What can I grow in a sprouting tray?

Sprouting in a tray is a simple method for sprouting seeds at home and works well for growing longer leafy sprouts like alfalfa.

Can you grow microgreens in a sprouting tray?

Sprouting trays are great for growing microgreens at home, due to their size.

How do I know when my sprouts are ready to eat?

Sprouts are generally ready to eat when the hull/seed covers have dropped and the first pair of leaves have opened. You know they are ready to eat when they are 1/2 – 2” (1.30 – 5 cm) long. This is usually after 4-6 days.

How do you use a sprouting box?


  1. Step One: Soak Overnight. Spread an even, uncrowded layer of seeds on the bottom of your sprouting tray.
  2. Step Two: Spread Evenly. Pour out the soak water.
  3. Step Three: Cover & Set Aside.
  4. Step Four: Rinsing.
  5. Step Five: Expose to Sunlight.
  6. Step Six: Harvest & Enjoy.

Which trays are best for microgreens?

Best Trays For Growing Microgreens At Home

  • 1020 Microgreens Growing Trays.
  • EBaokuup 10 Packs Seed Tray.
  • LeJoy Garden Seed Sprouter Tray.

Should microgreen trays have holes?

So do microgreen trays need holes? Microgreen trays with a soil-based medium don’t need holes for drainage because the root systems of microgreens are so shallow. Microgreens also typically grow too fast to become waterlogged. However, holes in microgreen trays can be useful for watering the tray from underneath.

How do you make a homemade Sprouter?

Cut a square of muslin to fit easily over the top of the jar. Pop seeds in jar – around one tablespoon will be plenty – add water and cover with the the muslin and elastic band. Let them soak for 6-8 hours (longer time is for larger seeds).

How do you make a Microgreen tray?

They have a shallow plastic dish which is filled with water, and a grid that sits over the surface. You simply put a piece of kitchen roll over the grid, spray it with water and sprinkle the seeds on top. Place the growing tray on the windowsill and keep the kitchen roll moist but not waterlogged.

Why do you have to rinse sprouts?

Keeping the seeds/sprouts moist allows them to germinate, and rinsing them frequently helps keep bacteria from growing. Completely drain your seeds/sprouts after each rinse. Rinsing is key to safety. Standing water can lead to mold and bacteria so get rid of the excess.