Only a smaller (or several small) container is required. It should have a soft lid. Film canisters work great if you can find them. I found mine at a flea market.
Step 1: Modify the Lid
- A hole was cut into the canister lid using a utility knife.
- A coat hanger was used to hold the aluminum window screen mesh apart on the clothing iron.
- The lid was pressed into the clothing iron to meld the plastic.
- When removed, the plastic was fused to the lid.
- The excess window screen material was cut.
Step 2: Assemble the Sprouter
To sprout the seeds, the following steps are necessary:
- Put seeds into sprouter.
- Close lid.
- Fill with water so that it overflows.
- Let it sit overnight (helps water penetrate / soften the shell).
- Drain water.
- Once every day thereafter, fill with water and drain (prevents molding, removes bacteria, etc.)
Step 3: Results
- 29 / 67 - Duds (Failure to Sprout)
- 6 / 67 - Dying (Had Black, Too Dry or Rotting)
- 10 / 67 - Long (Too Long, Some Black Tips)
- 15/67 - Medium (Medium Sprout, No Black Tips)
- 7/67 - Short (Short Sprout, No Black Tips)
Step 4: Plant Sprouts
- Film canisters as containers.
- Pencil tip as depth of seed.
- Nasal rinse to water.