How I did it: On holiday in Cornwall last year I bought one of these sprouting jars, complete with starter pack of seeds:
The instructions are really easy to follow. I don't know why I put it off for so long! I started with the lentils and they sprouted the desired amount after 48 hours. They are now stored in my fridge & should last one week.
I had them within a salad today - they didn't taste amazing but they're healthy and thats what matters most. Read how I did it… 2 years ago
How I did it: I got a case of quart size mason jars. You soak 3 tbl spoons of seeds overnight, then rinse them well two times a day. In three days you have sprouts. You can remove husks by soaking in large bowel, take out sprouts by the handful and place in colander and rinse. Read how I did it… 3 years ago
How I did it: Soaked some seeds and beans for awhile (how long depends on what you are working with), rinsed everything really well, placed in a mason jar with some nylon cloth over the mouth, sat them on a shelf in the kitchen and watched them grow! You need to rinse once in awhile to keep the moisture going (every 6 to 8 hours or so) and you just keep doing this until the sprouts are to your desired growth. A final rinse, and they are ready for eating or dehydrating.
I've got a little routine going, where I almost always have something either soaking or sprouting. I also sometimes freeze a little of the extra sprouts, so I can have them on hand in a pinch. Read how I did it… 4 years ago
I’ve already begun working towards this goal. Lately I’ve become obsessed with raw food in general, sprouting in particular. I currently have several jars lined up in my kitchen with various things. Not using any sort of store-bought sprouter, just mason jars with a little nylon cloth held over the mouth with a rubber band.
Right now I have lentils and buckwheat and some beans. I cannot believe how fast the lentils began to sprout! Buckwheat is pretty much a single-day job. It’s become a sort of habit to always have some either sprouting or dehydrating. 4 years ago
How I did it: Making sprouts was extremely easy. I rinsed lentils and soaked them overnight. After rising them, I spread them in a large mixing bowl with a warm cloth over them. I would rinse them every four hours or so. Once the tails started forming, they were ready. I let them develop a little longer for my own personal taste. Read how I did it… 4 years ago
This would help me in both my low-oxalate diet and my acid-alkaline balanced diet. 5 years ago
I’ve been doing this for about 6 months or so now. I just do it in old peanut-butter jars with a rubber band and piece of cloth on top. It’s easy to do in my backpack, even as I travel, and really makes for way better salads. Kind of hard to do when I’m in a hot climate, though, I don’t always remember to rinse often enough. I’m always on the lookout for new things to sprout, though. I recently did quinoa, it was good but not quite worth the effort. 5 years ago
I don’t especially like the taste of most sprouts. I think I had some notion of being able to pull out a healthy snack that I created “on demand” from my trusty crop o’sprouts – without stopping to consider the fact I’d be more likely to munch on a handful of parsley or something.
Maybe I was thinking “micro greens”, like some fancy salad… but I grew my own lettuce this year and gave almost all of it away.
“Fiddle dee dee”, as Scarlett would say… This was one of those “better in concept than reality” ideas. 5 years ago
I just started doing this. I am using a mason jar that I had, some screen that the woman at the hardware gave me because it was such a small peice, and a mixture of salad sprouts from the health food store.
It is SO easy. I soak them in water overnight. Then every day for five days I rinse and shake the water out twice a day. They sit on my kitchen counter and look wonderful.
So, now I am designing a sprouting kit for kids to sell/give as gifts this winter. It will have the jar, screen, sprouts & directions all packaged together. Kids LOVE to grow things and how fun to GROW FOOD. I am SO EXCITED about this project. Email me if you would want one. jacqueline at moxieworks dot net. 5 years ago
My favourites are mung beans and lentils.
They’re especially great in the winter because they’re so rich and vitamins and regular produce can be so expensive.
Yay for sprouts! 5 years ago
Over Christmas, with busy-ness and travelling, I stoppped making sprouts. I plan to relaunch my sprout intitiative in the New Year! 7 years ago
My sprouts are doing fine even in winter. I have a system that’s well established so I’m calling this done and continuing. 7 years ago
I picked up a packet of purposed sprouting seeds, broccoli from the healthy health food shop at Spitalfields market a while ago. TRied a small batch and they’re very strong tasting compared to most other sprouts. The other feature is that the roots split up into tiny fibrous hairs forming a mat quite early on in development which can look alarmingly like fungus but it isn’t. If I could get better quantities locally then these would become a staple alongside alphalpha, lentils, fenugreek and chick peas. 7 years ago
Oh dear – my aduki beans have gone smelly :-(
Well, something needs to be done. 7 years ago
Sprouts are considered one of the world’s ‘most perfect foods.’ They have a high concentration of vitamins, minerals, proteins, and enzymes. They’re easy and inexpensive to make, and there’s a sprout store/’lifestyle support centre’ (they seem to seriously regard sprouts as a lifestyle!) in my neighbourhood. I’m soaking some lentils in an old plastic container, but hope to get better supplies tomorrow. Anything that is cheap and nutritous and vegetarian sounds like a good project! So off I go… 7 years ago