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Sprouting 101: Microgreen vs Sprout?

Microgreens are the most nutritious stage of plants in terms of minerals. They are more concentrated in nutritional value than their mature plants and sprouts. This is a result of the photosynthesis process which produce chlorophyll and chlorophyll is a surprisingly rich source of minerals and vitamins. However, sprouts have their own nutritional benefits too. They… Read more

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Sprouting 101: Can I sprout other seeds, grains or beans in the jar?

Apart from the 3 seeds we are selling at Sprouts in a Jar, there are a lot of seeds, grains or beans that you may try sprouting too. While for the question, the answer is yes for most of them with a few tricks. For example, basil, mizuna, mustard, cress and rocket belong to a… Read more

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Sprouting 101: Can I mix and sprout different seeds together?

[Sprouting 101] Can I mix and sprout different seeds together? To get mix sprouts at the same time, you need to mix seeds together. Mixing seeds is a wonderful way to create a custom blend of flavors, the only thing you have to take into account is to find seeds with similar sprouting times. Alfalfa,… Read more

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Sprouting 101: How many seeds should I put in my sprouting container?

Sprouting 101: How much seeds should I put in my sprouting container? There is no absolute correct answer to this question as we can use any container for sprouting and our jar is just making it simpler. The golden rule of optimal sprouting seeds number is whenever it covers the bottom of the container (see… Read more

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Sprouting 101: What should I do if my sprouts are too humid

  Compared to a lot of places, Hong Kong is relatively hot and humid. This may affect the growth of sprouts and make your sprouts quality drop dramatically. We have to drain our sprouts very thoroughly especially if we are not sprouting at the place with air conditioner turned on. Fortunately, we can still grow… Read more

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Sprouting 101: How much water do my sprouts need?

How much water do my sprouts need? Water is an essential element for every plants and the three main steps of sprouting that involves water are soaking, rinsing and draining. We start our sprouting journey from soaking our seeds. Soaking properly wakes our seeds up but soaking too long kills them. That’s why we have… Read more

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Sprouting 101: Do my sprouts need sunlight?

Do my sprouts need sunlight? Sprouts rely on the nutrient from seeds to grow and thus soil and light matter less. They actually grow best in indirect light and sometimes direct sunlight may even harm these fragile baby plants. However, a bit of sunlights will be needed for sprouts with green leaves to perform photosynthesis… Read more

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Sprouting 101: My sprouts look moldy :-(

My Sprouts look moldy Normally you see these white ‘mold’ just before your rinse and 99.9% of them are actually root hairs, especially when you are growing Broccoli or Radish. Try to rinse them and they should fall back to the main root. You probably would not see them again until your next rinse. Of… Read more