broccoli sprouts on a fresh salad

How to Grow Organic Broccoli Sprouts

Broccoli sprouts are easy to grow at home, delicious, and a great way to generate some fresh greens during winter months or on an urban countertop.

Keyword how to grow broccoli sprouts, sprouting broccoli
Author Shannon Stonger


  • 1 quart mason jar
  • A sprouting screen or make one as described here
  • 1 canning ring
  • 2-3 tablespoons of organic broccoli sprouting seeds
  • water


  1. Place your sprouting seeds into the bottom of the quart jar. Cover with water up to the two-cup measure, place the sprouting screen and canning ring on the jar, and leave to soak at 60-80 degrees for 8-12 hours.

  2. After the soaking period, tip the jar and allow the water to drain out. Then add more water to cover the seeds by one-half inch and swirl around to rinse the seeds. Drain this water out as well.

  3. You will now be leaving your sprouts to drain in a bowl. (The moisture from the soaking and rinsing will be enough to get the process started.)

  4. Leave the jar tilted downward in a bowl at a 45 degree angle to drain any remaining water off.

  5. After 12 hours, repeat the rinsing process as stated above and place the jar back into the bowl to drain and rest for another 12 hours.

  6. Repeat the 12 hour cycle of rinsing, draining, and resting, until you begin to see sprouts forming. This usually takes three days, depending on the temperature of your kitchen. (If your kitchen is 85 degrees or above, you may want to rinse once at mid-day as well to avoid any fermentation.)

  7. Once sprouts begin to form, move the sprout jar into indirect sunlight and continue the rinsing/draining/resting cycle until the broccoli sprouts have reached the desired size.

Recipe Notes

Consume the organic broccoli sprouts immediately or refrigerate for several days before consuming.