Sprouting is a practice that is gaining popularity every single day and for all good reasons. Flowerpot sproutining has been around for decades, and it turns hardly digested seeds, grains, or beans into food products that are digested quickly by your body as vegetables.
There are many methods of sprouting, among them jar sprouting, tray sprouting, towel sprouting, soil sprouting as well as clay saucer, just to name a few. Each of these methods works best for specific seed types. However, we are going to look at the flowerpot method of sprouting, clay saucer sprouting.
Clay saucer sprouting is the best planting pot sprouts that will never frustrate you. This method has been used for years and has proved its effectiveness, thus making it a better option over others.
Here is the flowerpot method of sprouting and instructions:
Clay Saucer Sprouting
This method of sprouting works perfectly for gelatinous seeds that are difficult to rinse in jars.
- Ensure you have used well cleaned unglazed clay flowerpot saucer or shallow clay flowerpot.
- Put equalized amounts of water and seeds into the clay saucer or shallow clay flowerpot. Putting unequal amounts will hinder the effectiveness of the sprouting process.
- Get a larger pan and then set the saucer or shallow clay flowerpot onto it and pour some water into the large pan up to half an inch of the top.
- Once you have done all the mentioned above, use a plate to cover it well and set it aside in warm temperature (70 degrees) and in a dark place.
- To ensure everything is running well smoothly, make sure you are checking these seeds every day. In case they become dry, mist them generously, and if they become too wet, remove the plate covering the pan for a day so that they can dry a little bit. Continue checking every day for about four days continuously.
- After an approximate of four days, move these sprouts from a dark place to the sunlight. Moving them to sunlight will help the leaves turn to green color. Mist appropriately to improve their wellness and health.
- After leaves have turned to green color, transfer the sprouts to a strainer from the saucer or shallow clay flowerpot, and rinse properly to get rid of the hulls if need be. Though hulls add flavor, it can also shorten sprouts storage life.
- Now you can use sprouts immediately in sandwiches, salads, or depending on how the recipe is suggesting. In case you want to store for future use, pack them well in plastic bags, and put in the refrigerator so that they can remain fresh and healthy.
- Wash all your pieces of equipment, dry them properly, and store in a safe place for future use.