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    Default Mung beans and/or gungo peas?

    Has anyone tried growing either of these? I left some to soak for too long and they sprouted, so I potted them up and they seem to be doing really well. But what sort of conditions will they need? Can I put them outside? Should I stake them like french beans?

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    I started growing some mung beans on monday, left them to soak and then laid them out on a tray and left them in the dark. They seem to be sprouting nicely but going by the packet i think u leave them for a week like that and then they are ready to eat

    What happened when you potted them up?

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    My mum reckons the beans are poisonous - the sprouts are good, the beans are not. Is that true or just my mum?
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    No it's not true. Mung beans make a fantastic dahl.
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    I left mine on a wet towel to sprout

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flummery View Post
    No it's not true. Mung beans make a fantastic dahl.
    Thanks for that - if you've lived to tell the tale, I might just chance it!
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    hi, gungo peas eh? if i recall when i was in jamaica on holiday they're grown all over there and grew quite high and bushy. can't remember if they were staked though. i have dried beans here, i might try some!

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