Sprouter’s Dream Giveaway from Todd’s Seeds & Some Sprouting Q&A

Todd's SeedsTodd and I had so much fun giving away a one pound bag of broccoli sprouts back in April that we decided to do it again – – and to do it up BIG! This is one amazing package of sprouting goodies.  I know a lot of you are sprouting veterans, but there are still lots of folks who haven’t tried it and might even feel intimidated – as I once did.  I thought a little Q&A might ease those jitters:

Why should I eat sprouts?
Sprouts are delicious!  They add a nice earthy flavor to sandwiches, soups, and salads – but don’t be fooled by their diminutive size.

  • Sprouting amps up the quality of the proteins in seeds (as well as in nuts and beans);
  • the vitamin content in sprouts is through the roof;
  • sprouts contain more enzymes than raw fruits and veggies;
  • and sprouts are alkalizing to our bodies – which helps create an unfriendly environment for the growth of cancer cells.

How could something so tiny and seemingly frail be so full of goodness??

I’ve never sprouted before – is it hard?
Nope. If I can do it – black thumb and all – anyone can do it. It’s as basic as soaking, rinsing and letting the seeds sprout and grow just a little bit. Full instructions are available on Todd’s website.

Why is June the perfect month to sprout?
For the same reason that January, February, March, April, May, July, August, September, October, November and December are the perfect sprouting months! You don’t need warm weather or steady sunshine; you don’t need a trowel, gardening gloves or a big, heavy watering can. You can sprout in the tiniest of kitchens. All you need is a quart jar or a tray that drains; clean water, seeds and a little bit of patience. Cute, nutrient-rich sprouts will be ready for consuming within a couple of days!

Why are sprouts so darn cute?
Much like baby sloths, heck, baby anything – sprouts are cute because they’re tiny versions of the big plants we love!

Baby Sloth

Image from Artifacting.com

Okay, okay already!  You’ve convinced me! I can’t wait to start! But where do I get seeds? I don’t have a jar or tray! Help!
No problem! Enter the giveaway (U.S. folks only, kids) – win it – and Todd will set you up.  If you’re too impatient to wait, visit Todd’s Seeds and get everything you need.

Day 1 Stack of Seeds and Alfalfa Sprouts

If I win, what do I get?
You’ll receive all of this:
5 wheatgrass growing trays
1 pound of wheatgrass seeds
1 pound of mung bean sprouting seeds
1 pound of alfalfa sprouting seeds
1 pound of broccoli sprouting seeds
1 pound of daikon sprouting seeds

Day 3 Collage

Wheatgrass Day 4

Day 6 Collage

Sorry, this giveaway is limited to residents of the U.S.
Giveaway runs today through June 27

81 thoughts on “Sprouter’s Dream Giveaway from Todd’s Seeds & Some Sprouting Q&A

  1. Somer

    I keep meaning to hop on board the sprout train, but I always forget/get too lazy…. Now only if there were a giveaway for the baby sloth too! 😉

    1. An Unrefined Vegan

      Sorry you can’t enter the giveaway, Lorna :-(. Hehe, I’m so impressed with my wheatgrass-growing ability – not that I have anything to do with it. But it’s about the only think I can grow!

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  3. Lakshmi

    I have never sprouted, but I have been really wanting sprouts and they are no longer available in my local stores. I really like mung and alfalfa.

  4. Little Sis

    Oooooh. Gear! This would make my sprout operation much less messy and ridiculous, and would allow me to branch out. I’ve been so jealous of your wheatgrass success. Great giveaway Annie!

  5. Deanne O'Donnell

    always wanted to try sprouting but I’ve been putting it off, this would be glorious for me and get me started.

  6. Melody Asbury

    I tried sprouting in the past with mixed results. Perhaps with a little guidance I would have more success! I’d love to try again – I love sprouts in salads and on sandwiches!

  7. Cadry's Kitchen

    Aah! That sloth is so cute! I approve of any excuse for more sloth pics! The only time I’ve sprouted was quinoa for Miyoko Schinner’s recipes in Artisan Vegan Cheese.

    I have a question about sprouting wheatgrass. My juicer can’t juice wheatgrass. If you’re not juicing it, are there other ways to use it?

    1. An Unrefined Vegan

      Oh boy – I’m a quinoa sprouting failure! I tried – also for Miyoko’s cheese – and it just went straight to rotten. What is up with that?!

      Here’s what I’ve learned…I cut the wheatgrass when it’s soft and young, maximum about 5″ high. I put water in my Vitamix and then add a big handful of wheatgrass, process, and strain into a glass. As long as the grass isn’t old/tough, it works fine. It’s probably against all of the rules, but I cannot justify buying a wheatgrass juicer!

  8. annesturetucker

    Oh I so would love to get on the sprouting train – but somehow, imagine!? have never tried it!
    I know it so good for us and I love to put sprouts in salads – I could just imagine how wonderful it would be to have made them myself. And wheatgrass juice – huuurrayyy 🙂
    Beautiful photos – you convinced we to try!!

    1. An Unrefined Vegan

      Woo-woo (sound of wheatgrass train coming into the station)!! This is SO YOU – you have GOT to try it. I usually have 5 different kinds in the refrigerator at all times and they go on everything!

      1. annesturetucker

        Yes SO me – I know – it’s crazy I have never tried it yet!
        Can’t wait – I want to have 5 different types in my refrigerator too 🙂
        Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. VegansHusband

    We generally sprout lentils, and then I use them to make not-tuna salad. I keep threatening to juice wheatgrass in our new juicer, but… maybe when we do our juice cleanse next week…

    1. An Unrefined Vegan

      Maybe?! You gotta! Get that chlorophyll-rich and alkalizing, life-giving liquid going! (have I convinced you yet?)

      It only seems fair that I try sprouting lentils…do you just use regular ol’ lentils?

      1. VegansHusband

        Yeah, we just use green lentils, and I’ll pick up a ready of wheat grass for our cleanse. Would you start the 3 days with it, or would you wrap up with the wheat grass?

  10. Mary S

    I’ve had terrible luck sprouting in the past. Everything turned into a slimy mess. I need to buck up and try again.

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  12. Beth

    I’ve been wanting to start sprouting but I have no idea where to start! This would be so helpful! I have been wanting to make my own alfalfa sprouts and wheatgrass. Fingers crossed! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!!

  13. Kim

    I’ve only sprouted lentils recently… as a kid we used to sprout other stuff but I have no idea what! I love the fresh crunch that sprouts bring to a salad or a wrap!

  14. Audelle

    So far I’ve only sprouted mung beans, but I will sprout lentils this week. I’m really excited by the wheatgrass pictures – seems much less intimidating than I thought.

  15. Chloe

    This is awesome! I really want to get started with sprouting, but had no idea how to or where to start.

  16. Angela @ Canned Time

    My favorite sprouts are sunflower seeds but they’re a little more time consuming so my second favorite it radish seeds, or broccoli or mustard or …,,,,la, la, la. Any sprouts will do!
    Thanks Annie 😉


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