NOTE: The main challenge is keeping a clean environment to eliminate the possibility of contamination from pathogenic bacteria.  All equipment must be carefully and completely clean.

FILTERED OR TAP WATER? My preference is to use filtered water in all aspects of sprouting. Tap water typically contains chlorine or chloramines and fluoride that must be removed to keep sprouts healthy and produce the best finished product.

This batch of broccoli seeds was started at 8 p.m. on a Monday evening. This method will produce four jars or approximately 600 grams of fresh sprouts.

Use 4 wide mouth jars / yellow small hole growing lids / quality broccoli seeds / tablespoon.

Add 2 heaping tablespoons of broccoli seeds per jar.

Fill jars with 2 cups of filtered water.

Here I’m using a spoon to sink as many “floaters” as possible

I don’t spend a lot of time on floaters so this looks good enough

I pick a neutral spot and cluster the soaking jars for overnight storage.

I then cover the soaking jars with 2 hand towels to eliminate light and dust.

Broccoli Sprouts Day 1