Wednesday, May 6, 2009


I lost my sprouting jar, I missed them, then forgot them! How unfaithful of me :0)
But the jar is back. It's a large coffee jar and we cut the top of the lid and added fly screen.

I'm sprouting mung beans. Mung beans need to soaked 8-12 hours in warm water to kick start them
I leave the jar upside down on mung beans as they have a tendency to go moldy.
Mung beans grow very quickly and these have started to sprout already, just from their initial soak.
Sprouts are such a quick cheap way at add lots of nutrition to your diet. Especially good in winter when the garden has slim pickings.

Here's the the next day....


Frogdancer said...

Thanks for this. I've been meaning to try sproutingbeans but haven't got around to it yet.
One question... why do you cut off the top of the lid and add fly screen mesh? Is it to allow air flow?

Secret Hippie said...

Frogdancer, the mesh is for easy drainage and good air circulation. You can just use muslin and a rubber band on a jar but I find it a bit fiddly, the rubber band pops off when you are pouring the water off as you rinse the seeds/sprouts each day.
HTH :o)