Beansprouts (Mung Bean) Seeds
Average packet content 1700 seeds. Grow indoors on wet tissues or flannel to produce seedling shoots as used in many Chinese recipes. Useful standby for fresh winter salads - raise them when you need them. Not for growing in the open.
Sowing period: All year round
Harvesting period: All year round
For indoor sowing only. Use a tray or flat bowl and cover the bottom with a layer of well-dampened flannel or cotton wool. Wash beans and soak them overnight in cold water. Next day wash beans again in cold water and then spread them out evenly. Cover with polythene or clingfilm and as it is essential to exclude light, cover again with brown paper or newspaper. Ready to eat after 6 to 9 days when 2.5-4cm (1-1½”). Remove sprouts from the beans, rinsing thoroughly. Cook for just 2 minutes in salted water.
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