My middle son, the one with ADHD, is a fanatic about gardening. On a recent trip to Bunnings he came across a “Kitchen Seed Sprouter” by Mr Fothergill’s (http://mrfothergills-seeds-bulbs.com.au/Kitchen-Seed-Sprouters/), so I bought it for him, realising how wonderful it would be to grow our own sprouts. I couldn’t find any “Failsafe” sprout seeds at Bunnings so decided I’d try my luck with lentils and a few other legumes from the supermarket and local spice bazaar. They were all a success, except for the chickpeas which went mouldy. The kids just love taking care of the little garden and get great delight in watching the sprouts grow. The best thing about it is they sprout within a day or 2 and most varieties are ready to eat in about 3 days. Needless to say, we have had a “sprout fest”!
|Our kitchen seed sprouter in full flight|
|Black lentil sprouts from the supermarket|
|Good old regular green lentis|
|Mixed salad, not Failsafe so they’re for me|
|Mung (Moong) bean sprouts. I got the beans from an Indian spice bazaar|