Growing your own Sprouts

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Growing your own Sprouts

Postby Makinamess » Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:55 am

For years I have grown beansprouts and mustard & cress but I recently bought some new varieties which were not very successful unfortunately.

Here's a picture of the latest batch at 6 days old (as usual, I put far too many in each tray):-

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Top Left - Mung Beans (aka beansprouts) - not quite ready to eat
Top Right - Quinoa, White Radish and Lentils (called a Gourmet Mix)
Bottom - White Radish, Mung Beans and Wheat (called a Fitness Mix)

Anyway, the two mixes were seriously bitter and, thanks to Ohlia, I have discovered why - White Radish is very bitter (I never knew that !)

I have just sown another couple of batches - this time just plain Mung beans in one tray and Cress in the other. I'll keep you all informed !

Day One:-
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(The assembled stack of trays)

Does anyone else grow their own sprouts ?
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Postby ohlia » Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:04 pm

Messy you are an inspiration!! Sprouts and avocado on rye bread is delicious.
I use a similar set up like your sprout-growing apparatus to dry my fresh fruits and vegetables, it works with electricity though.

As always, great demonstration!
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Postby haysi » Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:06 pm

I thought you meant brussels
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Postby Bedford » Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:29 pm

Looks like she has the making of a decent salad. :hungry:
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Postby Makinamess » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:10 pm

Well, only three days later and we certainly do have the makings of a decent salad:-

These beans are made for sprouting... (I added some alfalfa seeds later on Sunday night)

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Postby Makinamess » Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:38 am

After a week, the cress and alfalfa are ready to be eaten but the mung bean sprouts will need another few days:-

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So here is Sunday lunch:-
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Postby BBWCHATT » Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:27 pm

Makinamess - have you ever tried sprouting China Rose Radish or Daikon Radish? They have a really spicy taste - taste just like a real radish - but are easy to do.
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Postby Makinamess » Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:51 am

Thank you BBW ! I'd not heard of either of those so off I went hunting them down :lol: I've now spent a shedful of pennies on unusual seeds for sprouting (including the Daikon Radish you mentioned above). I'll post pictures later !
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Postby Makinamess » Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:23 pm

Here's the latest batch - they look good enough to eat :lol:

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I'll post a picture of the sprouting Daikon radish sprouts when they have developed a bit more !
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Postby Bedford » Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:47 pm

Looks like an hobby that can grow on you. :D
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