Indoor Farming: Day 1

Well, not exactly farming.  We're growing sprouts!

This is something I remember doing when I was little, but could not remember how it was done.  I have a vague memory of a jar and pouring water out, but that was about it.  So after doing some Googling, I'm now ready to give it a try.  Most of the information below is from this helpful link.  There are many sprouting resources out there.  I found most of them very informative, but overwhelming.  So I am going to try and keep it as simple as I can.

Step 1: Gather Supplies - 1 quart jar, cheesecloth or screen for lid, sprouting beans or seeds, (I used a sprouting mix), water, and spoon.
Step 2: Fill jar 1/2 full with water. 
Step 3: Add 2 Tablespoons of Seeds or Beans.

Step 4: Put the lid on the jar.
Step 5: Set the jar out of direct sunlight and leave for 8 hours.
This is happening in real time here folks, so these seed are sitting in my cupboard right now, and I will update the tutorial as it happens.  Hopefully I can actually grow something.

Interested in reading A LOT more about sprouts try:  Mumm's Sprouting Seeds, or The Sprout People.

To be continued...


  1. looks like a fun project for everyone, and easy/inexpensive enough that if there are some beginners mistakes it won't be too bad.

  2. I'm thinking about ordering some bulk sprout seeds if anyone wants in on them.