DIY Sprouting Lid


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I’m not sure if I had ever seen a sprouting lid prior to seeing one on a Botanical Interests mung bean packet (see below image). It looks like a wire mesh might be attached to the underside of the Mason jar band.

The mesh sort of looks like what you’d see used for a front porch screen door. So … that’s what I used to make a sprouting lid. :)

Supplies Needed to Make a Sprouting Lid:

  1. Front Porch Screen Door Mesh*
  2. Scissors
  3. Mason Jar Band (Ring) (wide mouth for better air circulation)

*The screen mesh comes in at least two types: some kind of metal wire or aluminum cloth. I chose to work with the soft aluminum cloth.

How to Make the Sprouting Lid:

  1. Cut a small square (or circle) a little larger than the jar mouth diameter.
  2. Clean the mesh cutout with soap and water.
  3. Place the cutout mesh on top of the jar opening, and screw the band onto the jar.

The mesh is easy to cut with a regular pair of scissors, and the band tightens over the mesh very easily.

You could use some old mesh from a window insert or a door that’s been torn and in need of repair. Or, you can do what I did and purchase a piece at your local hardware store. They sell it on rolls, just like at a fabric store, and you just ask for a linear foot (or whatever size you want). I think I purchased a 1 or 2 linear feet x ??? long for around $3.00. I have a lot left over.

Have you ever sprouted mung beans?

Read the recent post on how to sprout mung beans.

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