Learning how to sprout in a jar is easier than you think. Sprouted seeds are very easy for any seed-growing beginner to grow. There are many kinds of sprouts that you can sprout, and each kind has its own set of growing conditions. The following paragraphs will detail the general types of ways on how to sprout in a jar.
The first way to grow your seeds in a jar is by growing them in water. When growing plants in water, you will notice that they grow more rapidly, even if they are not in direct sunlight. If you use a large container, it may take awhile for the sprouts to sprout. However, keep in mind that you must keep the container or the seed dry to prevent evaporation.
For indoor growing, seed trays are great. They allow you to control air circulation, thus helping your seeds germinate faster. Seed trays also come in different sizes and designs. You can find them in clear plastic, with a hole in the middle, or with a mesh cover for better ventilation.
For outdoor sprouting, you should purchase seeds that are room temperature when you plant them. Room temperature seeds are usually best for outdoor growing, especially during the spring months. Seeds that are room temperature when planted outdoors should be brought into a warm place in the evening for about an hour before planting them in a jar. Also, make sure that you keep the seeds damp but not wet during their stay in the sun.
Finally, keep in mind that many seeds do not germinate until the morning hours, so keep this in mind when you’re deciding which ones to start growing. When choosing a type of seed, go with one that germinates easily in direct sunlight. This will help them get off to a fast start. Once you have your jar of seeds ready to go, it’s time to make your starter plant.
You should use a plastic pot that is large enough to hold at least a few cups of seed. If you’re using glass, choose a pot that has a wide opening for air circulation. It is very important that you use water as soon as you put the seed in the jar, but not right away. The seed will need to get plenty of water to begin germinating.