A great way to grow vegetables regardless of the amount of gardening space and time you have available is to sprout micro-greens. Oat sprouts are one of several types of seeds you can sprout indoors. Oat sprouts are high in vitamins A, B, C and E and also contain calcium, iron, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium and amino acids. Typically, you can get 1 cup of sprouts for every 2/3 cups of oat seed. Sprouting requires very little space, and no sunlight. You can get a yield of fresh oat sprouts every couple of days with a minimal amount of effort.
What You Need
Organic Oat Sprout Seeds
Wide Mouth Canning Jar
Wire Mesh or Plastic Sprouting Screen
Select organic oat sprouting seeds to make sure your seeds are free of chemicals that are harmful to your body when growing seeds as sprouts.
Measure 2/3 cups of oat seeds into your sprouting jar. Tighten the mesh lid over the jar.
Add about twice as much cool water to the jar so that the seeds are completely submerged. Set the jar aside to let the seeds soak for 1 hour.
Drain the water off the seeds. Rinse the seeds in cool water and drain the water off thoroughly.
Put your sprouter in a location away from direct sunlight at room temperature.
Rinse your sprouts after 8 hours with cool water. Drain the water completely from the seeds.
Repeat the process of rinsing and draining the seeds every 8 hours until ¼ inch roots grow from your seeds.
Rinse and completely drain your oat sprouts. Transfer your sprouts to a storage container and store them in the refrigerator. Rinse and drain your sprouts every 24 hours to keep them fresh.