Richard carried out a demonstration for World Diabetes Day yesterday showing how easy it is to grow microgreens or produce sprouts.
In a world where vegetables are expensive there's always the concern about in spite of having good intentions, an expensive lettuce or cabbage or bag of salad can go off in the fridge before getting a chance to use it. Also, not everyone likes these things, children or adults!
But most people can enjoy a handful of mild (or tasty) sprouts or microgreens as part of a meal, hidden in a sandwich, or by themselves if the fridge door accidentally opens as you go past and you just have to grab something to snack on.
And they are super easy to grow. There are plenty of special containers designed for the job, but as explained in the Gardens4Health Information sheet here, a bag of the right (organic or untreated) seeds, a jar and some fabric or a tray and some seed raising mix...and you're ready to go. They are also super quick, it's Monday and you want a vegetable option for the weekend...put your sprouts on! Sow your microgreens on the windowsill!