When I've grown sprouts, I cover the seeds with water for the first 8-12 hours. Then dump the water, and afterwards, rinse the
seeds once or twice a day until they're the length I like. Usually 4 or 5 days. I don't let them sit in the water after the first
soaking. Maybe yours just need air.
> From: Kate_Lutzner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: fatfree@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: growing sprouts
> Date: Tuesday, January 06, 1998 6:06 AM
> Kate Lutzner
> 01/06/98 10:06 AM
> I've begun my first attempt at growing alfalfa sprouts and think I'm going
> to have to admit it's a failure. Any suggestions as to what I might be
> doing wrong? Here's the setup: bought seeds and cheesecloth at the local
> HFS, put about 2tsp in a big glass, rubber banded a double layered
> cheesecloth around the top, rinse and change water daily, cover w/water far
> over the seed level. Result: about one or two have semi-sprouted. What am
> I doing wrong? How long should it take? It's been over five days. Also,
> any experiences w/growing mung and other types of sprouts?
> Thanks in advance for any advice!