Microgreens: A Guide To Growing Nutrient Packed Greens

Microgreens: A Guide To Growing Nutrient Packed Greens

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by Eric Franks, Jasmine Richardson
     
 

With simple instructions, Microgreens: A Guide to Growing Nutrient-Packed Greens by Eric Franks and Jasmine Richardson, shows readers how to grow their own little greens of arugula, basil, purple cabbage, chard, radishes, broccoli, cilantro, and more.

Microgreens teaches the easy process of how to plant and grow, as well as how to harvest little greens,

Overview

With simple instructions, Microgreens: A Guide to Growing Nutrient-Packed Greens by Eric Franks and Jasmine Richardson, shows readers how to grow their own little greens of arugula, basil, purple cabbage, chard, radishes, broccoli, cilantro, and more.

Microgreens teaches the easy process of how to plant and grow, as well as how to harvest little greens, which on average is about 2 weeks after sowing. Eaten alone, as a salad, or added to soups, entrees, sandwiches, burgers, or anything else, these tiny greens of nutrition will enhance everyday food and life!

Only a small amount of space is needed to grow microgreens—a porch, patio, deck, or balcony, indoors or outdoors, will do. This allows anyone to easily incorporate microgreens into their daily meals, and the greens' nutritional potency make them a must-eat in a healthy diet, any time of the year!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423603641
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
02/17/2009
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
301,540
Product dimensions:
9.74(w) x 7.52(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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The purpose of Microgreens is to give you an avenue to the joy of growing and eating your own food. We can imagine a time when every rooftop, windowsill, and small yard is alive with trays of microgreens. Even people driving campers across the country could be growing a tray in their window while germinating another under the bed. You will find that growing greens is surprisingly easy. We will show you each of the simple steps it takes to grow, harvest, and prepare your own microgreens.

Meet the Author

Eric Frank and Jasmine Richardson reside in Big Sur, California, where they own Microcosm Microgreens.

Eric Frank and Jasmine Richardson reside in Big Sur, California, where they own Microcosm Microgreens.

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Microgreens: A Guide To Growing Nutrient Packed Greens 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Spouted seeds provide excellent nutrition because the conversion of the stored nutrients released at germination provides nutrients not found in more mature plant materials. I was excited to read the new book Microgreens which covers the plant stage immediately after sprouting. In addition to an elevated nutritional level, plants at this phase in their life cycle offer a fresh, crisp culinary experience. Upon opening this book, printed on heavy coated paper, I was immediately inclined to leaf through it from one end to the other. The photography is superb and Ms. Gibbons is to be congratulated on its excellence with good depth of field and great presentation of some rather diminutive plants. The book follows the authors experiences as they learn the ups and down of how to grow microgreens. When they first start, they have only a small area in which to grow their crops. They discuss their search for locating sources of seeds and finding the best varieties to grow on well structured and modified soils. As their skills improve, they find a location with more space and begin to produce crops commercially. Microgreens covers, both in word and picture, the difference between sprouts, microgreens and baby greens. There is useful information on soils, nutrition, and the value of various plant types. The authors detail materials from soils to containers and seed sources and provide a sequential set of steps for producing a crop up to harvesting. It is evident that Frank and Richardson enjoy the freshness and nutrition of their work. I found the section detailing each type of plant with details of the botany and taxonomy particularly interesting. Also provided is germination data and the level of difficulty in growing each plant. Associated with each detail page is a photograph of the specific cultivar at the proper stage for harvest. Towards the end of the book is a section in which several chefs provide recipes and other information on microgreens as well as a section with a select source of seeds and materials. Quill says: We found this book well worth exploring both for those who wish to expand their horizons and especially for those who want to eat organically.
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