Lentil: Crops in: 2-4 days Description: A tasty nutty flavoured member of the pea family. Easy to sprout in a warm place. Sow all year round; fast growing, ready to eat in 2-4 days Easy to grow in a jam jar, or in a special sprouting kit. Sprout in a warm place for nutritious sprouting seeds.
Sowing Instructions: Growing Indoors: Put 2 tablespoons(50ml) of seed in a jam jar. Cover seeds with about 250ml/1 cup of water. Cover the jar with a piece of muslin and secure with a rubber band. Soak seed overnight The seed will swell considerably. Drain water through the muslin cloth, then rinse seeds in fresh water. Repeat the process, drain well and place jar on its side. Rinse seeds at least twice daily through the muslin cloth, until sprouts are ready to eat. This is essential to avoid fermenting, moldy seedlings. When ready to eat rinse and use straight from the jar. Growing Instructions: Sprouted seeds will store in an unsealed polythene bag in the fridge for 3 or 4 days. Rinse regularly.
SPROUTING SEEDS: Sprouting seeds is an inexpensive and enjoyable way to add nutrition to your meals. The most common way to enjoy sprouts is on sandwiches or in salads. In the dead of winter, sprouts offer a means of producing one's own fresh greens and vegetables, and provide healthful and tasty foodstuffs at a time when vitamin content is lowest in commercial foods.