If you know about broccoli sprouts, you may have already heard about growing sprouts in a jar at home. The GEFU germinator jar may provide the easiest solution, but let me explain why.
Growing Sprouts in a Jar: What’s Best?
Many people start with a glass mason jar, mesh netting and rubber bands. Although cheap, this jar method often results in crops containing mold or fungus due to improper ventilation and drainage.
As a result, the sprouts are inedible and must be thrown away. Hence, the cheapest way to grow broccoli sprouts may not be so cheap after all.
Actually, some people wonder if you can grow sprouts in a glass jar at all, due to this common problem. When in fact, you can!
Note: In comparison, GEFU Sprouting Jars allow you to grow sprouts from seed with adequate ventilation, moisture and air flow. Consequently, you eliminate the bacteria and fungus problem.
Plus, the healthier environment encourages more seeds to sprout. Therefore, you get a larger amount of sprouts “harvest” (using the same number of seeds).
In other words, you get more sprouts for the money you spend on seeds, and the GEFU easily pays for itself.
Not to mention, the GEFU Sprouter has a sleek, clean look that looks nice on your kitchen counter.
GEFU Sprouter VS Electric Sprouting Systems:
Automatic sprouters definitely have their advantages. They essentially do all the work for you, plus they can grow more sprouts at one time.
In other words, these machines can save you a lot of time. They are ultra low-maintenance when it comes to gardening.
However, they can take up a lot of space on your kitchen counter. Plus, they require electricity. And many of them are made of plastic.
What Can You Grow in the GEFU Sprouting Jar?
People germinate a variety of seeds in their glass jars. In addition to broccoli sprouts, you can grow sunflower, chia, mung bean, radish, lentil, pea and alfalfa to name a few. Check out this variety pack.
Widening the range of plants in your diet can provide more nutrition, not to mention flavor. Once you find out how easily you can incorporate sprouts into salads, sandwiches, wraps and on top of other dishes, you may want more than 1 jar.
Note: If you want to buy multiple jars, you can request a discount from the seller and save some money. This also enables you to grow a different seeds at one time and have a fresh harvest each day of the week.
Actually, some people who suffer from intestinal gas find that sprouting grains and legumes can conveniently reduce or eliminate this issue. Plus, young sprouts often contain enzymatic properties and a greater vitamin content.
How to Grow Sprouts in a Jar:
The video below demonstrates how to make sprouts in a few simple steps.
First, add dry seeds to the GEFU and cover with water. Second, pour out the water and rinse the seeds. This begins the germination process.
Third, flip the glass jar over and snap into the black base unit. Twice daily (typically morning and evening), rinse the sprouts with fresh clean water. Then, place back onto the base unit.
After about 1 week, your sprouts will be ready to eat. If you don’t eat them right away, you can move them to your fridge to keep them fresh.
Note: This specially-designed sprouting system provides optimal air circulation, sunlight and moisture. Therefore, the sprouts don’t dry out, nor do they get waterlogged.
Think of it like a miniature greenhouse.
Specs for the GEFU Sprouting Jar:
- Dimensions: 7″ Tall x 5″ Diameter
- Weight: 1 lb
- Material: High-Grade Stainless Steel, Glass, Silicone
- Drainage Tray: ABS Plastic
- Dishwasher Safe
- Color: Clear/Black
- Model #: GF18910 “BIVITA”
- Brand: GEFU
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