 IMG_6384

They just loved the sprouts.  I may need to get a grow light to grow these in the winter  But they taste great.

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