I have a four layered-plastic type pan at home that is perfect for creating sprouts. I just place the 'germ' inside the pan and pour water over it. I do this ca. 4-5 times a day for two -three days, and on the third or fourth day you have a slew of sprouts. They taste really good. I'm currently living in Europe and received it as a gift here. I do not know what the "layered-pot" is called. But do a google search. ANd check out the website below. It's a start.