from Glenda Swanson
For maintenance of the sprouter:
The SCREEN is easily cleaned with a brush and may also
be put into the dishwasher. Occasionally they may be cleaned
with the green scour pads when mineral deposits accumulate. DO
NOT PUT THE PLASTIC IN THE DISHWASHER.
The PLASTIC is heat sensitive. When there is a
slight mineral deposit on the bottom part, it may be cleaned
very easily using a USED green pad (they are rectangles)
that is sold for pot cleaning. Make sure that it has been well
used and is now soft, as a new one will leave
Please be advised that nature wants to ensure survival
during a drought and for that reason there will occasionally
be a seed that will not sprout as quickly as the others and if
eaten can be rough on the teeth.
Warmth will make anything sprout a little faster, however
organisms also like this environment, so common sense should
be used. The more warmth, the more frequently the water should
"A seed sleeps until it sprouts"
An added advantage to this sprouter: Two different seeds or
beans may be sprouted at the same time, without too much
effort in keeping them separate, (one on each side of the
screen). You may harvest each one at the time that it matures.
Water is VERY important for our health. If we do not drink
much water, we MUST include it in our diets juicy food. The
best choices are fruits, vegetables, and sprouts and greens.
ANY seeds or beans
placed on the mesh over the water will look for the water by
germinating into the water through the mesh. This is natural
for the roots to reach into the water.
When the seed or
bean starts to gain nutrients from the minerals in the water
it effects the appearance (color) of the plant.
the sprouts slow their growth. .When storing ANY type of
sprout (store bought) in the refrigerator, it is
important to rinse them daily to keep them fresh. The
nutritional value is still
can make your sprouts grow faster and they will also grow
slower if the conditions are colder, but around 70 degrees is
optimum. All sprouts generate heat themselves during their
growth and this may have to be compensated for, from time to
time, by rinsing more frequently. In the years following this
simple invention Tony has never had to rinse the sprouts more
than once in the 24 hour period of growth.
the sprouts are grown with no access to light, they will not
green. The yellow sprouts are just as good, but are missing
chlorophyll. This is a personal preference. You may want to
grow them both ways and mix the colors.
sprouter allows the sprouts to be very easily loosened (for
proper cleansing) by the high pressure water from the sprayer
on your tap. This avoids the “clumping” of the
seeds/beans. If you ever get any amount of this “clumping”
(perhaps from starting too many at once), the sprouts should
be shaken, dumped or loosened to do be properly