Indoor Gardening: Mung Bean Sprouts

Indoor Gardening Mung Bean Sprouts
We grew mung bean sprouts for the first time. Crunchy and refreshing, I love to cook them in soup or ramen! I did research the youtube tutorial videos first and seems like a very easy process. I didn’t want to buy extra stuff for this project, so I upcycled the tofu packages. (Free!!) (We enjoyed this activity in 2020)

**Since it is homemade mung bean sprouts, to avoid food-borne illnesses like E. coli and salmonella, wash them very good and eat them fully cooked. NOT raw.


What you need

  • Mung bean sprouting seeds (I got it from Amazon)
  • Two plastic containers (One for seeds tray with making holes, the second one is for the saucer to catch excessive water. No hole added.) I used a tofu package for mine. Takeout food containers or clamshell packages might work too. **Wash and clean/sanitize them before use!!
  • A small screwdriver or ice pick
  • Select-A-Size Paper Towels or napkin

Mung Bean Sprouts
Mung bean sprouting seeds.
How to grow your mung beans easy: Indoor Gardening Mung Bean Sprouts
I scooped about 1.5 tablespoons of mung beans. Soaked them with water for 24 hours. Some people on the tutorial videos were saying 12 hours should be fine too. It’s totally up to you!

How to grow your mung beans easy: Indoor Gardening Mung Bean Sprouts
After we washed and clean them, I made holes in the seeds tray. I recommend making holes from the inside of the container so that the water drains easier. **Let grown-up handle this part. Be careful!!
How to grow your mung beans easy: Indoor Gardening Mung Bean Sprouts
I made 9 holes.
How to grow your mung beans easy: Indoor Gardening Mung Bean Sprouts
I didn’t have another tofu package, so I used my son’s snack container as the saucer for catching excessive water.
How to grow your mung beans easy: Indoor Gardening Mung Bean Sprouts
Set the saucer underneath. Insert the paper towel to the seeds tray. We just need half the size of the paper towel. Cheesecloth might work too.

24 hours later…

How to grow your mung beans easy: Indoor Gardening Mung Bean Sprouts
Wow! After the 24 hours bath, the seed looks way BIGGER than the original size!
How to grow your mung beans easy: Indoor Gardening Mung Bean Sprouts
Replace seeds in the seeds tray and pour some water to soak the paper towel. Dump the excessive water and set the saucer underneath. Some are germinating already!
How to grow your mung beans easy: Indoor Gardening Mung Bean Sprouts
Cover with a towel for growing without lights. I used a cloth napkin (The closest thing I grabbed in my kitchen.) Good night mung beans!
Don’t forget to water them at least twice a day! Just water them and let them soak for a couple of minutes and dump excessive water.

3 days later…

How to grow your mung beans easy: Indoor Gardening Mung Bean Sprouts

Already this much progress!! Amazing!! Kinda creepy but cute at the same time :)!! My son was so shocked and screamed!

2 days later…

How to grow your mung beans easy: Indoor Gardening Mung Bean Sprouts

Getting so long!! It took just 5 days since we started!
How to grow your mung beans easy: Indoor Gardening Mung Bean Sprouts
It’s almost the harvesting time? I might wait for one or two more days. We are so excited to eat them!

**Since it is homemade mung bean sprouts, to avoid food-borne illnesses like E. coli and salmonella, wash them very good and eat them fully cooked. NOT raw.

Here is a tutorial video we found on youtube. There are so many methods out there, but all look very easy and fun!

Happy learning!

 

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