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Always wanted to grow fresh microgreens indoors. It would be nice to enjoy fresh microgreens even during the colder months. Initially, was growing using soil later wanted to try out the hydroponic method of growing. This method is a very simple, compact, clean and requires very fewer items. As the microgreens can be harvested within 10 to 15 days changing water or adding any fertilizer is not required. Easy to grow easy to harvest. tastes very fresh and crisp.

Step 1: Things Needed

Picture of Things Needed

1) A container to hold water (I used a bowl)

2) A Mesh ( I used the mesh from a flour sieve)

3) Seeds ( I used fenugreek seeds, mustard, wheatgrass)

4) Water (normal tap water)


* Choose the container such that the mesh can be placed comfortably in the container and also is able to hold the required amount of water.

* Initially tried out a strainer but that was curved at the bottom holding fewer seeds. Flour Sieve was flat at the bottom so used it.

DavidM106911 days ago
Could you post a link to the sieve?
Great Job, i like your idea. very simple and anybody could do it at home
beaskywalk19 days ago
looks like a n excelent type of sieve that you have found. I have often thought that there must be better options than what is sold as sprouting equipment, and this looks very much like the solution.
satosi20 days ago
Love this idea for sprouting. I hate when my jar sprouts start getting brown when I haven't managed to get enough water out after rinsing. My last batch of daikon radish sprouts ended up having to be thrown out because of this. It also seems like this method makes the sprouts grow much better as they're reaching for the sun vertically. Will be trying this out very soon.
abcameo22 days ago
I was successful in growing watercress but I made the mistake of letting the roots sit in water the entire time. Using your example, next time I'll use mesh and barely submerge the bottom and see what happens. I'm hoping to keep it constantly growing. Many thanks!
DwightD122 days ago
I'm going to give this a go with the Wheat Grass for my cats. I think the mesh will hold better than when I sprout the Wheat Grass in soil and the little buggers rip it out by the roots and all.Time to go look for a plastic sieve.
brad ley23 days ago
Can you please tell me if this will work for broccoli sprouting?
What a clever method for sprouting! I love sprouting beans and greens, but I hate how things can get stinky and moldy in no time at all with sprouting jars. This is so much better :)