Sprouting Sprouts from Seed
Here is a quick update on sprouting your own sprouts – it works! In about 3-4 days, the little sprout seeds grow into fresh sprouts – at a fraction of the cost of store-bought sprouts.
Plus you can decide what sort of sprouts you’re in the mood for – there are so many more options than regular alfalfa or bean sprouts. I picked up a bag of broccoli sprout seeds on amazon – and to start your sprout garden, all you need are these sprouts screens and a mason jar.
As I mentioned in my last post, broccoli sprouts are where it’s at – packed with healthy cancer-and-depression-fighting nutrients and a pungent radish-like spiciness.
Let’s get sprouting!
- Start with 2 tablespoons of seeds in a 32oz mason jar.
- I use 2-screens to keep the seeds from coming out. Put the screens over the opening and secure with the outer part of the mason jar lid.
- Soak the seeds in water overnight, 8-12 hours.
- In the morning, dump out the water, rinse with cold water, and place propped up in a clean colander.
- Rinse them 2x per day, for 3-4 days, until your sprouts are as big as you’d like.
- Keeping them draining properly is very important – you don’t want moisture to get stuck – fungus and mold can easily grow with your sprouts.
- For this reason, cleanliness is also very important. Make sure your mason jar, lid, and screens are all washed well before starting your sprouting.