Alfalfa Sprouts

Grow your own Sprouts

We got these instructions from my daughter’s teacher years ago when she was in 4th grade.  It was meant to be an at home experiment to teach them about seed germination, but it was so fun, we continued to make the sprouts to eat.  

Always be sure to purchase the seeds that are intended for sprouting at home. Seeds bought in bulk may be intended for pastures & might contain pesticides or other chemicals.

Follow these instructions and they will be ready to eat in about 2 – 3 days!

Measure 2 T. of the seeds and place in a quart size jar. Fill jar halfway with water and place a piece of netting over the top and secure with a rubber band. Soak seeds in the water 4 – 8 hours. Dump out the water and invert the jar into a bowl that will hold the jar (to allow the seeds to drain thoroughly.)

Sprouts inverted

Rinse and drain the seeds 2 times a day until sprouts are about 1” long; usually about 2 – 3 days. The quart jar will be completely full of sprouts! Put a lid on the jar and store in refrigerator and use within about 3 days.

Sprouts are sooooo good on sandwiches and salads.  Theye are full of vitamin C, folate and fiber. A small 1 lb. bag of alfalfa seeds for sprouting will cost about $8.00.

Just this 1 lb. bag of seeds will yield jars and jars of sprouts.  A pint size cup of these same sprouts, like you buy in the produce section of the grocery store, will cost about $2.50 or more.

Try these, or better yet, get the kids to try them!  They’re fun!

2 thoughts on “Grow your own Sprouts

  1. Mysticgnome

    Where did you buy your sprouts? I would like to buy them locally before I invest in an online order from sprout people.
    Thank you,


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