How do I Grow SPROUTS & MICRO-GREENS on a Liveaboard Sailboat Yacht?

Each and every living seed will grow into a plant. It's when that seed begins to grow (germinate) that we call the beginning growth stage of the plant a "sprout".

This is the practice of germinating seeds to be eaten either raw or cooked. They are a convenient way to have fresh vegetables for salads, or otherwise, in any season and can be germinated at home or produced industrially.

Sprouts are said to be rich in digestible energy, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, proteins, and phytochemicals! 

In as little as 3 days you will be able to start eating your fresh sprouts! Super easy to grow and extremely healthy for you. Sprouts don't require any soil, and will only use up a very small amount of your drinkable water that you have on board. 

Sprouts are inexpensive, fast growing, and incredibly nutritious.  Toss them on sandwiches or even try them as a garnish for stir-fries.

Our Most Popular Types of Sprouts/Microgreens

1. Alfalfa Sprout Seeds

  • Days before you can eat them | 2-5 days 
  • Description | There really isn't much to say about Alfalfa that most everyone doesn't know already!  They are delicious, easy to grow, and very nutritious. In fact, alfalfa sprouts are high in protein, calcium, plus other minerals, vitamins in the B group, vitamin C, and vitamin E.

2. Clover Sprout Seeds
  • Days before you can eat them | 2-5 days 
  • Description | If you like alfalfa sprouts then you’ll love the sweet mild flavor of red clover sprouts from clover seed. These sprouts are actually larger and more flavorful than alfalfa sprouts and make a great addition to sandwiches and salads.

3.  Radish Sprouts
  • Days before you can eat them | 3-6 days  
  • Radish sprouts are extremely high in nutrition.   A member of the mustard family and probably originating in Eurasia, radish is one of the world’s earliest recorded cultivated vegetables.
  • Radish sprouts have 29 times more vitamin C than milk and 4 times the vitamin A. They have 10 times the calcium of a potato and more vitamin C than a pineapple.
  • They're easy to grow - and - taste great.
  • Radish sprouts have gained popularity in recent years.
    4.  Adzuki Bean Sprouts
    • Days before you can eat them | 3-5 days 
    • Description | Certified Kosher by Chabad House of Western Michigan. The Adzuki Bean (Vigna angularis) has been grown in the Far East for centuries. Adzuki beans are one of Japan’s largest crops, with annual consumption of over 120,000 metric tons. Adzuki beans are often sprouted for only one day, mixed with other sprouts and called a "Crispy Mix" or "Crunchy Mix". They are commonly used throughout Asia in a variety of ways.

    5. Broccoli Sprout Seeds
    • Days before you can eat them | 3-7 days
    • Description | An easy to grow sprout that is extremely nutritious. Broccoli sprouts are 10x - 100x higher in some cancer-fighting compounds than the mature vegetable
    6. Wheat Grass/Berries
    • Days before you can eat them | 2-3 day to sprout - ready to juice in appx. 7 to 10 days 
    • Description | Wheat grass/berries are an excellent source of dietary fiber, just like any whole grain. High in folic acid, protein, B-complex vitamins and vitamin E.  


    Steps for Sprouting Seeds

    The easiest method of growing sprouts is to use a Mason jar. (which is great because it takes up very little space on a counter!) The key is to provide plenty of fresh air to enter the jar and only cover the top with a mesh screen.

    Step 1: Soaking

    For a quart-sized jar, put 1 ½ to 2 tablespoons of small seeds (up to 1 cup if using larger seeds like green peas or garbanzo) in the sprouting jar. Cover top of the jar with a cloth or sprouting lid and rinse the seeds in warm (not hot) water. Drain and refill so that water is about an inch above the seeds. Let the seeds soak 8-12 hours (overnight). Protect from light by covering with a dish towel or placing in a cupboard.

    Step 2: Rinsing

    Rinse 2 to 3 times per day for 2 to 3 days. After thoroughly draining the rinse water, lay the jar on its side to spread out the seeds. Do not expose to light. After 2 to 3 days the sprouts should be filling up the jar.

    Things to Remember:

    1. Rinse often (2-3 times/day).

    2. Keep them moist, not wet.

    3. Keep them at room temperature.

    4. Give them air to breathe.

    5. Don't grow too many in one container.

    6. Keep them in a dark place.

    Start growing your own sprouts even faster and with less hassle by purchasing our:

    All-in-1 Sprout Seed Bank + Mason Sprout Jar

    What's Included:

    • 32 oz. Glass Mason Jar with Sprouting Lid and Mesh Screen

    • 6 of our most popular seed sprouting varieties 

    • Over 1 lb. of sprouting seeds

    • Step-by-step sprouting instructions

    • Resealable Mylar packaging for long-term seed storage


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