Sprout Bag 101

Learn How To Use Sproutman's Original Hemp Sprout Bag



Clean the bag.

Fill a pan with water. Bring it to a boil. Drop the bag in, and let it sit in the boiling water for 5 minutes. Your sterilized bag is good to go!


Add some seed.

Start with approximately 2-4 tablespoons for leafy sprout seeds like alfalfa, broccoli, & radish, and 4-6 tablespoons for peas and beans.


Add some water, then let it soak for 8 hours.

Fill a bowl with clean, drinking water and submerge the Sprout Bag for approximately 8 hours. This begins the germination process.


Just dip + drain.

Take your bag out of the water and let it drain. (To drain, set your bag on a dish rack, in a colander, on the top rack of your dishwasher, or hang it from a hook above a bowl/sink.) Twice daily, soak it in water for 30 seconds to 1 minute and allow it to drain fully.


Harvest + enjoy.

Ready to eat? Leafy sprouts take typically 5-6 days to grow fully, while beans & peas only take 3-4. Give ‘em a try and see if they’re ready.


It's all about the seed.

Selecting a variety to grow is where the fun begins––but, it’s important to know that not all seeds are created equal. Before you start, make sure you’re using sprouting-specific seed, and not garden seed from a garden center, or cooking seed from a grocery-store bulk bin. Sprouting seeds are held to the highest standards when it comes to germination and purity. Using them will deliver the most ideal experience. And how much should start with? It doesn't take much. The chart below has more details, however, know that seeds multiply substantially, and you may be surprised how many sprouts you end up with.

Variety Grow Time (days) Amount (Tbsp)





Adzuki, Crunchy Bean Mix, Garbanzo, Lentil, Mung Bean, Pea



How to Clean Your Sprout Bag

Turn the bag inside out, and rinse it under running water. You can use a soft sponge (no soap), or your hand to help remove any particles. For a thorough cleaning, boil the bag for 5 minutes just as you did when you first got it. Avoid soap, and don’t wash your bag in the laundry machine. Both of these will shorten its lifespan.