Originally Posted by magentawave
Have you used these little tupperware tubs to do other sprouts like alfalfa or radish? Do you know how wide and deep those tubs are in inches?
No, sorry, just the bean sprouts. They are the Glad or Ziplock 3 cups (708 ml) containers. It works so well because Mung beans are bigger than the drainage holes, so I don't think it will work well with smaller seeds.
I'm not sure if translators make the key points from my blog clear so here they are in English
- you must grow the bean sprouts in the dark. The reason is two-fold: they will grow upwards (thinking they are below ground so grow up instead of random direction).
- you must put a weight on top like I do with a water filled tub. The bean sprouts need to grow strong (=thick) to push that weight up. Don't be afraid to increase that weight as in the end they will overcome it with ease.
- after harvest store them as dry as you can... use paper towel to dry. Give it air flow and keep in fridge. The container I use in the photo
is sold specifically for this.