You may remember that I shared my mom’s method of sprouting in a mason jar in this post, and it is indeed a good solid method that works just fine. It costs very little and is super simple and effective.
The trouble with the jar is that you sprout a jar full, and then in a week or so, you have sprouts and then you have to wait another week for more. A family can eat a jar full of sprouts in a single sitting. This isn’t a problem, exactly, but it can be a drawback for some families.
I also find the jar method to be a bit more hands on. You have to wait for alllllll the water to drain out, which takes time. It doesn’t take a TON of time, but it absolutely does take a minute or so. I would find myself thinking, “Oh I’ll water my sprouts in a bit when I have a minute” and that minute seemed hard to come by, there in the busiest room of the house.