Jam jar jungle
Ask an adult to help you find or buy these things:
You will need:
jam jar with a metal lid
packet of alfalfa seeds
sieve or large tea strainer
TAKE CARE – Some steps need adult help.
Ready to grow your jungle?
Ask an adult to help you wash out your jam jar and lid over the kitchen sink.
Then ask them to make some slits in the lid with a sharp knife.
Now you have a seed germinator!
Put a tablespoon of seeds into your sieve or tea strainer.
Rinse them under the tap by running cold water over them.
Tip the wet seeds into your jam jar and cover them with cold water.
Leave them to soak for FOUR hours.
Put the lid back on the jar and shake out the water over a sink.
Stand the jar in a bowl upside down and at an angle to drain off any last dribbles of water.
Put the jar in a bright place and water the seeds twice a day, draining off the water like you did in step 5.
Give the jar an extra shake every now and then.
After six days, you should have a fully grown jungle!
Pick some of your alfalfa sprouts and add them to a salad or sandwich.
Instead of piercing a jam jar lid, you could use a piece of muslin cloth and attach this to the top of your jar with a rubber band. The water will drain out through the cloth.
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