Friday, 7 February 2014
Mike's bean sprouts
He returned from fishing on Sunday early enough for a quick visit to the garden centre, I was extremely well behaved & only bought some bird food for the Robin I have seen in the garden & a little saucer as a tray for the seed.
While perusing the seeds I spotted a packet of mung beans, these when sown on a damp cloth eventually turn into bean sprouts. Even though they were disgracefully priced at £2.89 we bought them.
The beans needed to be soaked over night in a bowl of water, I took a handful out (at that price the full lot wasn't going in!). This morning I placed a damp cloth in a container & scattered the beans on top. Now the beans need to be grown in a dark environment. They have been covered in cling film & newspaper & put away. I will need to check in a couple of days to make sure the cloth is still damp. In 6-9 days Mike should have some nice fresh bean sprouts for a stir-fry. If they are a success I think I shall look for a cheaper supply of beans.
Enjoy your day