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Amazing life hacking! Using a plastic bottle to grow bean sprouts

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Today we will talk about a surprisingly simple and convenient way of sprouting legumes. The whole process will take no more than 3-4 days!

We will need:

  • 1.5 liter plastic bottle
  • 100 gr. grains
  • Pure water
  • Sharp tool (awl, screwdriver or something like that)
  • Kitchen funnel or sheet of A4 paper.

1. Rinse the bottle and remove the label.

2. Using an awl (or other sharp instrument) on the entire surface of the bottle, make holes, their size should be sufficient to drain excess water, but smaller than the diameter of the grains.

3. Rinse the grains, put them in a bowl and fill them with water, carefully reassemble, removing all rotten and surfaced specimens.

4. Soak the seeds in warm water for 1 hour (use 2 parts of cold water and 1 part of hot), then drain the water.

5. Using a funnel, pour the kernels into the bottle (if you don’t have a funnel, use a piece of paper).

6. Twist the cap, and then twist the bottle well and shake the bottle to remove excess moisture.

7. Wrap the bottle in a dark bag and place it in a dark place. It is important that the bottle is exactly in a horizontal position.

8. During the first day, it is necessary to “water” the seeds 2-3 times. To do this, lower the bottle in a container with warm water for 5 minutes, then remove and twist to get rid of excess moisture, and then remove it in a dark place.

The next day the first shoots will appear.

After 4 days:

9. Cut the bottle to remove the kernels.

10. Pour into a container with water and rinse thoroughly.

And here is the result: clean, strong seedlings that do not need to be cleaned from gauze, paper or sawdust (as with other methods of germination), already ready for consumption!

Detailed video lesson:

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