Those are some nice sprouts, Mr Raw!
In all honesty, i started sprouting by accident. I had left some chickpeas to soak in the fridge and "forgot" them there and lo and behold, less than 2 days later, they had sprouted some very nice little spouts. :)
Seeing this, i immediately threw out the water, rinsed the chickpeas and allowed them to sprout a bit more before i turned them into a very lovely raw hummus. My mother told me that she would sprout grains by covering them with moist cotton wool and that they'd eventually germinate. I don't own a sprouter right now, so i just sprout things the traditional "water and jar" way. it doesn't always work well, but i'd say it works about 80% of the time.