Once you grow your own sprouts, you will be hard pressed to ever buy them from a grocery store again. They are fresh, most are easy to sprout and in just 3-4 days you can have as many sprouts as you like!
First gather some mason jars and either buy a stainless steel screen to fit the top of the screw on lid or make them yourself. I made mine, only because I forgot to order them when buying my sprouting seeds. How many jars you will need depends on how many different kinds of sprouts you want. I started with three, red clover, broccoli and fenugreek.
Next, add the spouting seeds to the mason jar, I used three tablespoons per/jar. Put the lid on with the screen in place and rinse each one well with cold water several times. You do this by adding the water through the screen to about half way, swirl the water around and drain, using the screen so the seeds never leave the jar while they are growing. Do this several times per each jar.
Then add about one cup of water to each jar and let the seeds soak for about five hours or overnight-I soaked mine overnight.
After the seeds have soaked, drain the water, rinse the seeds and drain well, do this a couple times for each jar. Then set the jar or jars in your kitchen window.
From this point until the seeds have fully sprouted (approximately 3-4 days) you will need to rinse the sprouts and drain them well twice a day. I did this in the morning and at night.
Within days you will have delicious crunchy sprouts!
My broccoli seeds did not sprout, I'm not sure why, maybe I did not drain them well enough, but the red clover and fenugreek did beautifully. Enjoy!
I purchased my sprouting seeds at Mountain Rose Herbs, they also have the screens.
Pennie Mills of Vegan Aesthetics (formerly Ladies Blend) creates cruelty free vegan jewelry and housewares, she is an avid supporter of animal rights, animal welfare and donates continuously to animal charities.