sprouting jars using canning jars

sprouting jars using canning jars

by Shari Dotson
(San Diego CA)

I have been growing sprouts for a little over a year now.

I use 6 regular wide mouth canning jars, the wide mouth ring for the jars, and wire screen, bought from hardware store, like the kind you use to replace screens in your house or screen doors, and cut with scissors to exactly fit the wide mouth jar.

I add a tablespoon of alfalfa seeds, fill the jar with water, dump out the water the next morning, and refill the jar with water every other day, dumping out the water the next morning.

After 3-6 days I put the whole jar of sprouts in the fridge and use on sandwiches, usually used up in a day or two, so I have sprout jars going continuously.

They are easy to wash out, since my hand fits inside the wide mouth, and the screens are easy to reuse each time as well.


Many thanks for your useful contribution to our page on growing sprouts. The time you took to share this with us all is very much appreciated.

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