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.
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.
After 24 hours have passed, the lentils will expand a bit. Pour the seeds into the colander.
Spread the seeds around.
Cover the lentils with a towel and leave them in the kitchen.
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.
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.