Step by Step Guide to Seed Germination on Paper Towels
Last week, our true readers tattooed the step by step sprouting guide on a body part of their choice. And now, it’s time to move forward and learn about seed germination. The simplest way to germinate seeds indoors requires nothing more than seeds, paper towels and some plastic. Ok, we know some of you have already been doing this for years, but hey, better late than never. We’re beginners, and we start by growing mustard seeds.
1 Buy mustard seeds. Simple as that. You’ll find them on the spice rack in your supermarket.
2 Buy paper towels. You’ll find them next to the other paper towels on the paper towel shelf in the supermarket.
3 Reach for a spray bottle or that plant mister you’ve bought but never used. This is the moment you’ve been waiting for.
4 Place three paper towels on a plate …
5 … and add a handful of mustard seeds on top.
6 Use your spray bottle to moisten the paper towels and the seeds with water. Loosely cover with plastic wrap but do not fully seal.
7 Spray with water at least twice a day. When the seeds begin to germinate, remove the plastic and place on a sunny window sill.
8 Wait 5-7 days and you’re done. From now on, you can use sprouted mustard seeds instead of normal mustard in all your favorite recipes. Add them to salad dressings and sauces for extra spiciness and flavor! Try this: 3 tbsp tamari, 0.5 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp sesame oil, 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar and lots of sprouted mustard seeds.
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