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    Does anyone else here grow their own sprouts? I've been looking for cheap alternatives to expensive organic produce, so I decided to give growing my own organic sprouts a try. I purchased an EasySprout off of Amazon (it supposedly makes the process quite a bit easier than the ol' jar method) and a pound of organic sprouting mix (broccoli, clover, alfalfa, and radish).


    I was a bit skeptical when I first put my two tablespoons of seeds into the sprouter, but now, about five days later, I have about a pound of the most delicious organic sprouts. I've been using them as a replacement for salad -- they are that tasty. Much better than sprouts from the store.


    The bag of organic sprouting mix cost me $11.00 (also from Amazon via The Sprout House), and the seeds seem about 99.9% viable based on my first batch. I figure the entire bag will make for pounds upon pounds upon pounds of sprouts. Plus the seeds themselves last for five years. Not a bad deal...


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    Hmmm...so the EasySprout is working well for you? Last time I tried sprouting chia using the jar method, I couldn't rinse the things because the seeds were so small and gelatenous that the water couldn't run back out through the mesh lid.

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      Yup, EasySprout works great -- it has a special insert for tiny seeds. And it doubles as a storage container.


      I heard, though, that in order to sprout flax and chia seeds--the more gelatinous, mucilaginous seeds--you need to use a tray or a hemp bag. SproutPeople dot com has a great website that includes special instructions on growing chia sprouts.

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        Hey, thanks. I'll look them up!

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          Wow. Once we get moved to wherever we're going, I'm totally to try this out. Thanks for the info!

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