How to Sprout Seeds

Sprouts are seeds that have just begun to germinate, so you can grow them in only a few days. They're tasty and nutty and crunchy — and very good for you, so nibble them by the handful or sprinkle them on salads and sandwiches.

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Materials Needed for Method 2:

snow pea seeds
empty glass jar
clean muslin or toe end of clean panty hose
rubber band

1. Put two tablespoons of seeds into a large glass jar.

Fill it 3/4 full of water and cover with a piece of clean muslin. You can also use the toe end of a clean pair of panty hose instead of muslin. Secure with a rubber band and leave for 8-12 hours, or overnight.

Give Snow Pea Seeds Overnight BathEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

2. Drain the water away through the muslin.

Rinse the seeds with cold water and drain well again. Place the jar on a warm windowsill out of direct sunlight.

Drain Water from Seed JarEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK Books

2010

Dorling Kindersley

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