Wanna’ know how I know it? Because I just planted 20 pepper plants, 2 more tomato plants, 2 eggplants, watermelon, squash, brocolli, dill, asparagus, beans, and morning glories…THAT’S WHY! LOL! It never fails. These are in the ground, so I won’t be able to put them all up on the porch this time if it does decide to hail.
I am not certan where this day went. One moment it was morning and now it is evening…and I have no clue what happened in between. I did run to the greenhouse in Mullinville and bought several vegetable plants. When you buy 20 or more they are only .65. One thing interesting, I was able to drive 58 mph most of the way to and from Mullinville and I got 31-33 mpg. I was pretty happy.
Well, not much exciting to report for the day. I am just sitting here eating a salad that I made from store purchased produce, except for the alfalfa sprouts that I sprouted myself and the 4 spinach leaves I “harvested”. That was a little exciting to me. I think I have decided that I prefer the alfalfa sprouts over some of the other types I have tried these past few weeks.
Not much else going on here, just thinking I am a bit tired and may head for the bed a bit earlier tonight.
I am so excited to report that my second attempt at sprouting was very successful! This time, I only sprouted in one level and used Organic Sandwich Booster Sprout Mix from Gardens Alive. We love Gardens Alive because they very often have a $25 coupon available or have fantastic monthly specials. I originally purchased my sprouter when it was a monthly special. Anyhow, the sprout mix contains clover, alfalfa, radish and canola sprout seeds. This first taste had a bit of a “twang” but I feel that maybe they were not quite finished at that time. Maturity is 3-6 days.
These were wonderful in our salad, but I did add them to a couple of sandwiches as well. I am anxious to hear DH’s report back from his lunch that I made today. I spread a light amount of the sprouts in his turkey sandwich and chicken salad sandwich. I am always looking for ways to slip in more veggies to our meals.
There was a pretty decent “harvest” from the small amount of seeds that I sprouted this time. I just need to research how to store them, but for now I have them in a sealed ziploc with a damp piece of paper towel.
I already have some more alfalfa sprout seeds soaking for the start of a new batch tomorrow.
I wish I had a steadier hand for the photos!!!!
Just before I placed inside the plastic bag and into the fridge…….
As I have mentioned before, I usually do not spend my mornings watching television because it generally sets a tone of laziness for the day, but I watched a bit of Martha this morning. I was excited to see her segment about seed sprouting. My seed sprouter finally came in, but the sprouting seeds were on back-order so it has been sitting in its box tucked away on the back part of the kitchen counter. After finding some alfalfa and nine grain sprouting seed mix, I decided to give it a try. Martha made it sound as if you just placed the seeds in the sprouter and poured water over it every day. Well, either I wasn’t watching close enough, or she left out the part about having to soak the seeds overnight. Boy,was I disappointed to realize that the seeds had to be soaked before placing in the sprouter.
For now I just have a photo of my sprouter, but I hope to show the progress over the next few days.
You can find the sprouter available for purchase in my store located through the link at the top of this page.