Gardening In The Winter With Sprouts

Supplies Needed:

1 quart-sized glass jar

1 square cheesecloth or sprout jar (to over lid)

1 rubber band (if using cheesecloth)

1 teaspoon

1-4 oz. of sprout seeds (alfalfa, green lentils, mung beans, black-eyed peas, radish)

1 roll paper tolls


  1. Pour 2 teaspoons of sprout seeds into the jar and add enough water to cover the seeds.
  2. Cover the jar with the cheesecloth and secure with rubber band. Or place the sprouting jar on and tighten.  Put the seeds in a cool, dark place such as a cupboard.
  3. The following day, drain the water into the sink. Pour clean water over the seeds and drain.  Then you may set the jar in a sunny place.
  4. Soak and drain the seeds twice a day for 3-5 days.
  5. Depending on the variety, around 4 or 5 days the little seedlings should be around 2-3 inches long and ready to eat.
  6. Try your sprouts plain. What do they taste like?  Now add them to a salad or sandwich!

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