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: 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.


@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.

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