Sprouting 101 (How to Grow Sprouts)

Sprouting 101 (How to Grow Your Own Sprouts) (A Little Bit Crunchy A Little Bit Rock and Roll)

Things you'll need:

wide mouth jar plus the outer ring

seeds for sprouting


sprouting seeds



1. Place about 2 tablespoons of seeds in your jar. Cover with at least 2 inches of water, then cover the top of the lid with some cheesecloth and screw on the outer ring of your wide mouth jar. (Save the inner lid for later.) Set aside overnight.

2. In the morning, drain your seeds through the cheesecloth. Turn the jar upside down and allow it to drain. I like to place my jar in a bowl up against the wall so it drains at a slight angle, allowing the seeds to cover the full side of the jar.

3. Rinse and swish the seeds around twice daily. Propping the jar up to drain as mentioned in step 2. Continue doing this for about 3-5 days until your sprouts begin to form. The sprouts are best when they are still small.

4. You can sort through the sprouts to pull out any that didn't sprout, but I just keep everything in the jar, place a slightly damp paper towel folded up inside, and store them with the lid and outer ring on. Store your sprouts in the refrigerator.