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What you need:
  • 1 quart glass jar
  • Seeds
  • Cheesecloth
  • Rubberband
Edible vegetable seeds can be easily sprouted using a glass or ceramic jar and some cheesecloth. Start by placing the seeds in a jar and covering them with some warm water. You want about four times the volume of the seeds worth of water in the jar.
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Let the seeds soak overnight. Remove any floating seeds from the jar. Any seeds that do not sink to the bottom of the jar after soaking for a few hours won't sprout.
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Cover the opening of the jar with cheesecloth and secure it in place with a rubber band. Carefully pour out the water. The seeds will need to be rinsed two to three times a day to keep them moist and to prevent them from rotting. Simply pour some water through the cheesecloth, swirl it around gently, and pour it out.
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The seeds need to be kept in the dark to sprout, so if you are using a clear jar, cover it with a towel or put it in a cupboard.
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It should take 3-5 days for the seeds to start sprouting. Keep rinsing them regularly until they are ready to eat.