How to grow sprouts in a glass jar

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I am very excited to have recently learned how to grow my own sprouts to eat on salads, sandwiches, and more! After testing a few growing methods, I have found that growing them in a glass jar is the easiest and fastest way.

  • Sprouting Seeds (This includes alfalfa, broccoli, clover, radish and many more. Check out this list of over 100 kinds from SproutPoeple.org.)
  • Medium Glass Jar
  • Cheesecloth
  • Rubber Band
  • Water

Step 1: Soak Your Seeds

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Fill the jar half way with water, and add 2 tablespoons of sprouting seeds. Swirl the water around a bit to get as many seeds as possible to sink. Cover the opening of the jar with a double layer of cheesecloth, and secure it with a rubber band. Leave the seeds to soak overnight (8-12 hours)

soyjoy_10 months ago
After 5 days. It was so easy! Thanks for this :) will definitely make it again and again.
Sic_Girl (author)  soyjoy_10 months ago
Nice work! They look delicious :)

When I started to grow sprouts the tutorial I used back then said that when sprouts are ready, spread them to direct sunlight for a little while, they get some nice, healthy, delicious greenness, and after that put them in the fridge. You should try it too! :)

Sic_Girl (author)  DarkSelenia1 year ago
Thanks for the tip :) I will try that next time to see what happens. I am happy with the amount of green they have now, but I will try it just to see what happens.
iPeck1 year ago
thank you! will try it ;-)
QueenBella1 year ago
I don't even eat any of the food you mentioned but I want to try this just because. Lol Thanks!
bricobart1 year ago

You just made my day, great idea!!!

jimwi1 year ago

Very cool. Will have to try this.

Where do you keep them? on a window frame or bench top. Plus

how long do they keep or last for. Do you have to put them in the fridge?

Sic_Girl (author)  jimwi1 year ago
I keep them on my kitchen counter out of direct sunlight. When they are done growing, I put them in an airtight container in the fridge. They stay good about a week from when they go in the fridge.