Friday, March 18, 2011

Sprouts and Seedlings

I nearly killed my tomatoes yesterday. We had hot sun pouring in the window, clear covers on my trays and I hadn't watered them enough. In the end I lost about 5 plants... lesson learned. I soaked each tray well as I watered them from the bottom and took my covers off the trays. Today is raining, though, so not much danger over heating them. You can see that all my seedlings are already bowing towards the window. Gonna have to move the operation to another room and get the grow lights out, I think.


Lentil sprouts are the newest fad in this house.
We all like them. I was surprised the twins took to them so readily.
We put them on our soup and salads and in our sandwiches.
 Here's our yummy quinoa salad with lentil sprouts!
 Here's my experiment.
These are lentil sprouts growing as micro-greens. 
I think, though , that they might be too strong for micro-greens. We'll see.
And here is my second experiment. I heard that sprouted quinoa was really healthy...
But, to sprout them in the quantity enough for a family of 7 is a lot of work. 
They almost went sour on me. . . 
However, Steve decided that sprouted quinoa is the way to go and so somehow I need to figure out a way to do it a little easier.

1 comment:

  1. What type of sprouting tray did you use for the lentils? and Quinoa? My mom has a great flat tray, but its only 8 x 8 inches, so small for the 5 of us. I have a problem with sprouts going rotton also because the water doesn't drain properly. Just curious what you are using to enable a large quantity?