Monday, April 20, 2009
Recording the home birth of a bean sprout.
I was greeted with a surprise when I went to rinse the mung beans under the tap with warm water this afternoon at 4 pm. It was less than 24 hrs ago,since I first took the beans from the pantry to soak in the warm water. I was not sure whether it will germinate as it has been in the pantry for nearly a year.I was pleasantly thrilled to find the mung beans have sprung into lives by pushing out its tiny roots! Well, since I am rostered off work for the next three days I will be takings photos and recording its growth.
These photos were taken this morning at 9am. This nursery for the mung beans were prepared by soaking this flowerpot overnight and I put a piece of muslin cloth to cover the hole at the bottom of the pot to prevent the beans from washing out.I'll be kept busy by rinsing the beans under the tap with warm water at least three times a day.