Sprouting seeds and growing micro greens inside this winter.

 

I have decided to have a go at growing my own sprouts and micro greens.
Why?

A few reasons:

Firstly I love the flavour and crunchiness of sprouts and although micro greens are really trendy at the moment, they add such a great burst of flavour and freshness to a plate that they really are a must with any dish.

I believe all the reported health benefits of sprouts, but have always been disappointed in the product I have purchased. Those lovely little containers of sprouts that look great in the shops but bring them home and within a day or two they are all slimy and have to be tossed. It is such a waste of money and packaging that I simply do not purchase them and therefore miss out on a great nutritional addition to my diet.

Secondly at this time of the year with daylight saving finished and the days so short, I am getting home from work in the dark and my usual practice of wondering into the veggie garden to get something for dinner does not happen. I try to pick enough stuff on the weekend to get me through the week but this is not as nutritious as “just picked”, hence the sprouts and micro greens, a mini fresh produce garden inside.

Thirdly I just cannot get past all the hype about the health benefits of broccoli sprouts, if they are half as good as is being reported I just have to have some in my diet to see if they work.

So I ordered, on line, from the fabulous guys at Green Harvest a basic sprouting kit and small micro greens kit with plenty of seeds to get me through the next few months.

I will keep you posted as to how it all goes and give you my opinion on if I think it is worth the time, effort and money. If you have ever grown from one of these kits, I would love you to comment below, or let me know how it went via Facebook or Twitter and talk to me about your experience!
Happy Gardening,

Kathy

Posted on April 26, 2014 in USING YOUR PRODUCE, WINTER

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  1. Elisabeth
    May 15, 2016 at 1:32 am · Reply

    Hi Kath,
    I’d decided to grow a few of these too. Like you, I stopped buying the shop ones for the same reasons you did. I’ve tried growing these in jars before, but wasn’t that keen, so I thought I’d just try growing in soil-type media and harvesting regularly by clipping what I need for the meal. Sowing the seeds this arvo. I’ll be interested to read how yours go with the full kit.
    Cheers, Liz.

  2. kmfinigan
    June 30, 2016 at 10:45 pm · Reply

    Hi Liz the kit went really well, but I have been out of production the last 12 months due to work. Looking forward to getting back into it now I am going into semi retirement mode and can spend a bit more time on my food production. Thanks Kathy

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