Ashy OP wrote

not strictly. i started with a few tablespoons of water and flour, maybe 2-3 each in a 1:1 ratio in a mason jar

covered it with a thin towel, one i use to cover bread to rise normally, held in place with a hairtie

then comes the waiting game. place it down where you will, feeding it every day flour and water in a 2:1 ratio by volume. i started with just one and two tablespoons, but moved up to 1/4 & 1/2 where i am now. you wanna discard around 1/2 to 2/3 of the starter every day before feeding it. there are some fun recipes to make with your discard (pancakes! usually not a big fan, but sourdough pancakes are great!), or you can just compost it

some tips and anecdotes:

  • make sure your water is dechlorinated. either filtered water or water that's been left out. personally i leave some tap water sitting overnight every day that i use to feed my starter and water the plants
  • have 2 jars for your starter and alternate between them each day. it makes the discard process a lot easier and keeps things nice and clean
  • i started with my starter inside, but wasn't seeing very good results. about a week in, i started moving it outside and noticed it being more active and smelling more sour

Ashy wrote

I don't really know much about it. not really into spiritual stuff personally.

at the most basic level it's like the time of year ur born influences ur personality yea? makes a little sense, but I wouldn't give it too much merit


Ashy wrote

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why are trans people intolerant of transphobia?!?! this is ridiculous!! /s