For everyone who missed planting their vegetable seeds and are now thinking “Uch. I’m such a loser. Why didn’t I just stick some seeds in some dirt so I could have my very own vegetables grown from seed?“; fear not.
I have something for you.
Probably one of the most fun things in the world to grow are Alfalfa Sprouts. And all you need are some seeds, a mason jar and 4 days.
I originally posted this tutorial last year but with all the apartment dwellers, people with shady backyards and no room to grow anything this spring, I thought now would be a great time to repost this.
You don’t need a backyard, a lot of space or even dirt to grow Alfalfa sprouts. You barely even need a brain.
Growing sprouts is like vegetable crack. Instant gratification. Only crack is bad and sprouts are good. Clearly, if confronted in a back alley by a drug dealer pushing crack and a crunchy, tree hugger pushing alfalfa seeds … you should go for the seeds. Even if the drug dealer is dressed better.
originally posted April 1st, 2010