Filled with how-to information and vibrant full-color photos by the author, the book explores every aspect of this unique form of gardening. Included is a helpful guide to 55 species of microgreens, which profiles each green according to its flavor, preferred cultivar, special handling needs, and more.
Mark Mathew Braunstein has thrived on a vegan diet enriched with homegrown microgreens and sprouts since 1977. He is the author of Sprout Garden: Indoor Grower's Guide to Gourmet Sprouts, which has sold over 27,000 copies. He is also the author of Radical Vegetarianism. His articles about growing microgreens and sprouts have appeared in Natural Health, Vegetarian Times, Healing Our World, and elsewhere. Mark lives in the Connecticut College Arboretum. Download his sprouting and microgreens resources from MarkBraunstein.org
Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening offers good news: with nothing more than a cupboard and a windowsill, you can grow all the fresh salad greens you need for the winter months (or throughout the entire year) with no lights, no pumps, and no greenhouse.
Longtime gardener Peter Burke was tired of the growing season ending with the first frost, but due to his busy work schedule and family life, didn’t have the time or interest in high-input grow lights or greenhouses. Most techniques for growing what are commonly referred to as “microgreens” left him feeling overwhelmed and uninterested. There had to be a simpler way to grow greens for his family indoors. After some research and diligent experimenting, Burke discovered he was right—there was a way! And it was even easier than he ever could have hoped, and the greens more nutrient packed. He didn’t even need a south-facing window, and he already had most of the needed supplies just sitting in his pantry. The result: healthy, homegrown salad greens at a fraction of the cost of buying them at the market. The secret: start them in the dark.
Growing “Soil Sprouts”—Burke’s own descriptive term for sprouted seeds grown in soil as opposed to in jars—employs a method that encourages a long stem without expansive roots, and provides delicious salad greens in just seven to ten days, way earlier than any other method, with much less work. Indeed, of all the ways to grow immature greens, this is the easiest and most productive technique. Forget about grow lights and heat lamps! This book is a revolutionary and inviting guide for both first-time and experienced gardeners in rural or urban environments. All you need is a windowsill or two. In fact, Burke has grown up to six pounds of greens per day using just the windowsills in his kitchen! Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening offers detailed step-by-step instructions to mastering this method (hint: it’s impossible not to succeed, it’s so easy!), tools and accessories to have on hand, seeds and greens varieties, soil and compost, trays and planters, shelving, harvest and storage, recipes, scaling up to serve local markets, and much more.
Mason jar meals are a fun and practical way to take your meals on the go.
In this book, you’ll find a wide variety of recipes including all kinds of salads, as well as hot meal ideas such as mini chicken pot pies and lasagna in a jar. Also included are mouth-watering desserts such as strawberry shortcake, apple pie, and s’mores.
The recipes are easy to prepare and don’t require any special cooking skills. So what are you waiting for? Grab your Mason jars and start preparing these gorgeous and tasty dishes!
Includes over 50 recipes and color photographs.
Blueberry-Maple Refrigerator Oatmeal
Rainbow Fruit Salad
Beet and Arugula Salad
California Roll Salad
Quinoa Salad with Chicken and Walnuts
Shrimp and Mango Orzo Salad
Mini Chicken Pot Pies
No-Bake Chocolate-Crusted Cheesecake
And Lots More....