Hi Kate: I just got one of those mason jar sprouting kits from my local natural grocery store. it was about 10$...It included a mason jar and 3 different colored lids and each lid has different sized holes. The directions were included and very easy! you can pretty much sprout any grain or seed....i believe you can order seeds/grains to sprout online and natural grocery stores like Whole Foods, Earth Fare, Trader Joe's, etc normally have good selections in their bulk or natural healing departments. Alfalfa Sprouts are always good to start experimenting with!
Hi Katie, I bought a simple sprouting jar and seeds from Living Foods St Ives UK https://www.livingfood.co.uk/. A starter pack containing a sprouting jar and 3 packs of seeds of your choice is £9.95. I use the sprouting jar every couple of days mostly for mung beens and alfalfa sprouts. I use Living Foods of St Ives because their seeds are organic and I have always had 100% germination success with their seeds. However I have not managed to get quinoa to sprout at all. Even following the buddy system where you mix them with another bean/seed. Best of luck with your sprouting.
I am by no means a http://www.handypantry.com">sprouting guru but I have sprouted with a few different seeds in the mason jars like was mentioned above and I have had a lot fo success with a lot of different seeds.
I purchased a sprouting jar....my favorite (and the easiest IMHO) are mung bean sprouts. Soak 1/4 cup and 4 cups water for 8 hours; then rinse several times and drain. Rinse 2 times a day for about three days; then drain and keep chilled (in a paper towel to absorbe extra moisture). Keeps in the fridge for about 5 days. Yummy!