How To Sprout

How To Sprout

Here's what you need:

  1. A jar, 1 litre to 4 litre (1 qt. to gallon) size, depending on your appetite for sprouts.
  2. A bowl or something that allows you to invert the jar at an angle.
  3. Some screen or netting with a rubber band
  4. Fresh water. If you would drink the water than it is fine to use!
  5. Seeds with good germination, preferably grown organically for human consumption.
  6. There are also numerous other methods such as a SproutMaster Tray or Hemp Bag. It's as easy as following the directions provided!

Next, Soak the seed: If you have chosen to sprout in a jar you can soak the seed in the same jar. If not, any sterile container will do. Use about one cup of water to every tablespoon of seed.

Soak Times:

  • Broccoli and related plants cabbage, kale, radish etc. 2-3h
  • Other small seeds 2-6 hrs. Large seeds peas, lentils, grain, etc. 6-12hrs.
  • Mucilaginous seeds cress, arugula, chia, flax, basil - do not soak, just mist to keep moist.

Remember, these are ideal soak times but if in doubt soak less rather than more. If you do over soak, just carry on. Sprouts are very forgiving!

Rinse and drain 2 or 3 times each day with fresh cold water and invert the jar on angle to allow excess water to drain.

And lastly. . . Enjoy!

Place the finished sprouts in as sink of cold water and swirl to separate the hulls. The hulls are fine to eat but your sprouts will look much better without! Remove sprouts by the handful, rinsing under the tap. Most hulls should be left in the sink. Drain the sprouts and allow to dry for a few hours before storing in fridge.

There are as many ways to grow sprouts as there are varieties of seed. Do what works for you and make it your own!

 

Alfalfa

Amaranth

Ancient Eastern Blend

Arugula

Barley, Hulless

Barley, Hulls On

Basil

Beans, Adzuki

Beans, Crunchy Bean Mix

Beans, Mung

Beets

Broccoli

Broccoli Brassica Blend

Broccoli Raab (Rapini)

Buckwheat, Hulls On

Cabbage, Red

Canola

Caraway

Chia, Black

Clover, Red

Curly Cress

Fennel

Fenugreek

Flax, Brown

Garbanzos

Garlic Chives

Kale, Green

Kale, Pink

Lentis, Black

Lentils, Crimson

Lentils, French Green

Lentils, Large Green

Lentils, Small Green

Lentils, Spicy Lentil Crunch

Lentils, Super Spicy Lentil Crunch

Mustard, Brown

Mustard, Mizuna

Mustard, Oriental

Mustard, Red

Mustard, Tat Soi

Mustard, Tokyo Bekana

Oats, Hulless

Onion

Peanuts, Raw Shelled

Peas, Dwarf Grey Sugar

Peas, Green

Peas, Marrowfat

Peas, Oregon Giant

Peas, Speckled

Peas, Yellow

Popcorn

Quinoa, Black

Quinoa, White

Radish, China Rose

Radish, Daikon

Radish, Kaiware

Radish, Red Daikon

Radish, Triton

Rye

Sandwich Booster

Sesame

Spelt, Dehulled

Spring Salad

Sunflower, Black Oilseed

Swiss Chard

Wheat, Hard Red Spring

Wheat, Kamut® Khorasan

Wheat, Soft White Winter

Wheat, Winter