Growing Bean Sprouts?

How do I grow bean sprouts from mung beans? One that is crisp and juicy like that purchased fresh from grocers. My own efforts, none-too-successful involving rinsing sprouted beans twice a day and keeping them in the dark in decent temperature until maturity inevitably produced stuff that were long, thin and chewy.


YT in London

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Here's a link to a site for sprouts:

You might figure out what you are doing wrong or if it is the beans themselves that are too old. I used to make them years ago, but don't remember much about it.

Susan from ThriftyFun


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Is it normal to keep them in the dark? I would have thought a growing plant needs light to synthesise energy. The long thin growth sounds like they need light - like the etiolated appearance of houseplants kept in too dark an area. Try bringing them out into the light after they have germinated.




By YT (Guest Post)
March 8, 20050 found this helpful

No way of telling if beans used were too old.

Allowing light in is a No, No. Must be milky white just

like button mushrooms. The commercially produced

variety involves, I believe, soaking in water, hence

high water content and shutting off light.

Got my idea of growing my own from " Eating

Better For Less ", a Rodale Press publication.

YT in London

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March 8, 20050 found this helpful

Thanks, Susan, for info about site that gives

sprouting instructions.


By Penelope Barnes (Guest Post)
May 23, 20080 found this helpful

I have sprouted beans and would like to plant them.
Do I put the sprouted part down into the earth?

December 14, 20100 found this helpful

Thanks for all the feedback. Going to try to grow some sprouts.

Joan from calgary


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