I'm showing you how to sprout/grow mung beans in just four days with simple methods using a colander or similar items in this post . You will have fresh and nutritious mung bean sprouts whenever you want. Step-by-step photos and video are included for your reference.
We need to determine how much beans you can grow. This is determined by the size of the colander or basket you have
Spread one layer of dried green beans lined with cheesecloth. The beans should only occupied about 2/3 of the size of the container because the beans will expand after soaking. You don't want to overcrowd as the beans will not sprout properly
Soak the beans:
Soak the dried green beans in clean water for 24 hours. After that drain off the soaking water. You will see tiny white tails on most of the beans. The dormant beans have now "awakened"
Place the colander on top of a pot (to collect water). In my case, I use a steamer tray with its pot underneath it
Wet the cheesecloth with some water and wring out any excess water. Place the cheesecloth over the colander. Spread the soaked beans evenly in one layer on top of the cheesecloth. Fold the cheesecloth over the beans to cover. Water with some water. Cover with a dark cloth and place in somewhere dark, away from any direct light. The perfect temperature is about 70 -80 F (20-27 C). Remember to water the beans twice every 24 hours. I do it in the morning and at night. Discard excess water collected in the pot
Watch for growth:
It takes about 4 days to grow to a good size, about 2-3 inches in length. When you see most of the sprouts have grown some leaves on the heads, that's a good indication to stop sprouting too because if you continue to sprout them, they will start losing nutrients