Growing Hot + Sweet Sprout Mix

Growing Hot + Sweet Sprout Mix

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.

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 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 Radish 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 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.

If you want to simplify the 2-step process, you can mix the seeds together in one Sprouter - at the point that you have soaked your mix of Wheat, Peas and Lentils. If you toss the Radish on top of the soaked mix, it will remain there (mostly) through the remaining Rinse/Drain cycles, and so will have enough access to light to turn all the colors it can.

Step 1... The Soaked, and Rinsed/Drained Radish.

24 hours later... Another 2 Rinse/Drain cycles.

24 hours later... Another 2 Rinse/Drain cycles.

Step 2....The mix of Wheat, Lentils and Peas Soaked, Rinsed and Drained.

Mix 'em all together, and keep Rinsing and Draining every 8-12 hours.

12 hours later... Another Rinse/Drain cycle.

12 hours later... Another Rinse/Drain cycle.

12 hours later... Harvest time!