If you want crunchy, spicy and nutritious food, look no further. Radishes are one of my favorite seeds to sprout. Below, you’ll find instructions, along with a detailed video, on how to grow radish sprouts in a jar.
Radish Sprouting Seed Varieties By Color
I like to sprout colorful radishes just for the fun of it. 🙂 If you’d like to do the same, here are four different radish varieties (with their colors in parenthesis) that you might enjoy.
Colorful Radish Varieties
- Red Vulcano (red)
- Daikon (green)
- China Rose (pink)
- Rambo (purple)
Be sure to review these safe sprouting methods to ensure you take good precautionary measures before sprouting your seeds.
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Seed Sprouting Supplies
- Radish sprouting seeds (2 TBSP to 3 TBSP)
- Mason jar (quart size, wide mouth)
- Sprouting lid
- Filtered water
Radish Sprouts Growing Instructions
- Add 2 to 3 TBSP of radish seeds to a mason jar, fill the jar halfway with filtered water and screw on the sprouting lid.
- Place your jar out of direct sun and in an open air environment (such as the top of a counter). Leave it to soak overnight.
- Drain the water out of the jar. Fill the jar with fresh water and then drain it out immediately (rinse). Repeat this rinsing process a second time.
- Position your jar in a bowl at an angle. This continues to remove excess water.
- Rinse your seeds two times a day: once in the morning and once in the evening. (Do at least two rinses each time.) Always put your jar back in the bowl so it can continue to drain any leftover water.
- Watch your seeds for progress. By the fifth day, your jar should be filled with sprouts that are ready for the next step.
- Give your sprouts a final rinse, then place them in a bowl. Fill the bowl with water, place your hand over the sprouts and then drain the water. (This step gets rid of the remaining seeds. Repeat as many times as you prefer, as this is a personal preference.)
- Dry your sprouts using paper towels or a salad spinner. Put your dry sprouts in a container or plastic bag and then refrigerate. Eat your sprouts within 7 days.
If you want to watch a step-by-step process of growing radish sprouts in a jar, check out the video below.
How To Eat Radish Sprouts
If you eat mature radishes, you know that these veggies have a spicy flavor. Radish sprouts are no exception.
Raw radish sprouts can be added to so many meals where you want that crunchy, spicy kick.
Here are some suggestions:
- On top of your tacos
- Mixed in your soup
- Added to a sandwich / wrap
- Mixed in rice
- On top of eggs
- Mixed in a salad
These sprouts are also great on their own as a snack. You might find (like me) that once you have these sprouts in your fridge, you’ll often start adding them to everything!
When To Start A New Batch Of Sprouts
To keep a constant supply, I usually sprout new radish seeds after a couple of days. (Or, when I’ve eaten about half of my sprouts.)
You might want to do the same, and then adjust your growing schedule after you see how often you eat them.
This post is part of a series about how to produce your own vegetables indoors by growing sprouts and microgreens. These cost effective, and no-soil-required solutions are great for beginner gardeners and people who want to be more self-sufficient when it comes to healthy food. 🙂
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