How to Grow Bean Sprouts at Home

All of us want healthy and fresh food for our families. When it comes to healthy food, there is nothing like sprouts. There are a number of different types of sprouts grown in different parts of the world like bean sprouts, radish sprouts and alfalfa sprouts. They can be used in different kind of food like sandwiches and salads; whereas, if you want, you can have them alone as they can be a delicious side dish. If you are smart enough, you can grow your own bean sprouts at home as it is quite a simple task and can also help you save some bucks. You do not need any expensive or fancy equipment for growing sprouts at home.

Things Required:

– Cheese cloth
– One large mouth mason jar
– Rubber band
– Bean sprout seeds


  • 1

    Choose the place

    The first step towards growing bean sprouts at home is to decide the appropriate place for placing the seed jar. A backyard is often the best place for plantation but make sure that sunlight reaches there and it is not too congested.

  • 2

    Arrange bean sprout seeds

    You should visit a local nursery to arrange bean sprout seeds. Make sure that you buy the seeds of the highest quality as it will help you grow them better. Rinse the seeds nicely under running water.

  • 3

    Place the seeds in a mason jar

    You can now place the seeds at the bottom of a mason jar before you cover them with 1 or 2 inches of water. The jar needs to be covered with a cheese cloth and secure it at the top of the jar using a rubber band. You should allow the seeds to soak overnight or for at least 12 hours.

  • 4

    Drain the seeds

    Drain the seeds after the initial soak before you cover them with water once again. Swirl the seeds around the jar nicely before draining them again. Prop the jar up, after rinsing and draining, to ensure that it tilts with the opening downward. This process will help you prevent mold growth as all the water would be drained.

  • 5

    Continue to rinse and drain

    You are now required to continue to rinse and drain twice a day at minimum until you get a sprout growth of about one to two inches. This process is likely to take three to five days, depending on the type of seed used.

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