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Grow Your Own Sprouts – Part #3

After 5 days in the kitchen window (and yes, it’s snowing again here), the sprouts are ready for harvest!

Alfalfa Sprouts – Day 6

Although it’s Day 6, they’ve technically been sprouting for five days because I started taking photographs right after starting the seeds.

After rinsing and draining the sprouts one last time, I measured them:

Two teaspoons of seeds grew to more than a cup of sprouts, about the equivalent of the retail package I found for $3.99. There are 16 teaspoons of seeds in the 4-ounce bag (my cost: $2.49), so each batch of sprouts costs about 31 cents – or about 8 percent of retail price!

The sprouts are fresh, crunchy and so, so good. 

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is the author of 16 books, including Small Bites, 101 Things To Do With Bacon, and BERRIES. She enjoys sharing ideas to simplify cooking, gardening, and home projects. She is also the owner of Cross Media, Inc. and founder of the BENSA Bacon Lovers Society.

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4 thoughts on “Grow Your Own Sprouts – Part #3”

  1. Kudos Eliza for your health conscious sharing! Have you grown wheat grass for juicing as yet? Wonderful benefits. Raw and organic; what a concept!!! A mere century ago most everyone did not have a choice.

    What happened to us?

  2. Eliza. Let me know your thoughts on the wheat grass. A friend has a fool proof system he put together to keep the harvest coming in.

    My favorite are the horseradish sprouts!

  3. I am using lentils for sprouts – its what I had. They are taking longer, over a week and not quite ready. I really am looking forward to that sandwich!


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