BOOK REVIEW: Year-Round Salad Gardening: How to Grow Nutrient Dense, Soil-Sprouted Greens in Less Than 10 Days
|July 1, 2016||Posted by Tracy Knutsen under Gardening||
Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening: How to Grow Nutrient-Dense, Soil-Sprouted Greens in Less Than 10 days (Paperback Book)
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If you’re ready to grow greens for your family to use in salads and smoothies and do it year round in an easy and low-tech way, this is the book for you. It’s based on the research and experience of author Peter Burke.
Peter is a regular working guy like you and me who doesn’t have a lot of extra time on his hands. He also didn’t want to invest a lot of money into fancy growing light setups. Instead, he used what he had on hand and was able to figure out a simple method of growing greens with nothing more than a container, some soil, a cupboard, a window spot and of course some seeds.
If you’re looking for a tried and true, no-nonsense approach to growing sprouts and microgreens, this is the book for you. Microgreens are nutrient dense foods that not only add a lot of vitamins and minerals to your diet, they also have the added advantage of growing quickly.
A full head of lettuce takes quite a bit of time to grow to maturity. These microgreens on the other hand are ready to harvest just a few days after the first leaves appear. Before you know it, you’re ready to grow your next batch.
Microgreens not only pack a punch nutrition-wise, they are also full of flavor, making them the perfect addition to all sorts of dishes. You don’t need as much volume to get the same amount of flavor and nutrition. Not only does this save calories, it also saves a lot of counter space when it comes to growing these delicious little plants.
Between the little space they require and how quickly these little plants grow, you’ll be pleasantly surprised how much green food you can produce. Burke reports that he’s able to grow up to six pounds of greens per day – that’s crazy.
Just think how much you’ll save at the grocery store when you’re able to grow much of the vegetable and greens your family needs at home – on your kitchen window sills. Not to mention the fact that you don’t have to head to the store every few days to pick up fresh produce. Just grab some scissors and cut what you need for lunch or dinner.
Grab a copy of Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening. With the simple step-by-step directions outlined in the book, you’ll be up and running with your very own window boxes full of budding salad greens in no time.