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How to Sprout Seeds in 5 Easy Steps

By Edited May 7, 2014 4 7

Learning how to sprout seeds can be beneficial. For one, seeds such as grains, legumes, or nuts can sometimes cause stomach problems. These problems can be avoided if you sprout these seeds.

Furthermore, seed sprouts are good additions to your diet. They are nutritious and they give color to any dish or meal that you prepare. If you want to know how to sprout seeds, read the list below to know the basic steps.

1. Discard seeds that are black or moldy green in color. These seeds should not be eaten because they might contain toxins that are bad for your body. Also, remove broken or disfigured seeds. You should only sprout seeds that are still in good condition. This might take some time so be patient.

2. The next step on how to sprout seeds is to soak them. Wash them first to remove any dirt. Then, soak them for about 4 to 12 hours, depending on what type of seeds you are going to sprout. Small and soft seeds only require a few hours of soaking while large and hard seeds require much longer time to soak. While soaking, it is important to replace the water every two hours to prevent it from getting stale.

3. After soaking, the seeds should remain damp. Keep them damp by rinsing them about twice a day or by placing them inside a container with cover. The cover can be a clean piece of cloth. Tie it around the mouth of the jar with a rubber band or string. You have to remember that you should not keep them wet, only damp or molds will start to grow.

4. Your seeds will start to sprout after a few hours or five days, depending on the kind of seeds you have. Smaller seeds start to sprout faster than bigger seeds.

5. Since you only want your seeds to sprout, not to develop leaves, do not expose them to direct sunlight. Natural light is fine for sprouting.



Dec 3, 2010 2:44pm
50,000 article on InfoBarrel and a great article at that. Thumbs up from me!!!
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Dec 3, 2010 7:05pm
Great 50,000 article! Also, this sounds like a fun project to do with the grandkids. Good job all around!
Dec 4, 2010 1:46pm
Great article. Congratulations.^^
Dec 4, 2010 9:35pm
50,000!!!! Congrats!!!
Dec 23, 2010 7:54pm
Good Article, Sprouts taste great and are very nutritious! I just wanted to add one more tip; Make sure to keep a bit of air circulation around the seeds. If they don't get enough air then your crops might fail.
Mar 23, 2011 9:07am
Great article..Right now I am trying to sprout a Porto Rican Yam which I hope to grow. Thanks.
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