Monday, September 6, 2010
Friday I harvested my first batch of microgreens for sale, both pea shoots (top photo) and sunflower shoots (bottom photo). I have been experimenting with growing peas and sunflowers as sprouts and shoots for a couple of months now, and after many unsuccessful attempts, I finally have a workable system.
The good thing about raising sprouts and micro-greens is that if I grow too many, we love the healthy little greens in our sandwiches, salads and soups, and if I end up with more than we can eat, the chickens, ducks and turkeys also love them.
The downside of raising sprouts and micro-greens is that they need care twice a day--they are as demanding as milking a dairy cow!