Day 11: Grow Sprouts in Your Kitchen in 4 Easy Steps

This is Day 11 of the 31 day series on “How backpacking has enriched my daily life.” I expected lightweight backpacking to be a hobby. Instead it has transformed me for the better.

My bf and I gave the best wedding present. Our friends were hiking the Pacific Crest Trail for their honeymoon, so we gave them a sprouting kit from Outdoor Herbivore, that way they could eat fresh sprouts on-trail.

While wrapping up this present, I kept thinking about how I’ve wanted to sprout seeds at home, I just hadn’t got around to it. Ironically at the same time, my mom told me she wanted to start sprouting. That’s then I decided that now was the time. Ends up it is way easier than I imagined.

Step 1: Soak sprouting seeds over night. Drain and rinse in the morning and store in a cool, dark place.

 

 

 

 

Step 2: Twice a day rinse the sprouts. Each day they will grow a little more!

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3: After about four days the sprouts will be fully grown. Take them out of hiding and set in the sun for a few hours for the chlorophyll to develop, making the sprouts nice and green.

 

 

Step 4: Eat! Put on your salad or sandwiches, or in a smoothie!

And for more engaging reading…

For the entire month of October I’ll be daily posting about, “How backpacking has enriched my daily life.” Go here to see the Table of Contents.

Day 10 – Regrow Your Tooth Enamel

 

Day 12 – How Organizing Your Backpacking Gear Can Involuntarily Cause You to Declutter the Rest of Your Life

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