Organic Hemp Bag Sprouter


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Hemp is one of the most versatile and durable fibres known. Hemp was grown and used by the founders of the United States, and throughout our history - until midway through the 20th century. Hemp is an annual plant that can grow well in many climates, is easy to grow organically (Hemp requires no fertilizer and is naturally repellant to insects), and which replenishes the soil, as opposed to depleting it like many crops do. Hemp produces fibre from the plant itself which can be used to make paper and plastic (Henry Ford built a car out of Hemp plastic, and his tests proved it to be much more durable than petroleum based plastics!) as well as cloth. The seed of the Hemp plant is an extremely nutritious food, and can be used to produce oil.

Hemp is not grown in the US because it is related to marijuana. The US government thinks that if it allows Hemp production, marijuana production will rise, so it is illegal for farmers to grow it. It is even illegal to have seeds that will germinate (Hemp seeds imported into the US are supposed to be heated or treated - to kill them - so they won't germinate.) in the US! Ironically, if the US allowed Hemp production it would devastate the marijuana growers, who fear pollination of their plants. Hemp pollen travels farther than most so it would in fact threaten marijuana production! The politicians as usual have their heads in the sand. Their specious arguments agains Hemp are based on ignorance or deception - for what reason we know not. They do not understand that this plant is a sustainable wonder - which is funny because George Washington and Thomas Jefferson wrote quite adoringly of it! Thankfully our neighbors to the north - Canada are, as usual, ahead of us - they are aware of the benefits of hemp, so farmers are now cultivating it there. We hope this sanity soon spreads south of the border - to the US!!!

We hope to have Hemp Seeds (which taste fantastic raw and as sprouts) in the not too distant future! Wake up America - Hemp is NOT pot!

Learn more about this amazing plant, and help make Hemp legal by visiting our friends at Vote Hemp.

Our Hemp Bags are made from cloth woven tightly enough that they can sprout even small seeds like alfalfa, clover and broccoli - in addition to the big seeds, grains and beans - at which they have always excelled. You can even grow Micro-Greens on this bag!

Great for travel - including backpacking and sailing, as well as at home, this bag will last forever. The Hemp Sprouting Bag is absolutely beautiful in its simplicity and natural durability.

Growing Capacity: 1 Quart Per Quart you can grow: Up to 1 pound of Leafy Sprouts or 2 pounds of Bean or Grain Sprouts.

Sproutpeople's Hemp Bag measure Approximately 6 1/2 inches wide x 9 1/2 inches tall. Measurements may vary a little bit - we have these made for us locally, here in San Francisco.

Eat More Sprouts! Grow More Often! Grow More Easily!

For Sprouting Instructions, click the name of the Seed or Mix you want to grow.


Seeds to Sprout in the Hemp Bag

The Hemp Bag has the greatest Air-Circulation of any Sprouter - if you hang it between Rinses! We don't even Drain ours - we just hang it above our sink and let it drip. The downside is that Bag sprouters dry out - so you need to Rinse more often. That is all there is - you never have to Drain - you just have to Rinses twice as much!

These seeds are a Perfect match for the Hemp Bag:

Beans - All (see Mung Note below)

Grains - Big Grains: Wheat, Rye, Spelt, Oats, Barley, Kamut, Triticale, and even the little Grain: Millet

Nuts and Seeds - Almonds, Peanuts, Sunflower. These big seeds will do wonderfully in the Hemp bag. The others in this category appear in the "Next to Prefect" section, directly below.

Grass and Greens - Great for Pre-Sprouting only!

Micro-Greens - Any very small seed can be grown as a plant (when it buries it's roots in something and we harvest the crop by cutting, we call it a plant). Here are a few of the seeds that you can use to grow Micro-Greens: Mucilaginous: Cress, Arugula, Flax, Chia, Mizuna, Basil, Rape (Canola)..... Non-Mucilaginous: Alfalfa, Clover, Mustard, Radish, Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Turnip, Kohlrabi, Kale, Collards.......

These particular Greens will do well grown ON the Hemp Bag! See the Micro-Greens information page and the information page for the seed you want to grow and look down here for details. Here are the basics:

Soak and/or Pre-Sprout if necessary - do not Soak straight Mucilaginous seeds! Lay the bag down on a plate and wet it thoroughly. Spread seeds on Bag - don't crowd them, they want some room to breathe. Keep the bag moist.

You'll have a great crop of Micro-Greens in a week or three. Cut them off with a scissors and enjoy the ultimate gourmet vegetable. Cleaning the bag is easier if you pull the roots out as soon as you harvest your crop. You may also use a second plate (inverted) as a cover during the 1st couple days to help retain moisture. Experiment and learn @:-}

Next to Perfect:

Mung Beans - Are Perfect for small sweet sprouted Mungs - a tiny 1/8- 1/4 inch sprout, but not for big thick Mung Bean sprouts - 2-3 inches long. If you want big thick Mungs use the Easy Sprout - it is perfect for that! Do read our Mung Bean page - especially the Notes section, for updates to this opinion - even after 17 years (as of this writing), I'm still learning.

Seeds and Pseudograins - Pumpkins, Buckwheat Groats, Quinoa, Amaranth, , Sesame. I put Pumpkin here because it is a relatively messy sprout. It sheds some of its thin seed coat after soaking, and so makes cleaning the bag a little more work. Aside from that, it's a perfect match for the Hemp Bag.

Leafy Sprouts: Alfalfa, Clover and Our Gourmet Mixes - Our tightly woven Hemp Bag is capable of sprouting these small seeds as well as any other. The only rule is this: Rinse more often - especially if humidity is low. The Hemp Bag breathes extremely well which is great in high humidity, but can lead to drying in low humidity conditions. The rule - as you may have guessed - is: Rinse more often. 3 times daily is nice.

Brassicas - Broccoli, Radish, Cabbage, Mustard, etc. Like Leafy Sprouts, these small seeds can grow well in the Hemp Bag - but do Rinse more often.

Exotics - Fenugreek, Sweet Pea, Garlic, Onion, etc. Rinse more often - and for a longer period of time - if you are growing the Alliums - these seeds require a couple weeks to finish, so you'll need to pay attention to keeping them properly moist over a longer period. For Dill - moisture is a different story, but it will also need that long. The other seeds and mixes in this category could just as easily be in the "Perfect Match" category, except the Mother's Mix which is basically a Leafy Sprout, and so belongs here.


Grass and Greens Great for Pre-Sprouting! Full grown Grass or Big Greens just shouldn't be tried - their roots are too big for the Bag's good.

Video Notes


Hemp Bag Assembly

No assembly required @:-)

Travel Sprouting

The Hemp Bag works well in hotels and on backpacks! Take it with you wherever you go, following the directions on this and the seed information page. Consider travelling with seeds that will sprout easily within your schedule to assure success. sprouts,sprouting while travelling,travel sprouting,sprouting and sailing We took Almonds and San Francisco Mix on a cross-country family road trip - here they are in Cleveland =:-}

Caring for Your Hemp Bag

Cleaning: Between crops: Turn it inside out and remove any seeds or hulls you can. Scrub well with soap and water. Rinse well!

Sterilize: Soap and water is usually all you need, but ou can soak and scrub your bag once every several crops with food grade hydrogen peroxide - or whatever you are comfortable with. Anything is better for you and the environment than bleach, which is what we used in our day as professional growers. We might even offer something for sterilizing these days. It's always necessary to start with a clean sprouter. An un-clean sprouter will cause your crop to rot. Our current advice is to use common sense - you know what clean is. You know you need to sterilize your bag if your crops fail after having done well in the past. If all is growing well, just stick with the basic cleaning.

If you're growing Micro-Greens you should pull as many roots out as you can right after you harvest your crop. If you can get them all then proceed to cleaning. If there is more root and low stem you can't get out; let the bag dry for a day or 2 or 3. With many Micro-Greens the remaining plant material will virtually disappear as it dries, but what doesn't will be easier to scrub away when it's totally dry.

Our Hemp Bags are completely without dye!

Some seeds have more pigment than others and will discolor your Hemp Bag. Among the most colorful are Alfalfa, Adzukis, Black Garbanzos, Black Lentils and Clover. You can use bleach occasionally to lighten your Bag if you like - it won't hurt the Bag, but is the color of a bag worth dealing with bleach? Decide for yourself, but do be careful if you use bleach - it is a chemical that is not only bad for the planet, it can burn your skin.

* - Though this page refers specifically to The Sproutpeople's Hemp Sprouting Bag, all Instructions are applicable to any Sprouting Bag.

Organic Hemp Bag Sprouter

Made by Sproutpeople!

The perfect Bean and Grain sprouter. Our Hemp Bag is even capable of growing Leafy and Brassica sprouts -
though it takes extra care to do those well. It's also excellent for Micro-Greens - it acts as a planting medium.

The Hemp Bag is the most convenient travel sprouter ever. It folds up flat and does a great job hanging on a backpack or over a hotel sink!

The Hemp Bag offers superior drainage and exceptional .

Our Hemp Bags are made for us, locally.
They measure Approximately 6 1/2 inches wide x 9 1/2 inches tall.


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  • Best Bag EVER!
    I've purchased other bag sprouters from other vendors - flax and hemp. Sproutpeople's hemp bag is just the best.They are the coolest company for sprouts and sprouters and they have them made locally (not in China like others) which just makes them cooler. Sproutpeople makes the world a better place. They are small but what about this web site - it is the best web site on sprouts BY FAR! I won't ever buy anything for sprouting from anyone else ever again. Thanks Sproutpeople!
    Ozzie 5/31/2014