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How to Grow Fresh Food In Winter [video]

December 12th, 2016 | The vegetable garden | 0 Comments

sprouting mung beans

Here we have a short video showing you how to grow fresh food in winter.   In the winter it may seem as though you can’t do any gardening or grow anything to give you a fresh taste.   But sprouting mung beans come to the rescue!  Take a look at our video to find out more and add these tasty fresh micro-veg to your winter diet this year.

Beansprouts or mung beans are great to grow indoors. They only take 5 – 6 days to reach maturity so provide you fresh veg all year round.

  • Rinse mung beans that are fresh and especially for sprouting
  • Put them into a bowl and cover with water
  • Leave them to soak overnight or for at least 12 hours
  • Thoroughly wash a juice carton and cut small holes in the top of the carton
  • Drain the beans and pour them into the carton
  • Fill this with water and screw the lid on
  • Tip it upside down and pour out the water, you should do this twice a day
  • Repeat this for a few days until day 6, which is when you need to cut open the carton and reveal the beansprouts
  • Wash the beansprouts and place them in the fridge, they should last up to three days in the fridge

This is a quick written tutorial on using cartons to grow mung beans for a taste of fresh food in winter, the video below gives a more detailed explanation. Let us know if you have any recipes or ideas for beansprouts!

How to Grow Fresh Food In Winter