Learning how to grow alfalfa sprouts is super easy. Growing alfalfa sprouts are great for beginner’s as they are very easy to sprout. 60 ml – ¼ cup of dry seeds will yield about 3- 12 cups of sprouts. After you learn how to grow alfalfa sprouts you can use it in salads, in sandwiches, on soups or even to juice as it is very mild in taste.
It is recommended that you use a tray to learn how to grow sprout alfalfa sprouts as they have very tiny seeds and thus tiny sprouts. The tray method allows the sprouts to grow densely then removed as one sheet.
To start buy alfalfa seeds that are labelled for sprouting. Depending on which method you choose to sprout, the amount of seeds that you require will vary. Read the instructions on the package or start off with 1 tablespoon and vary the amount accordingly. Generally for a jar sprouter you will need 1-2 tablespoons of seeds.
Soak the seeds overnight for about 8-10 hours and then continue to rinse them twice a day in cold water for about 5-7 days. The alfalfa sprouts should then be ready to eat by the and about 3-5cm in length. Put your leftover sprouts in the fridge in an air tight zip-lock bag or container with a damp paper towel lining the inside.
Sprouting Tip – When growing alfalfa sprouts or any sprouts, give the sprouts sunlight in the last few days to develop chlorophyll which will increase the energy and nutritional value of the sprout.
That’s all there is to it! Growing alfalfa sprouts is super easy once you get the basics down.