You’ve heard of Chia pets. Chia seeds. I wrote a little about it a while ago while experimenting (messing around really) with it in a spiced peach jam.
Full of nutrition, minerals … healthy benefits.
Ground chia seeds are great in bread and cakes.
Now come the sprouts. Great in salads and sandwiches. Saw this on several sites and I decided to give it a go. I love sprouts … all sorts. They’re expensive to buy. Dunno why … it’s so easy and quick to grow.
Has anyone tried sprouts on buttered bread? You know those dainty little things called cucumber sandwiches? Replace them cucumbers with sprouts, lashings of butter and lovely soft white bread …. or whatever healthy alternative soft bread you like. I’m going for something that pleases my tummy and fussy tongue buds …nothing healthy here …. oh … fine …. health food … ground chia seeds bread? Close your eyes while you chew on them … minus the crunch, they taste like cucumber…use your imagination.
I’d used the plastic container for coffee machine pods. You can use old egg cartons, unglazed clay tiles, any shallow container.
On clay surfaces, just sprinkle an even layer of seeds on a soaked tile. Give the seeds a spray of water and continue spraying it daily keeping them moist. They’ll turn into a gelatinous goop but it’s fine. They’ll sprout soon enough.
Here’s what I did for mine …
coffee pods container / egg carton
Wet the cotton buds and and fill each hole of the container.
Sprinkle an even layer (do not over crowd the seeds) on the soaked cotton.
Leave on a sunny window sill or any sunny area but not in direct sunlight.
Sprinkle water on the cotton buds daily or whenever it looks/feels dry.
It’s important to keep it moist.
Wait patiently for those cute thingies to sprout.
Trim when sprouts are about 2-3 cm tall…about 2 weeks or so.
Throw out cotton and start all over.