Indoor Farming: Day 2

For any of you that know me, you know I have a very "black thumb".  Up until last year, the longest I had ever kept a house plant alive was around 4 months.  I have now succeeded in keeping an indoor plant alive for over a year, but it probably doesn't count because it is part of the cactus family.  So with all this in mind, I didn't have high hopes for growing sprouts.  But, they are GROWING!

Here is what we have done so far:

Steps 1-5 can be found here.

Step 6: Drain water and rinse seeds.
Step 7:  Continue to Rinse and drain 2-3 times a day for the next couple of days. (I didn't do this the first day - whoops.  I told you I have a black thumb.) 
Day 2 - still just seeds
To help with the drainage you can elevate the bottom and let the water drain onto a plate.

Day 3 - starting to sprout.
Tomorrow I will place the jar on my window sill to encourage the sprouts to turn green.  I think I'm still supposed to rinse and drain them a few times a day.  I'll keep you posted!


  1. I love the pictures! How much/how many sprouts will come from this?

  2. Sorry that I haven't commented lately - I have been keeping up with all the posts - but I felt like I was just flying by the computer for a few minutes at a time! I think that Jonah would love growing sprouts ... maybe you could tell me more about it over the phone so I could dabble in it as well. What a great teaching opportunity! Missed you at church yesterday - hope we can connect in the next couple days!

  3. The finished product was a jar 3/4 the way full of sprout. Since I used a sprout mix, some of the sprouts (radish) were a little spicy for the kids. When I do this in the future I will probably just stick with alfalfa, lentils, or mung bean.