Seed Sprouter Instructions


Sprouts are nutritious and can be easily grown in the home at any time of the year. They add a satisfying crunch to sandwiches and salads and vary in taste with the variety. Alfalfa sprouts are mild tasting, radish sprouts are spicy, sunflower seed sprouts are slightly nutty and broccoli sprouts taste like broccoli.

Step 1

Add 1 tbsp. of seeds suitable for sprouting to each compartment of the seed sprouter.

Step 2

Stack the components with the watertight one on the bottom, the opaque one on top and the clear ones containing the seeds stacked between the opaque ones.

Step 3

Fill the upper container with fresh tap water. The water will drain from it down through the clear containers containing the seeds and into the bottom, watertight one.

Step 4

Empty the water from the bottom container as soon as all the water has drained from the upper containers.

Step 5

Repeat Steps 3 and 4 twice daily until the seeds sprout and grow approximately 1 inch long, in about three or four days. The seeds are then fully sprouted and can be eaten.

Things You'll Need

  • Stacking type of seed sprouter with two or three compartments
  • Seeds for sprouting


  • Virginia Cooperative Extension: Sprouting Seeds for Food
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