Growing Sprouts




About: A fitness Instructor, active mother of 3

An easy and nutritious way to grow your own sprouts with seeds! Sprouts the wonder food...almost any seed can be sprouted. So tasty and a great way to add them to your lunches. I have a sprouting system but, you can use a stackable plastic system with a colander and tray to catch the water and cover the top with plastic wrap to keep in some moisture.


Step 1: Add Seeds to the Plastic Dishes

Add 1 tbsp of seeds to a plastic dish with holes in them. These are mung beans but alfalfa, radish and onion seeds can be used as well.
The smaller the seed the quicker it sprouts.

Step 2: Watering the Seeds on Day 1

Add water to cover 1" higher than seeds
Stack over another plastic dish to drain and catch water.
Repeat daily for 3-4 days.

Step 3: Water Draining Day 3

Remove drained water immediately or seeds will rot. The plastic discs have hole drilled in with a stopper to allow water to drain.

Step 4: Mung Sprouts Ready to Use

Repeat with water and drain daily.
I pour the drained water into my plants.
When the sprouts have split and germinated add them to wraps, sandwiches or salads.
Fresh sprouts are really fresher than the bought ones.



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    5 years ago on Introduction

    Great instructable...I recently got my hands on a sprouting tray setup and this definitely helps and motivates me to try it. Those wraps look incredible!

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    great, hope you do try it...its easy and my kids actually enjoy them more because they taste fresher than bought sprouts

    Nice deal. I typically soak the seeds overnight, they sprout in a day or two after that.

    Have you ever tried sprouting different seeds together? If so, what mixes work well?

    1 reply

    Yes, the seeds I bought are mixed as well, but the big ones take much longer than the fine seeds and then the small ones may mould before the large ones are good enough