We were watching a food programme on tv the other day and they were sprouting pulses. We eat a lot of sprouting things in salads so thought this might be quite fun.
Before we moved to NZ I used to joke that all I wanted to do was grow alfalfa. I actually didn't really know what alfalfa was, but I liked the sound of the word. Anyway, we didn't manage to find any alfalfa today, but we did get 4 other things, peas, chick peas, moong/mung beans and adzuki beans. So the experiment begins!
We went to Bin Inns to get the beans we wanted.
Then I drilled holes in some containers
this'll let the air in.
then we put the beans/chic peas into their containers and added water
I may have to top up the water once they've soaked for a wee while.
What I've read is that the adzuki and mung beans need to be soaked for 8-10 hours, the peas 12-14 hours and the chick peas 24-48 hours. Then it's case of draining them and washing and rinsing every day until they reach the size you want. We've not done this before so I'm excited to see what happens.