Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Make Your Own Sprout Jars

Well as I promised, this blog will show you a super easy way to make your own sprouting jars for cheap! All you need is a wide mouth mason jar and some needlepoint screen. Both of these items can be found at your local Walmart. The jars will be found in the canning supplies section and the needlepoint screen can be found in the craft section:

First here are some samples of wide mouth jars that would work depending on the number of birds you are sprouting for:

Next, take the inside of the lid and trace an outline on the needlepoint screen:

Cut the screen along the trace outline:

Fit the screen inside the jar lid:

Screw the lid on top of the jar and you now have a sprouting jar!

I have found my "homemade" sprouting jars work better than the store bought lids. The holes are a nice size. They accomodate most beans and seeds well and drain easily. I also wash these in the dishwasher (top rack only) to disinfect them between sproutings.

In an upcoming blog, I will show you how to start sprouting for your birds using a few simple ingredients.