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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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I love archives! I went back to this story to learn how to harvest. Come to find out I never washed the seeds in bleach and I left the jar in the sun for 5 days. I will try it with a towel covering. Thanks!
Jo Ann

works great with quinoa!

Sprouted seeds are the best and I just love what you've done here. Your day 4 sprouts are abltoulesy gorgeous can you imagine anything fresher looking?!! My 10-year-old son sprouted seeds in a mason jar in his room this past spring and surprised me with a homemade salad for mother's day needless to say, it was the best salad I've ever eaten.

When I was a kid, I hated eating vaeetgbles. One night brussel sprouts were the vegetable of the evening. I hid my four in a coffee can on the windowsill that held an avocado pit studded with toothpicks that my Mom was hoping would turn into a plant You know like all Moms did in the 60s Unfortunately, my secret was revealed about a week later when a very unpleasant odor was emanating from that coffee can I was found guilty Forty years later, I friggin LOVE brussel sprouts! Who knew they could actually be tasty! Thanks, my child!

martina, can you reuse the cheesecloth when you go batch to batch, or do i need a fresh piece each time?

Amylou, I'd use a new piece each time because moist cheese cloth could start to breed bacteria. Though here's a thought: I wonder if you could boil it to sterilize and then hang dry? It's a risk, but I'd love to hear if you try it!

yea maybe i'll try that, but rotate another piece in every other week.

i ended up using a fresh piece since cheesecloth is so inexpensive. it wasn't worth risking bacteria since i started growing them to avoid all the contamination i hear about when you buy them! i've also found that when you're trying to get rid of the last drops of water from the jar, hold a paper towel against it. works great!

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Hi! My name is Martina and I have a "farm" in my New York City backyard called FarmTina.

My definition of "farm" is really just a living space that brings together home grown vegetables & fruits, animals, flowers & trees, and concoctions that use all of these ingredients together... read more