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How to Grow Sprouts with Botanical Interests

October 19, 2016
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How to grow sprouts at home

Whether it's -12°F or 100+°F outside, you can always count on sprouts to give you a bounty of healthful, fresh food all year long right from your kitchen counter! Growing your own indoor sprouts assures that you will always have them on hand at the peak of freshness with maximum nutrition.

Botanical Interests’ sprouting varieties are certified organic, untreated, and (like all of our other seed varieties) tested at an independent laboratory to ensure that they have a high germination rate. Enjoy experimenting with the different flavors and textures. See specific varieties below.

Once you've enjoyed homegrown sprouts, you'll find they are indispensable in the kitchen.

Growing Sprouts

Wash all sprouter parts with warm, soapy water and a soft cloth before first use.

Although disinfecting sprouts is not necessary, if you choose to do so, here are some suggested disinfection methods.

Soak the suggested amount of seeds in separate bowls. Use enough water to cover the seeds about three times their depth and allow to soak about 8–12 hours then drain off the water.

Insert tray dividers if desired.

Spread seeds evenly in a single layer in the tray. Seeds will expand when wet, and will occupy approximately four times their initial volume.

Stack an additional growing tray if desired and repeat steps 4 and 5.

Add the water-diffusing lid to the top of the tray.

Rinsing at least twice daily with lots of water is the key to growing sprouts successfully! We recommend holding your seed trays with the lid in place, over the kitchen sink without the base and running at least 6 cups of cool water through the water-diffusing lid before replacing it on the base to drain. Or, you can place your trays on the base and pour 2 cups of water at a time through the diffusing lid. Empty the base after each rinsing. Repeat three times for a total of 6 cups of water.

Empty the base when the growing trays are completely drained or before rinsing.

Rinse at least twice a day.

General Rules and Tips for Sprouting

Rinse at least twice daily.

The optimal temperature for sprouting is 70°F.

Do not cover the lid; allow for air circulation.

Sprouts are edible in approximately 2–7 days.

If mold/mildew occurs (sometimes indicated by unpleasant odor), discard the batch of sprouts/seeds and start over after washing and sanitizing all sprouter parts.

Grow in indirect light. NOTE: Mung beans are best grown with minimal light to avoid bitterness.

Your Botanical Interests Seed Sprouter is perfect for storing fresh sprouts in the refrigerator.

About the Botanical Interests Seed Sprouter
We wanted our seed sprouter to work better. Our unique and easy-to-use design lets you grow up to four varieties of sprouts with one product!

Use tray dividers for up to 4 different types of sprouts, or remove to grow a larger batch of one variety in each tray.

Multiple trays allow you to start growing seeds every few days for a continuous supply of fresh sprouts.

It’s designed to hold optimal moisture for sprout success.

It’s great for refrigerator storage.

Your entire Botanical Interests Seed Sprouter is top-rack dishwasher safe, but we recommend hand washing all pieces if possible. Use warm, soapy water with a soft cloth, followed by rinsing with clean running water. Dry thoroughly. 

Trays are not microwaveable.

Try These Healthful, Delicious Varieties

Sprout Sampler Seed Collection -- A collection of 6 types of sprouting seeds for an exciting sample of fresh homegrown sprouts.

Sprouts Adzuki Bean Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds (LG) -- Strengthen your body with this enticingly earthy, versatile, high-protein superfood. 

Sprouts Alfalfa Organic Seeds (LG) --  Robust, nutty alfalfa sprouts are the original, classic sprout; one of the most popular.

Sprouts Bean Mix Organic Seeds (LG) -- A tasty, colorful trio of adzuki beans, mung beans and lentils provides a mild flavor and pleasant crunch to jazz up salads and other dishes!

Sprouts Broccoli Organic Seeds (LG) -- Broccoli sprouts are a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, with higher levels of the cancer-fighting phytochemical sulforaphane glucosinolate than mature heads of broccoli.

Sprouts Buckwheat Organic Seeds (LG) -- Grow gluten-free, mild, nutty sprouts in only two days! Treasured by ancient and modern health enthusiasts alike. Also called buckwheat groats.

Sprouts Fenugreek Organic Seeds (LG) -- With a nutty, maple syrup aroma, fenugreek sprouts add an exotic, spicy flavor to salads, sandwiches, and Indian cuisine.

Sprouts Garbanzo Bean Organic Seeds (LG) -- These snackable sprouts make quite an entrance! Also called chick peas, the crunchy, nutty, high-fiber little gems have innumerable culinary uses.

Sprouts Lentil Organic Seeds (LG) -- Lentil sprouts have traveled the world and delighted palates on six continents. Enliven any dish, from simple to exotic.

Sprouts Mung Bean Organic Seeds (LG) -- Crisp, tender texture and slightly sweet, mild flavor similar to fresh garden peas. Indispensable to Asian cuisine, but also wonderful in salads or sandwiches!

Sprouts Radish China Rose Organic Seeds (LG) -- With the pungency of root radish, they provide a zesty flavor and crunch to liven up any dish you sprinkle them on.

Sprouts Salad Mix Organic Seeds (LG) -- Give your salads an added spark of flavor and color! Sweet, mild, tangy; a full flavor experience!

Sprouts Sandwich Mix Organic Seeds (LG) -- Our own special blend for fabulous sandwiches - sweet, mild alfalfa and refreshing, crunchy red clover, with zesty, piquant radish.

Sprouts Wheat Berries Organic Seeds (LG) -- After sprouting, these chewy, nutty "berries" give you the goodness of whole wheat in its purest form. So versatile; enjoy in cool dishes, cooked fare, and bakery delights!