Seed Sprouter Advice Needed......
I had one years ago. Would like to start growing a variety of sprouts once again. Is there a better way of growing sprouts other than using a small commercial plastic container. After reading many comments on various sites, it seems they all have a tendency to clog. Are too small and also too short. Have read suggestions about using Bell jars and cheese cloth. Can they be grown in flat trays , in dirt, outside? Please help. If there's a place for info on this....it's here. Thanks!!!
I'm a jar and cheesecloth grower. I just have never spent the money on a dedicated sprouter. I use quart/half gallon jars with cheesecloth held on with a rubber band for most sprouting but on rare occasions when I want large quantities I'll use a gallon jar. I just rinse and drain the sprouts right through the cheesecloth. The only time I take the cloth off during the process is if it gets clogged with hulls. Then I rinse off the hulls, squeeze it out and put it back on.
Thank you both for the info. Back in the 70's my Dad used to sprout mung beans for cooking out of his Joyce Chen cookbook. Years later, I began to sprout other smaller seeds in a plastic "sprouter" but found it too small. I will most definately use the method you both suggested. Why not be frugal when you can? Thanks again.