The Sproutocracy - Growing your own sprouts at home

Does anyone else grow their own sprouts? I’ve been doing it for about a year now and really liking the results. Currently I mostly grow a mix of Radish, Broccoli, and Alfalfa seeds. I use a sprouting jar lid with a wide-mouth mason. It’s very low-effort which is my favourite part. :smiley:

If I buy a 5 lb bag of sprouting mix it works out to about 14bux a lb of seed which is very economical since a full widemouth mason jar of sprouts takes only 3 tablespoons of seeds vs a supermarket pack of grown sprouts which costs about 4bux. Also my crop tastes much better imo :smiley:

Here are some pics before I switched to my fancy pants lid and just used cheesecloth.

Now I use this sprouter lid:

Sprouts!

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I did try last year. I used a mason jar with the proper lid.
I rinsed twice a day etc, but got sick the first time I tried them - not sure if it was the sprouts or something else so I haven’t tried since

Sorry to hear that. Do you remember what you were sprouting?

Was it mung bean sprouts? I avoided those because my place is so warm. Had good luck tho with alfalfa-type stuff.

It may have been mung. I bought 2 packs, one was mung, the other a mix.
Can I get a small sample of what you are using and I’ll try again?

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of course! Will bring in some for you tomorrow and leave in the dropbox. The source is good - I’ve been making sprouts from this batch for a while. Will bring you some from the same bag I’ve been using.

Here’s the brand I buy.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07YRJW9V8/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A6NL9JOZSRI4P&psc=1

edit: also no mung beans in that mix.

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That was fast!

I’m still doing this. Anyone else want to try growing sprouts at home? If so, let me know if you want some seeds to try.

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It’s so easy and the mix that @janet is using makes awesome tasting sprouts.
A mason jar and $7 lid from Manderville Garden near Holdem in Burnaby and you are set.

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I used to sprout with cheese cloth, then plastic mesh and rubber bands. It was all kinda icky. As a direct result of your post @Janet I bought a 6 packs of mason sprouting lids ~$20, and a kg of simple alfalfa sprouts.

The sprouts are taking over


Somewhat related, I made black hummus. I took these jars into work.

Sandwich porn. Super thin sourdough.

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oo that all looks really good. What recipe do you use for black bean hummus? Gotta try that.

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No recipe. Black beans, olive oil, tahini, corriander, cumin, garlic, paprika, cayenne, and lotsa lemon juice.

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Hey all - reviving this thread because I think many of us are unable to leave the house for groceries. This is a good way to take control of supplying yourself with nutritious greens that taste great. You can grow sprouts in only 3 days with no soil, in a jar or any other clean clear container.

Here are lids: https://www.amazon.ca/Masontops-Plastic-Mason-Sprouting-Mouth/dp/B07899HNQM/
(not required - you can use a tea towel or cheese cloth for the draining)

Seeds are here: http://sprouting.com/

I like the alfalfa a lot!

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Ramping up production. These are 1L jars

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If anyone needs groceries etc I can deliver.

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Anyone mind if I make this a public thread? Then non-members can see it.

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I’m just making this thread public so others can see it who may find it useful during this crazy time. If anyone has a problem with that please pm me and I’ll be happy to make it private again. Cheers.

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