I’ve written about microgreens before. And I just wrote about them again on PBS Food because this winter, my windowsills have become veritable little microgreen mini-farms. It is such a joy to be able to grow your own nutrient-packed tender baby greens in the dead of winter. (And so easy it makes me wonder why I haven’t been doing it my whole life).
While outside my window it’s been looking like this:
Inside it’s been looking like this:
The tray you see above holds my 8-day old broccoli microgreens. They are ready to eat and they contain 20 to 50 times the cancer-fighting compounds that a mature broccoli plant does. These little guys are a powerhouse of good stuff. So if you know someone who is looking to add cancer-fighting foods in their diet, this is a top-notch place to start.
My microgreens have come a long way since my first forays, two winters ago. I’m actually a little embarassed now at the measly little greens I grew in that first video. Part of what’s made me a better microgreen grower is this amazing book which is a wealth of information: Microgreens, A Guide To Growing Nutrient-Packed Greens
This book will inspire you and take you through the easy step-by-step process of growing microgreens at home. It’s packed with wisdom, tips, and gorgeous photos… like this one which makes me want to do a somersault (I mean just look at all those adorable little baby plants!!!)
|Photo from the book Microgreens A Guide To Growing Nutrient-Packed Greens|
I really wanted to share my enthusiasm about this exceptional book with you and the kind folks at Gibbs Smith have agreed to give away a copy to one lucky duck. So here’s how you enter:
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In the meantime, if you’ve got microgreens and want to try a delicious salad, this is my latest recipe which you can find on PBS Food: