Use seed sprouters to grow your own sprouts
Seed sprouters (or germinators) are devices used to grow sprouts. Whilst you can make your own sprouters using an old jar covered with muslin cloth, many people prefer to use inexpensive, purpose-built seed sprouters to grow a consistent supply of sprouts for each meal.
The BioSnacky system has two types of seed sprouters. Both are easy to use, simple to clean and dishwasher safe:
- A large, 3 tier germinator
- A small glass germinator
This large seed sprouter is made from environmentally friendly acrylic. It consists of three trays for the germination of seeds, a tray for collecting water used to irrigate your seeds and a lid.
With the 3 tier sprouter, you will be able to ‘sow’ your sprouts at staggered intervals – starting every 2 or 3 days. This allows you to have a more consistent supply of sprouts. As one tray of sprouts is ready for harvesting, the others will contain seeds just starting to germinate.
Water the 3 tier germinator from the topmost tray 2 or 3 times daily and see the water drain through all trays via the specially designed plug which uses capillary action to make sure that all layers remain moist, feeding your seeds and sprouts.
This is ideal for the single person or small family. The small glass germinator consists of a glass jar with a high quality lid with drainage holes.
Using the glass germinator is simple – place the seeds in the glass jar, add water, replace the lid and invert the jar so that water drains out again. Do this 2 or 3 times a day.
Whilst suitable for small families, the downside of this small seed sprouter is that you can only grow one batch of sprouts at any one time