Sprouting Winter Energy Food


| 2/7/2017 12:00:00 AM


Tags: sprouting, indoor gardening, plant energy, sprouts, Cindy Barlowe, North Carolina,

 

Winter can be a difficult time for gardeners.  After harvesting fresh food for most of the year, freezing temperatures and inclement weather keep even the bravest farmers indoors, dreaming of tomato juice dripping from the chin, sweet corn kernels popping like caviar against teeth and crunching luscious, colorful leaves that delight the eye as much as the palate.  Farmer’s markets, with fresh wares produced in greenhouses or high tunnels, offer solace, but there is nothing that compares to eating one’s own fresh food.

 

 Winter makes gardeners long for summer's bounty.

Thankfully, there is a simple solution for those who enjoy watching seeds germinate and become edible sustenance and the process is fast, easy and only requires a few ordinary household items, a handful of seeds and a sunny window.  To alleviate those mid-winter gardening blues, try growing sprouts.  In a matter of days, with minimal effort, you can have fresh green produce for salads, sandwiches or toppings for almost any dish.  Well, maybe not chocolate cake.  But then again, that could be an interesting combination . . .

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