Sprouting Jar - 3 Screen Lid Set


Here we have our wonderful Stainless Steel Sprouting Screen Set.
The set is comprised of 3 screens of different mesh sizes (fine, medium and wide), each nestled in a durable, bright white plastic ring.
These are made for wide-mouth mason jars. Also included are printed instructions for Jar Sprouting. We have these screen lids made just for Sproutpeople. We're very proud of this set!

Probably the best known method of sprouting is Jars with Screen Lids.
Though Jar sprouting generally requires more attention to detail - it certainly can work!
Jars are clear and very cleanable - because they are glass.
If you want to sprout in Jars, this set is the perfect way to top your Jars.

We also sell a Single Medium Mesh Screen Lid, for those who want just one.

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From here on down, all of our Jar and Lid pages are identical. We like to make our information easy to find @:-)


We have Wide-Mouth Mason Jars: 1 Quart and 1/2 Gallon (2 Quarts)

Screen Lids

sprouting in a jar,jar sprouts,sprout screensFor the dedicated Jar Sproutperson, our 3-Screen Sprouting Lid Set is perfect. It completes a Jar. Or three

Sprouting Screens come in different mesh sizes. You should always use the widest (most coarse) mesh you can. Wider mesh allows the water to flow in and out more easily and improves air-circulation as well. In some cases (when growing Leafy or Brassicas sprouts) you change the screen lids (from fine to medium and then to coarse) as your sprouts grow. The widest mesh screen allows some hulls to pour out along with water during your last few Rinse and Drain cycles. This makes de-hulling easier.

You can grow all the way with a narrow mesh screen - though your hulls won't pour off and air won't move quite as well, they still work great. But......

Sproutpeople has improved on the old Sprouting Screens!

14 years into our sprout adventure we began producing our own Set of 3 Stainless Steel Screen Lids. They are made from T304 standard grade Stainless Steel. They come in 3 mesh sizes: Fine, Medium and Coarse. And perhaps best of all, our Fine mesh lid is finer than any lid ever offered (in this galaxy anyway), so even the smallest seeds won't escape (except Teff, but that is almost microscopic).

sprout jar,sprouting in a jarThe Screens are held on your Jar with heavy duty Plastic Rings.

Our bright white Plastic Rings are very durable. We have these made just for Sproutpeople. They are expensive, but worth it. Plastic Rings are the ultimate solution to rust.

Metal Rings rust over time and can cause the outer portion of your screens to rust too. You can discourage rust by coating Metal Rings with a light coating of vegetable oil or some food-grade silicon spray if you like, but rust is inevitable. Due to that - and supply issues, we only sell Metal Rings individually.

Our 3-Screen Sprouting Lid Set comes with Plastic Rings. It is, if we do say so ourselves; the ultimate solution for Jar sprouting.

We also offer an Individual Sprouting Screen (with the same Plastic Ring). That screen is our Medium Mesh.

Lastly, if you want to store crops in Jars, we offer a Solid Plastic Cap, which of course, fits Wide-Mouth Mason Jars.

Though you can make your own "screen" lid - with cheesecloth, hardware cloth, a nylon stocking and a rubber band or string, we strongly advise that you use actual screw on Screen Lids. They make the Jar as good as it can be, and because Jars require extra work (Compared to other Sprouters, they have relatively poor air-circulation and draining is generally more difficult), we think you will be very well served by adding these fairly inexpensive attachments. But, we do love the pioneering spirit, so go for it. We made our own, once upon a time; we used nylon stockings and rubber bands, during our first 2 weeks as Sproutpeople - in May of 1993. We found the stockings made draining very difficult, but then again, we were growing 50 jars at a time. You may find a homemade screen works just fine for you. It Never hurts to try.

Growing Capacity: 1 Quart or 2 Quarts

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

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


Seeds to Sprout In a Jar

Jars can be used to Sprout or Pre-Sprout just about any seed. The seeds that don't belong in a Jar, are those that are mucilaginous.

These seeds are a Perfect match for the Jar:

Beans - All (see Mung Note below)

Mung Beans - Jars should be used only to grow small (1/8-1/4 inch) Mung Sprouts - which they do quite nicely! The 3 big issues with growing big thick Mungs in Jars are the inability to keep them dark while growing, the inability to apply weight to the growing sprouts and the almost impossible task of removing the sprouts when they're done. Don't even try big thick Mungs. You may very well succeed, but if you do you will have to break the Jar to remove the glorious sprouts.

Grains - All

Nuts and Seeds - Almonds and Peanuts - The big ones.

A Good Match for the Jar: These seeds can all sprout wonderfully in a Jar if you pay extra attention to the details of sprouting.

Leafy Sprouts - Alfalfa, Clover and Mixes - All

Brassicas - Broccoli, Radish, Cabbage, Kale, Tatsoi.

Exotics - Garlic, Onion, Fenugreek, Hot + Sweet, Clem's Choice, etc.

Seeds and Pseudograins - Buckwheat Groats, Quinoa, Amaranth, Sesame, Pumpkins, Sunflower - the smaller and tender ones.

Pre-Sprout Perfection:

Jars with Screen Lids are a great Pre-Sprouter for these items, but can not grow these crops to completion: Grass, Greens and Non-Mucilaginous Micro-Greens

Almost a necessity for Sunflower Greens, because they float when soaking.

Video Notes

Jar & Lid Assembly

Put Screen inside Ring. Screw Ring on Jar.

That's about it, but let me go on.......

All of our Screen Lids will fit any Wide-Mouth Mason Jar - which are the only Jars we sell.


Cleaning: wash well between crops with soap and water. Rinse well! To keep your screens shining, after every few uses spray and risnse with CitriSurf 77, or soak for 15 minutes in white vinegar or citric-acd-and- water in a 1 to 8 solution. Stainless steel mesh can "tea-stain" over time and an acidic cleaning soultuon will keep mesh shiny!

Sterilize: Soap and water are usually all you need for Jars and Screen Lids. You can use food grade hydrogen peroxide - it 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.

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  • Sturdy, thick, cleans easily
    I make Indian tikkis and use these weekly to make 3 kinds of sprouts. They wash and rinse and get batted around in our kitchen and are very sturdy. Much appreciated!
    Weekly use 4/18/2016
  • These are GREAT!
    The steel lids are so much better than the plastic. Certainly more durable. I dropped a glass jar and while the glass didn't break the brand new plastic lid did. I use this set now. Oh, if anybody has the discontinued sprouter called THE TUBE, the screens and screw bands fit perfectly!
    Vickie 12/26/2015
  • Sprouting made easy
    I had tried to sprout in jars with cloth tops. These screens made it so much easier! They are the best! I will be sending some to my family as gifts!
    Ashley 3/25/2015
  • Best lids available
    These are the best lids I've found. I love the easy sprout, but use it mainly for refrigerator storage and prefer to sprout in 1/2 gallon jars. This lid set fills all my needs.
    Thomas 6/4/2014
  • Simply The Best!
    I've had every screen kind ever made and these blow them alll away. They are thinner than plastic ones so water drains way better. They are well worth the price and the instructions they send with them are useful and cool.
    Jose 3/20/2014
  • Tops
    These are excellent for jar sprouting. I've been sprouting since the early 70's and have used a lot of these. Sproutpeople has made the best ones ever!
    Arno 3/11/2014
  • The best sprouting screen lids anywhere
    These are extremely popular with our customers.

    We have the honor of being the only wholesale account Sproutpeople serves. We sell these proudly to our customers. Rainbow is the largest worker co-op in the US. We too are located in San Francisco.
    Rainbow Grocery Co-Op 2/11/2014