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Grow your own... beansprouts

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This is the 2nd in my grow your own food series - this deals with the art of sprouting. Yes you can rush out and buy an expensive sprouting kit - or use my technique of recycling materials to grow your own!

It is debatable whether you are saving 'food' miles on this product as you'll need mung beans which'll have come from some far off distance place - but at least you're not importing a finished product which is filled with water rather than a compact seed - it's also a fraction of the price.

You'll need:

1) a container of some sorts - I use a 'butter' spread container
2) a pointy thing
3) mung beans
4) plenty of water

If you want the same thing go check out this instructable (he did it first!): http://www.instructables.com/id/STGACNIF7DWQXQF/

Step 1: Take your yogurt pot

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Go find a suitable container - you could use anything really you don't mind shoving holes in - preferably something that is food safe. You'll be fairly ok with anything that has had food in it.
 
awang86 years ago
I used to do this, but when I bought some store-bought ones (I was tired and hungry and couldn't be stuffed waiting a few days) and ate them I thought they tasted better. Still, nice tutorial. It's really good for a budget, because store-bought mung bean sprouts are really expensive. PS: You should add that it's possible to plant these sprouts and turn them into bean plants.
headphoned6 years ago
I'm trying this method at the moment and it works well, but I would mention that it needs to be kept in a relatively warm location. We keep our house cold ~60 F and the sprouts were taking ages on the counter top. We put our's near a radiator and it helped wonders -- on top of a fridge might also be a good location in a cold house. Anyway, this is really fun, cheap and easy! Do it!
bobise7 years ago
I love how the container you picked says "Flora".