I read a few threads on this and was interested. I bought some lentils from the store. I have no mason jars or cheesecloth. Forged ahead anyways. Soaked over night in a water bottle, drained and rinsed once a day for the last 5 days, smell good, sprouts have appeared! SUCCESS! Yay! Thanks so much everyone for the help! My girls will appreciate it! My question is....are these good enough for the girls to have or not yet?