I got this idea from Julie. You take dried lentils, soak them in water overnight, and then drain them. Rinse and drain them every 4 hours or so (or close to that) and soon they sprout! These are brown lentils.
I don’t know how long the sprouts will get, but we’re looking at 2 days worth of sproutage here (click image to see larger view). Julie was experimenting with raw food preparation (perhaps she’ll post a link to the book she is reading).
You can grow all sorts of different sprouts. Even if you don’t plan on eating them, they’re fun for the kids to watch. The lentil sprouts taste a lot like fresh peas. They get slightly sweeter once they’ve sprouted, and I think they’d be great in a salad.