HOW TO GROW SPROUTS IN A DRINKING GLASS
A step by step guide on how to grow sprouting seeds using a glass and water.
Time: 5 mins per sprout container
Follow up Time: 5 minutes 2-3 times per day to rinse seeds/sprouts
Harvest/ready to eat: 4-5 days
- TALL DRINKING GLASS - container for growing your sprouts (we are using a 14oz glass)
- FILTERED WATER - to soak and rinse sprouts
- SPROUTING SEEDS OF CHOICE - we are using our Daikon Radish Seeds from our JAPANESE HERB SEED PACK
- 5" x 5" FABRIC SQUARE - any natural/breathable fabric will work, to cover your container. We are using a few options: Cheesecloth, Linen, & our LINEN SPROUT COVER
- RUBBER BAND - to hold fabric over top of your sprouting container
- MESH STRAINER - to rinse your seeds/sprouts
- BOWL - to rest your seed container inside and keep at an angle
1. Place seeds in a clean TALL DRINKING GLASS - we are using 4 grams (approx 2 Tablespoons) - this is using out entire DAIKON SEED PACK will make enough sprouts to fill the entire glass.
2. Add WATER to cover seeds thoroughly
3. Cover glass with your FABRIC square of choice + RUBBER BAND to secure.
4. Let seeds soak for 8-12 hours overnight and keep in a cool dry location. If you are using larger seeds, the longer they soak the better (up to 24 hours).
5. Remove cover, and rinse seeds using your MESH STRAINER and clean WATER. I like to rinse about twice thoroughly in the strainer and then add seeds (without water) back to your glass and add FABRIC COVER + RUBBER BAND.
RINSE, DRAIN, REPEAT
6. Place your container upside down at an angle - to prop up place in a bowl OR on a towel and lean against a wall.
7. REPEAT this process 2-3 times per day and always make sure to keep your angled glass in a cool dry location so your sprouts down fry in the sun!
RINSE SCHEDULE - IMPORTANT (dont rinse enough and will dry out and or develop mold/bacteria)
8. After 1-2 days you will start to see the seeds opening up and the "tails" emerging from the seeds.
9. After 3-7 days your sprouts will be completely grown and you can give them a final rinse and eat. NOTE: you can tell when they are ready to eat when the leaves are bright green and tails are grown.
Sprouts can be stored in your fridge for max 2-3 days. Best to grow a small amount at a time to start!
If your seeds are not sprouting yet or growing slowly - growth could be slower if your home is cold. Simply, keep in a warmer location if possible!
If your sprouts aren't looking very green when full grown - place them in a sunny windowsill for a couple hours and they will brighten.
Step by step video guide is also available on our YouTube