About a month ago, I watched Atomic Shrimp's video on "bio snacky", that's basically a jar with mesh on it for sprouting beans (Video here: https://youtu.be/30CIZyAIsFk ) and decided to try myself.
I didn't have any mung beans so I used lentils. It went really well, and pretty much all sprouted. Ate them in a salad, just tasted like bean sprouts.
Before I ate them, I transferred a few to some seeding pots, and they're growing really well.
Not sure what a lentil plant looks like or if they will survive the Dutch climate, but will be fun to find out.
My other seeds seem to be non-starters. I think they got too hot, as I had them in a greenhouse made from a storage crate, and it was unusually hot weather.
Thought I would try sprouting the remaining broccoli and rocket seeds in the same way as the lentils, see how it goes.
Seeds update; they've both started spouting and already have leaves! The Rocket seeds seem to clump together, hopefully they'll separate as they grow.
Rocket is really starting to grow, will have to put them in soil soon.
Lots of growth over the last couple of days.
The same day I planted these, I had a salad with sprouting chickpeas in it. Decided to plant one also, but didn't think it would survive the dressing. Doesn't seem to have harmed it through, as it's growing really well.
Chickpea has started climbing
@george_ I've done this with broccoli in the past and had great results, you may need a finer mesh though.
Yeah, this is the finest stuff I had, I'll probably have to drain it through a cloth.
A friend mentioned I should keep them in the dark until they have leaves so it's more like being in soil (last time I just had it on the window sill). Did you do that? I'm more likely to forget they exist if they're not in front of me.
@george_ That makes sense, Maybe they would get longer before they start trying to leaf out? I always leave mine by the kitchen sink (right by a window), and works out fine. I'm like you, I'd forget about them unless they're right in front of me.
@george_ My mom will grab anything she finds sprouting and grow it in her garden plot. It's amazing how life seems to grow everywhere!
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