If the long winter gets you down and you’re ready for some fresh food you grow yourself, try sprouting seeds. It’s not exactly gardening, but within days you’ll get fresh, wholesome, live food that’s loaded with vitamins and minerals.
To boost your sprouting knowledge get Sprouts: The Miracle Food: The Complete Guide to Sprouting, by Steve Meyerowitz. He’s known as the Sproutman, and he’s been sprouting since the 1970’s.
This book describes many different sprouting seeds and their nutritional and medicinal benefits. There’s nothing like eating live food, and sprouting is the quickest way to get it for yourself. You can go from seed to salad in a week. Plus, you know the source of what you’re eating, since you sprouted it yourself, rather than buying it at a supermarket or health food store.
The author discusses several methods of sprouting, but gives best instructions on sprouting in baskets, bags, or trays. He sells sprouting seeds and merchandise, so no doubt has his favorite methods for sprouting.
I’ve tried sprouting in jars and trays, and have used the Easy Sprout Sprouter, which is my favorite method. I’ve found that sprouting is something you have to experiment with to find what works best for you. In other words, be pragmatic.
You and your family may like some seeds better than others. Plus, when you’re sprouting, a little bit of seed produces more food than you might expect. That’s one of the advantages of sprouting. If you don’t eat all you’ve sprouted right away, keep your sprouts in the refrigerator and use them in soups, salads, or on sandwiches.
Whatever method you use for sprouting, be sure to rinse seeds well at least twice a day. Shake things up to be sure the seeds don’t clump together too much.
Sprouting is fun because the change from seed to fresh food happens quickly compared to what you grow in your survival garden. Children can enjoy sprouting and learn about its healthful benefits.
Get your copy of Sprouts: The Miracle Food by clicking on its title wherever you see it linked in this post. That takes you to the page where you can place your order.
Why wait for nutritious food from your garden when you can have wonderful sprouts within days? Let Meyerowitz’s book be your guide to sprouting happiness.