Why Sprouting in Mason Jars is the Easiest/Fastest Way


My favorite way of sprouting is using glass mason jars. I would say this is also the easiest method to start sprouting seeds!

Why Sprouting in Mason Jars is the Easiest and Fastest Way to Sprout:

  1. Size – Its compact size enables you to store it anywhere near the sink so you don’t forget to rinse it.
  2. Quick – Rinsing the sprouts takes about 30 seconds each time because I can simply run the tap over the jar through the cheesecloth and then simply dump the water back out and store away.
  3. Sustainable – Reusable and enables you to add metal lid and store glass jar with sprouts directly in the fridge.
  4. Cute – Aesthetically pleasing and guests will constantly be asking about it.
  5. Affordable – Glass jars can be bought extremely cheap, especially in thrift stores 🙂

Hopefully this has convinced you to start sprouting seeds using supplies you probably already have lying around the house. If not, you can always purchase a ready-made-kit sampler for yourself or for a friend from my etsy shop:


– Mel from Green PLUR

7 thoughts on “Why Sprouting in Mason Jars is the Easiest/Fastest Way

  1. Quincy Burke says:

    Are there any instructions available for how this works without a kit? I have so many seeds And so so many jars. But now I’m intrigued and I must know! It’s the sprouting season in our house!

  2. Leanne Knobel says:

    Hi, I am pretty new at this and just want to ask if everything can be just added immediately to make the system? Or should I first grow the seeds in potting soil in the rock wool to establish bacterial growth?

    • GreenPLUR says:

      Hi Leanne, everything can be added immediately 🙂 there is no need to grow it outside the system. And to be clear, you are referring to the mason jar aquaponic system correct?

  3. Leanne Knobel says:


    Yes I am. I put everything together on Thursday. I live in Mossel Bay, South Africa and since its autumn here and I could not find rock wool without expensive shipping fees, i used a small grown Italian basil, and made sure there was still a bit of soil on the roots when I inserted the plant into the gravel (in hope that the essential micro organisms needed for the nitrogen fixation is present in the system). So far everything is working well. My fish seems to be happy and the plant is not wilting… so far.. 😉
    It is such a lovely little system. I’ll definitely make few more after I am sure I can continue with them in this manner..

    • GreenPLUR says:

      I’m glad your system is working 🙂 the first system I made also still had some soil in the roots but it was fine 🙂 you may still need to do some water changes if there is too much nitrogen buildup in the water as that can harm the fish.

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