First appears: 2-3 days
Ready to harvest from 3-5 days
Yes, you read right. Alfalfa Sprouts are ready to eat within 3-5 days from planting! Sprouts really are the fast gardeners dream, and with lovely salads and fresh sandwiches galore, spring is the best time to get these growing in your place.
You don’t even need a specific sprout planter to be able to enjoy these wonderful spicy morsels. Just grab a glass jar, a bit of stocking or muslin cloth and a rubber band. Place seeds in the jar, cover with warm water and allow to soak for 3 hours. After this time, cover the top of the jar with the cloth, secure it in place with the rubber band and tip on angle to drain. Leave it to rest on its side and there you have it, your own seed sprouting machine! Just be sure to water and rinse out twice a day to keep them nice and fresh.