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tippben
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:18 pm    Post subject: Mung Bean sprouts. Reply with quote

What am I doing wrong? I get them to germinate on kitchen paper, then put them in a tupperware box. I rinse them every day, strain off the excess water, and keep the box in a dark place. They always ferment, and have to be dumped!
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Fiántas
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have never tried growing mung bean sprouts but I've had a lot of success with germinating seeds in kitchen paper. It sounds like the kitchen paper is too wet. Too much water and they'll rot. You need the paper just to be lightly damp. If it feels cold and clammy then it's too wet. What I usually do is wet one piece of paper lightly then put it against another dry piece of paper which will soak up excess water from the first one. Put your seeds in/on the two pieces together and hopefully it should work.

Alternatively use a brand new J-cloth which is easier not to get too wet.
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ian
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Tippben,
mine are on the window ledge doing fine, rinse them twice a day morning and night i use a purpose made handy jar with a mesh lid and tilted at an angle, always works well for me with a range of beans, mung being the easiest.
http://www.ukjuicers.com/geo-sprouting-jar
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tippben
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Ian. We have no credit card to buy one of those, but we can easily improvise. It says that it's Dimensions LxWxH (mm): 130x135x130. How much seed do you put in at a time?
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ian
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

try laser /debit card
here is a good video from you tube on the subject.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3wh196bjtE
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