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Mung Bean Seeds - Sprouting Microgreens or Garden Plant binC17

Mung Bean Sprouting Seeds 
Seeds can also be planted in the garden. The plants need 90 frost-free days to produce long, thin, hairy, and edible pods on bushy 3-foot plants. Eat the seeds fresh, dried, or as bean sprouts.
Mung beans, like black-eyes, are deep rooted and susceptible to many of the same diseases and insect pests. Maturity is reached in about 120 days. In the Sacramento Planting after danger of frost is recommended. Plant seed into moist, pre-irrigated ground 1 to 2 inches deep, on 30 inch rows, 3 to 4 plants per foot of row (seeding rate of 15 to 30 lbs per acre). Mung beans prefer few, deep penetrating irrigations, limiting vegetative growth slightly and forcing photosynthetic partitioning to move into the seed. Generally, two or three post emergence irrigations are adequate.

Sprouting instructions, this is not the only way to do sprouts, everyone will acquire their own sprouting techniques, but here are the basics:


Set your sprouter anywhere out of direct sunlight and at room temperature (70° is optimal) between Rinses. This is where your sprouts do their growing. A counter top or top of a refrigerator is perfect.

 Sprouts don't mind the indirect sunlight or the 150 watts of incandescent light, because light just does not matter much. Your sprouts will never have leaves, and a plant can only perform photosynthesis when it has leaves. Until then light has little if any effect, so don't hide your sprouts. Plus, they like air-circulation.

First, soak seeds for 6-8 hours. Empty water and rinse. Rinse and Drain again in 8 hours. Then inse and Drain every8 hours until the sprouts are the size that you desire.

Most of the seeds will have sprouted tiny (1/16 - 1/4 inch) roots after 2 or 3 days. After 4-6 days, leaves start to emerge.Depending on your climate and the time of year you are sprouting and most importantly your personal preference - You may Rinse and Drain again at 8 hour intervals for up to 6 days. We Do Not recommend doing so, unless you're doing a science experiment. Grow them for as long as you like. As long as you continue to Rinse and drain systematically. If you grow for a week you'll get some plants growing as well as roots. Experiment! Have Fun! It's All Good - if occasionally inedible, lol.


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