What can you grow in 10 days? Its time to get ready for The Chinese New Year.

Bean Sprouts, from seed to sprout.  Image credit https://www.youtube.com/user/KhangStarr010

Bean Sprouts, from seed to sprout.

 Image credit https://www.youtube.com/user/KhangStarr010

There’s not many Chinese dishes that don’t include bean sprouts. But have you ever wondered how easy or hard it is to grow them?  Why not join us this year with a Bean Sprout growing challenge?

We have 15 packets of seeds to send out and all you need to do is send us photos of the different stages of it growing from planting to harvest. It's very straight forward and you don’t even have to venture out doors.  To find out how easy it is to grow them follow this link how

In as little as 10 days

From opening the pack to planting you should have bean sprouts ready to eat in about 10 days! You can almost visibly see them grow,  we think this is sure way to get your children to try to grow them and it will encourage any reluctant child to try eat them too. For those watching their calorie intake post-Christmas, the good news it there’s just 31 calories in a cup and they offer a good source of fibre too.

Finally – you will be all set for the Chinese new year too.

We’ve set our seeds growing, please unwrap yours and give them a wash and sew them on kitchen roll or a cloth (when you receive them). Then we all keep our fingers, continue to water them and look forward to the harvest in 10 days time.

We used a Steamer insert to grow ours  and a saucepan lid to cover them

Thank you for joining in,  we look forward  seeing your Bean sprout growing stories .

Are you tempted to cook with your home grown sprouts? Please share your images here or on the blog or on our facebook or twitter pages

This is one of our Woks - please see the collection on our website

This is one of our Woks - please see the collection on our website