Give me light, Give me life

Time: 1 week
Materials needed:
  • two clean jars
  • 1 ounce of alfalfa seeds
  • cheesecloth
  • rubber band
  • water

  1. Put alfalfa seeds in each jar, add enough water to cover the seeds. Soak overnight.

  2. Put two layers of cheesecloth over the mouth of the jars and wrap with a rubber band. Turn the jars upside down over the sink or a bowl and allow to drain. This rinse water would be food for houseplants, it will have a few nutrients in it. Rinse with clear water and drain again. Label on jar LIGHT and the other DARK. Leave each jar upside down in a small bowl for best drainage. Put the first jar in or near a window and the second jar in a cabinet. Keep the cabinet door closed.

  3. About twice a day, rinse and drain the sprouts as in step 2 and put the jars back in their places. Do this for a week.

  4. At the end of the week, write down the differences between the two jars full of sprouts. Which do you think would keep growing the longest? Why?

  5. Now you can eat what you have grown! Alfalfa sprouts are great on sandwiches, in salads, or alone!