These 7 delicious greens are combined together to provide your body with the maximum amount of nutrition possible. When certain types of seeds are combined together, you get a much wider range of nutritional value from a plethora of vitamins and minerals. these antioxidants are multiplied numerous times when in sprout form versus full maturity which is why sprouts are so nutritious, but this mix in particular. These seeds were all chosen for this mix due to their similar growth rates, along with complimentary textures and tastes. As far as nutrition goes though, you will benefit from an overwhelming amount of Vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, Calcium, Zinc, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Antioxidants, along with up to 35% protein.
Arugula and Cress are both gelatinous seeds which mean they should not undergo the initial soak when sprouting. This will cause them to turn into a huge gelatinous mess which will never sprout, just as you described. Since they are in this mix, we have included a much smaller amount of these two seeds to offset the gel that they form. An initial soak of the entire mix for about 4 hours should do. After this point you can try to sprout them in a mason jar or Easy Sprouter but there are more efficient ways that we recommend.
You’ll need a medium, such as soil, hemp bag, unbleached heavy-duty paper towel, unglazed clay pot bottom, an unbleached coffee filter, or Baby Blanket.
Here are the directions for growing arugula, or any other gelatinous seed such as cress, chia, basil, or flax:
Sprinkle your seeds onto the growing medium. Leave enough space so that most of the seeds aren't touching.
Spritz the seeds with water. They should be damp, but not too wet.
Loosely cover the seed with clear plastic, so they don't dry out. (Plastic wrap or a clear produce bag work for this.)
Spritz the seeds twice a day, or as needed. Try to keep them damp, but not wet.
Once seeds are stuck together and to the growing surface, pour water in to rinse and pour out extra water.
Harvest with scissors when they reach the desired height.
Using the above method, you should be able to grow a 4-12 day sprout or microgreen. If you want to grow longer, you may have to use soil or a fertilizer such as liquid kelp.