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fern (Wild Blue Yonder) - Broccoli Sprouts?

December 28th, 2008 at 07:20 am

I saw on baselle's blog that you grow your own Broccoli Sprouts. Any chance you'd be willing to share how you do that? My husband LOVES them, but they are far too expensive to buy at the store, and when I have researched how to grow them on-line, I've gotten scared off because of safety concerns.

8 Responses to “fern (Wild Blue Yonder) - Broccoli Sprouts?”

  1. fern Says:

    They are quite easy to grow, just like any sprouts, really. I ordered 1 pound of organic broccoli sprouts online and i still have most of it left after 2 years. That's becus all you need, at least for one person, is about 1 tablespoon of the sprouts.

    Here's what you do. You take the 1 T. of sprouts and just let them soak in water overnight. That will make it easier for them to sprout. Next a.m., you put them in a little tray, which i also bought online at same place i got the sprouts. you run lukewarm over them, then cover the tray and let sit. You rinse the sprouts twice a day to rinse off any small amount of white mold or whatever it is rinses off. You can also reduce chance of mold growth by venting the tray and lowering the humidity. And if you want greener sprouts, leave the lid off, as i like to do.

    After about 3-4 days your sprouts are ready. One final rinse and then store them in the fridge as you use them up.

    You're right, brocco sprouts are exorbitant in the grocery store. Please don't be thrown off by my mention of the white mold. My mother was worried about that, but really, it's quite easy to rinse them thoroughly with your kitchen sink sprayer and i've never had a problem after eating these sprouts. (They come with complete directions for growing.) I don't remember the place i got them, but i would just do a search for "organic broccoli sprouts." They are supposed to be super nutritious.

  2. scfr Says:

    Thank you so much for the great info! I am going to give it a try!

  3. fern Says:

    Sure! I meant to say that the reason you need the special little tray is becus it's filled with tiny holes, and it's important that the sprouts have good drainage and air circulation, which the holes provide.

  4. scfr Says:

    Thanks again, fern.

    I ordered this sprouter plus 3 packets of seeds today:
    [url]http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0012YKCTC/ref=s9subs_...
    My husband is thrilled with this and can't wait for our order to arrive.

  5. fern Says:

    I hope you'll both like it!

  6. baselle Says:

    As long as the seedling stems are firm, the white fuzz should be harmless. If they aren't firm (floppy and gooey), and no white fuzz, the sprouts need a bit of calcium. A couple of calcium Tums in the water should fix it...and that's if you have problems.

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