Monday, March 12, 2012

How to Grow Sprouts Tutorial

I love sprouts and have been growing them for quite some time now and eating them on everything from eggs to sandwiches to just about anything, except chocolate.

Alfalfa Sprouts in particular contain lots of good stuff...calcium, folic acid, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, sodium, zinc, as well as vitamins.

I choose a Sandwich Seed Variety from my local health food store (Lifesource Foods).
To grow Sprouts you will need a quart jar, and a breathable cover of some sort for your jar (cheesecloth, wire, or a lid like my green's made for this very process, I got it at Lifesource Foods).
Soak 3 Tablespoons of seeds in water overnight in jar.
DAY 1...Drain water from seeds, leave jar on counter.
DAY 2...Fill jar with water and drain, repeat during day at least one more time.  It's important to keep seeds wet.
 By the end of Day 2 little sprouts will start to appear.  Oooh, so exciting!
DAY 3...Continue to fill jar with water and drain, repeat 2-3 times during the day to keep seeds moist.

DAY 4...Don't give up, you will soon have sprouts.  Continue to fill jar with water and drain, repeat 2-3 times to keep seeds moist.
At this point, I find a sunny window to put my seeds in, and turn jar on it's side to give the sprouts more room to spread out.  They will grow faster and take on a pretty green color.

Day 5...Wowsers!  Your jar should be stuffed with sprouts and ready to eat!
After Day 5 keep jar in refrigerator, keep moist by sprinkling with a little water, drain if needed.

I wasted no time busting into the jar to eat my sprouts on my sandwich!
Mmmm, mmmmm, so delicious!


  1. I will start doing this again. I love sprouts, but over time quite growing them. Thanks for the great reminder.

  2. Yummy! An alfalfa sprouts sandwich haha! You have no idea how much I love these. I ate a whole container of them from the store in one sitting without even realizing it.

    1. Greg...that is funny! but, I so can relate. The sprouts I grew for this post are just about gone. I guess I better start making some more.


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