The 5 Types of Seed Sprouters

April 18, 2009 by  
Filed under Seed Sprouters

Automatic Seed Sprouter

Automatic Seed Sprouter

Another great thing about sprouting is that there are so many ways to sprout, all you have to do is choose the seed sprouter or method that you like best and stick with it. The 5 basic types of seed sprouters are tray, jar, bag, tube, or automatic.

The tray sprouter can be round or rectangle with holes or grids on the bottom. They enable leafy sprouts to grow straight and tall. Alfalfa and sunflower are two good examples of sprouts that would do well with this method of sprouting.

Sprouting Jars are an easy fast and convenient way to sprout. Just make sure your jar can be easily drained with sometime of filter at the top of the jar so the sprouts get sufficient drainage and air circulation.

Sprout bags are natural fiber sacks that provide air circulation and drainage on all sides. They don’t require much kitchen space and can even hang!

A Sprouting Tube is a plastic jar-like device with top and bottom perforated covers for better air circulation and drainage.

Automatic Sprouters use electricity and automatically rinse wheatgrass and sprouts for you so that you don’t have to worry about consistently watering your sprouts.

Each sprouter has its own set of pros and cons.  For example, using an Automatic Sprouter does cost money to power, but on the other hand it allows you to put in the seeds and forget it.  It’s up to you which type of sprouter you choose.  You can also try different methods and see which one works best with your lifestyle.