I’m using Mung Beans so these instructions are specific to this variety. I’ll get into other sprouts later.
If you want delicious greens with or without the garden, Sprout!
Put 1/3 cup beans into your sprout jar. Add 2 cups of water. Allow seeds to soak for 8-12 hours. Empty the seeds into your Sprout Jar. Drain off the soak water. You may use it to water plants. Rinse thoroughly with cool (60-70°) water. Drain thoroughly.
Once I emptied out the water I set the jar upside down in a bowl to drain completely.
Set your Sprout Jar anywhere out of direct sunlight and at room temperature (70° is optimal) between Rinses. This is where your sprouts do their growing. I use a counter top – in the corner of the kitchen.
Mung Bean Sprouts Day 1
If you want to grow short, sweet Mung Beans – with 1/8 – 1/2 inch roots:
Rinse and drain every 8-12 hours for 2 – 3 days.
If you want to grow big, thick Mung Bean – with 1 – 3 inch roots:
Rinse and Drain every 8-12 hours for 4 – 6 days.
Your sprouts are done 8-10 hours after the final rinse. Be sure to drain your sprouts as thoroughly as possible after the final rinse. Transfer your sprouts to a plastic bag or sealed container and put them in the refrigerator.
Mary’s Sprout Sampler + Protein Power Mix
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