How to grow sprouts in a Mason Jar!! This easy at-home method will help reduce your plastic waste in the kitchen and only cost you pennies on the dollar compared to store-bought sprouts and microgreens. All you will need is a wide mouth mason jar, metal sprouting lid, and seeds!
How To Grow Sprouts
First you’ll need to soak 1 tablespoon of seeds in 1 cup of water overnight in your mason jar. In the morning drain and rinse them. Add your sprouting lid, rounded side facing into the jar, and prop the jar up on something so it’s pointing downward but air isn’t restricted to the seeds.
Every day for the next 6 days (or until the jar is full of sprouts) rinse and drain once in the morning and once in the evening. The rest of the time just leave it propped with proper airflow and they will grow! The speed of growth will depend on the light and warmth of your kitchen, mine doesn’t have direct sunlight and is pretty cold right now and it takes me 6 days. If you live in a warmer climate it may be quicker for you. About halfway through make sure to gently separate the sprouts so they don’t grow densely clumped together, see the video above for reference. 🙂
Storing Sprouts for Freshness
Once your sprouts are done take an airtight container and line it with a small towel, I use my ‘unpaper towels’ from the kitchen. Then gently separate your sprouts and place them inside. The towel will help to absorb excess moisture. Close the container and store in the fridge, should last for a few days up to a week. Enjoy on soups, in salads or sandwiches, snacks, and more!
Have you every made your own sprouts? Are you going to give this a try? Leave a comment below and if you make these post a picture to Instagram and tag me @CultivatorKitchen and use the hashtag #cultivatorkitchen.