Updated: Apr 8, 2020
I began sprouting seeds a few years ago. I have done 2 methods: one using soil and the above method which is using only water.
From left to right, the above photo contains, pea shoots, a sandwich booster mix and sunflower seeds.
The above method is super easy, not messy and will have you eating sprouts in a matter of days!
You will need:
Glass jar/canning jar
Screw top lid
For my screen, I used what I had on hand: scraps of screen from a window we had replaced earlier last year. You can buy lids specifically for sprouting seeds on Amazon.
Most importantly, you will need seeds :) I have noticed amid the COVID pandemic, people have been buying up seeds, which I think is a good idea! I always use organic seeds.
Here are some great places to get sprouting seeds: 1. High Mowing Seeds they have various kinds of sprouting seeds.
2. Territorial Seeds also have a few varieties.
Place 1 Tbsp of seeds in your jar. Add 2 cups of cool, fresh water. Place a sprouting lid on top. Soak seeds for 8-12 hours. (I was really loose with this. I placed my jars by the kitchen sink and did it every morning and evening)
With the cap on, drain, rinse with fresh water, drain again and store upside down in a clean bowl at an angle so that the water will continue to drain.
Repeat the rinsing and draining every 8-12 hours for 3-5 days.
Place jar in indirect light to green up the sprouts on the last day. They are now ready to eat. Store sprouts in the fridge for up to a week.
I had the best luck growing the Sandwich greens, next were the pea shoots. The sunflower seeds did not work out with the water method. I would recommend adding these seeds to soil and sprouting them that way.
I like to continually keep jars going, staggering when I plant them.
Comment below with any questions!