Sprouts

We’ve been trapped indoors all week because it is too cold to play outside.  If I had magic powers winter would be gone and we’d be out in the garden.  Instead, I brought the garden in to us.

We haven’t had much success with our indoor gardening in the past.  Indoor ornamental plants do OK but our attempts to grow edible plants indoors have usually failed.  I decided that this time we would try growing sprouts.

First the toddlers checked out the sprouting supplies that I purchased from Sage Garden Herbs;

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We had two different types of seeds, an Ancient Eastern Blend, and a Crunchy Bean Mix. We put one type in each of the two sections of our sprouter;

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Then we rinsed them with water.  We used the little toddler sink so everyone could stand and watch the seeds and water mix;

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Then, we put on the cover and placed it on the counter until the next day.  At morning snack time we checked the sprouter.  Starting to grow already!

Sprouts - Day One
Sprouts – Day One

We rinsed them again and by Wednesday there were even more sprouts;

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Sprouts – Day Two

More water and Thursday – Wow!

Sprouts - Day three
Sprouts – Day Three

Time to taste them.  Baby one just wanted to play with them;

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Baby two was unimpressed;

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Both the two-year-olds ate theirs.  One claimed they were ‘delicious’ but shuddered after every bite.  The other ate them by the handful and wanted more.

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I absolutely loved this gardening project which we could see from seed to harvest in under a week.

One thought on “Sprouts”

  1. This is such a great idea for indoor projects that get kids interested in learning! I think this would be great to do at our child care academy!! Thanks for sharing!

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