Friday, December 17, 2010

Little powerhouses!

We have a new "toy"...my Kitchen Garden is now on my counter top and in full production. This little kit makes growing food accessible to everyone no matter where you live. It's food growing on the smallest scale and it works!

Benefits of sprouting:
"A sprout possesses all of the energy, vitamins and nutrients and power that enables it to be transformed from a small seed into a strong plant. At this stage its nutritional value is at its highest for instance, sprouted seeds can contain 400% more protein than lettuce and over 3900% more beta-carotine." from www.energizeforlife.com

There are other ways to grow sprouts besides this kitchen garden, but I really like this set up and the colors look so cheerful on my counter.

We have alfafa, wild peas, fenugreek, mung beans,canola and black urad producing at the moment. I have lentils and wheat waiting to go next.

We are having them on crackers with humus, on salads and in our sandwiches. Power food, quick and simple.

2 comments:

Tanya said...

That's a brilliant set up. Are the colours for differnt types of sprouts or to denote different days they were started or just decoration. I'm wondering if a wine rack and some jars would work the same or is it on a bit more of a slope than a wine rack?

Wendy said...

Hi Tanya

The bands don't have any meaning. I think it's just pretty like that, and the producers probably thought the same :-)

There is a more definate slope than a wine rack, the thing is that the sprouts must not lie in water and when you rinse them in the morning you don't necessarily have time to stand and watch them drip so this angle does it just right! I am sure you could figure out something?