Do you want to DIY Guide to Growing Alfalfa Sprouts! Grow your own sprouts at home, but don’t know how? Growing sprouts at home is easy and more affordable than buying them from your local grocer. Alfalfa seeds or any type of sprouting seeds will work with the following method of sprouting. These types of seeds can usually be found at a co-op or health foods store, or you may also be able to find them online.
There are many health benefits from eating sprouted seeds and I, for one, enjoy the fresh taste and crunch that sprouts have to offer!
A DIY Guide to Growing Sprouting Alfalfa Sprouts
A DIY Guide to Growing Alfalfa Sprouts
1-2Tablespoonsalfalfa seedsfor sprouting
large mason jar
sprouting lidscrew on lid with tiny holes
Muslim clothuse this method to cover the jar if you don’t have a lid, cheese cloth, thin cloth with a rubber band.
Place the seeds in the mason jar and cover with sprouting lid or cloth and rubber band.
Rinse the seeds a couple times and then cover with a good amount water, about 1/4 c. and leave them soak 5-6 hours or overnight.
Drain seeds after soaking
To rinse the seeds, cover them with water and swirl to wash them. Drain the water, then repeat
Rinse the seeds twice a day while sprouting the seeds. It should take about 4 days to completely sprout your seeds.
For two out of the four days of sprouting, leave the mason jar on its side after rinsing in a cool, dark place (out of the sun)
For the last two days let the sprouts keep rinsing twice a day and let the sprouts sit in the sun. This encourages them to grow green leaves from the energy they obtain from the sun
After your sprouts are completely sprouted, store in the refrigerator.
Enjoy on top of salads, sandwiches, soups, and more!
This recipe calls for 2 tablespoons alfalfa seeds and your jar will be pretty tight and packed with sprouts after sprouting. This is why I recommend decreasing the amount of seeds that you use.