How to Grow Sprouts

Sprouting is easy, cheap, tasty, and comes with some nutritional benefits. 5-Minute Crafts will show you how to grow your own sprouts in just a few days.

What you’ll need

Apart from the dry legumes you want to sprout, you will need a colander with small holes and a piece without holes to put below the colander to help with drainage.

Step 1

This technique works for all kinds of legumes. In this case, we used lentils.

Pour some lentils into a bowl and let them soak in water for 24 hours.

Step 2

After 24 hours have passed, the lentils will expand a bit. Pour the seeds into the colander.

Step 3

Spread the seeds around.

Step 4

Cover the lentils with a towel and leave them in the kitchen.

Step 5

Now, for the next 3 to 6 days, you will need to add some water to the lentils and let them soak for a few minutes. Then, pour the water out and cover them up again. Do this twice a day.

For the few next days, the sprouts will get bigger and bigger.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

As mentioned before, you can let your legumes harvest from day 3 to day 6. In our case, they are 5 days old. It’s good to harvest them when they start sprouting little leaves.

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