Growing Clem's Choice Sprouts

Growing Clem's Choice Sprouts

When conditions are warm your sprouts will likely grow faster. If their leaves open sooner you should green and de-hull and harvest sooner. Likewise they may grow slower if conditions are very cool. These are just tiny plants they are not difficult to understand. The more you sprout the better you'll know them and be able to adjust to their needs. As always 70° is optimal and 70° is what our instructions are written for.

All sprouts generate heat while growing, which is a good thing, but it can get out of hand on occasion. When the weather is especially hot and humid you will do well to Rinse more frequently (every 8 hours if possible) using colder water than usual (the coldest your tap can offer is fine), to compensate.

Though we do not expose the Fenugreek and Oriental Mustard mix to light, when growing them for Clem's Choice, preferring them to be blanched, you may choose to grow them as you wish. If you intend on exposing them to light: Depending on your Sprouting Device, not all of your sprouts will have access to light and so some will not green. This is not only OK - we think it good. The yellow sprouts will be equally nutritious (they have everything but chlorophyll) and many - including us, in this case - think them more delicious (in Europe, it is not uncommon to find vegetables that are grown "blanched" by depriving them of light). We think they are prettier when there is a mix of green and yellow leaves to go with the white roots. So don't sweat it - just eat more sprouts!

The Fenugreek and Oriental Mustard mix should be prevented from clumping. Mix 'em up! We use high water pressure when Rinsing to keep our sprouts loose, but this only works for so long - so - when water isn't enough, break the clump of sprouts up using a fork or your fingers (wash your hands first, please). If you are using a Sprouter that can hold water, fill it mostly full then use a fork to loosen. You can also dump your sprouts onto or into something and just shake them apart. You should never be afraid** of touching your sprouts. They are much stronger then they appear - just be reasonably gentle.

** The only thing to fear is fear itself.

This is the Fenugreek and Mustard after their Soak.

The Fenugreek will sprout first.

The Fenugreek grows fast. The Mustard is sprouting now too, but it is so small you may not see many, or any.

Soak your Lentils for 8-12 hours and then mix them into your already well sprouted mix of Fenugreek and Mustard.

24 hours later.... We like our Lentil Sprouts very small, and our Fenugreek not fully leafed out. You can Rinse/Drain again in 8-12 hours if you want your's more grown.