Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Sprout ~ How to Grow Them Yourself

Sprouts are supper yummy! Sprouts are super nutritious! Sprouts are super easy to grow yourself and this makes sprouts super frugal! You don't even need any super duper gadget or equipment to grow your own sprouts. Other than your seeds you probably already have everything you need.

First gather your supplies:
  • quart mason jar with ring
  • cheese cloth
  • 2 Tbsp sprouting seeds (available at most health food stores)

Make sure your jar is clean. Pour your seeds into the jar. Cover the jar with the cheese cloth and secure with the ring.

Rinse the seeds with warm water. Pour off the water right through the cheese cloth. Add enough warm water to cover the seeds by about an inch. Put the jar in a warm, dark place for about 8-12 hours, overnight works well for us.

Here are our seeds soaking next to our kefir, but that's another post.

After the seeds have soak you want to rinse them 2 to 3 times a day. Pour off the soaking water and add more warm water. Gently swirl the jar around and them pour off all of the water.

Once the water is poured off. Gently shake the seed to cover the side of the jar and lay the jar on its side in a warm, dark place.

In about three days you will have beautiful sprouts! One last step before you can eat! Removing the hulls.

Transfer you sprouts to a bowl of cold water. The hulls will either float or sink. Either way you want to remove them from the sprouts. We skim off the ones that float and the remove the sprouts.

Here are our yummy, nutritious, frugal sprouts! We love them in sandwiches, added to salads and stir fries, even as a snack to just munch on. These sprouts were a salad mix, but sprout what you like.


  1. Elizabeth,
    This is something I have been having on my homesteading skills list to add to my routines.
    Next time I am at the natural foods store, I will be sure to add organic cheesecloth and sprouting seeds to my list. What would you recommend to start with? What are the called when I look for them at the store?
    Warm wishes, Tonya

  2. Can't wait to try these! They have been on my list for a LONG time! Sarah (my Sarah) and I were just talking about doing this! Thanks for the instructions.

  3. I love sprouting sprouts, this is such a wonderfully easy way to do it:)
    Thanks so much for sharing on Creative Friday.
    Take care

  4. mmmm i love home sprouted sprouts. after sprouting my own i don't trust store bought ones.

    i'm not sure how i ran across your blog but i have enjoyed my visit...

    i take it your kefir is milk kefir. do you have suggestions for water kefir grain suppliers? i've given up dairy and am in search of water kefir grain.

    the white top in your profile pic is darling. did you use a pattern? if so, who makes it?

    thanks for such a nice visit. :)


  5. I don't think I've ever ate sprouts but they do look yummy. I will have to try them. Thanks for sharing a fun way to get the kids to eat them too.

  6. Sprouts are so healthy because they are still alive when you eat them! I love this idea.


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