Radish Seedlings On Toast And Egg

Boost Your Health by Growing Nutritious Greens in the Winter

If you feel a bit more sluggish in the winter, it might not just be about the weather. Growing nutritious greens such as sprouts and microgreens is a great way to add a healthy dose of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and protein to your meals. Plus, these healthy little greens just might give you more energy than another cup of coffee.

Those of us who live in cold climates don’t have the easy access to an abundance of freshly-picked fruits and vegetables when the garden is covered in snow (unless, of course, you are a year-round vegetable gardener). Our farmers’ markets are filled with homemade preserves and baked goods, but the vegetable stalls are barren at this time of year. Imported grocery store produce has been selected and prepared to survive long transport times by being delivered under-ripe, frozen, or sprayed with fungicides. I am truly grateful for the technology that allows me to get fresh food in the dead of winter, but it does seem to lack the vitality of freshly picked, homegrown food.

I still fill my plate with avocados, apples, and cauliflower from grocery stores in the winter. But I also like to give my winter meals a boost by growing nutritious greens right inside my kitchen. Sprouts and microgreens can be grown from seed in as little as seven days and you don’t need any special skills.

 

I’ve written a number of posts on growing sprouts and microgreens, and I’ve compiled them all for you here in your go-to sprouting guide. Take a look at all of these projects and get your (micro)greens on!

 

How to Grow Healthy Sunflowers Sprouts in Two Weeks

Grow sunflower sprouts for a healthy boost of greens all year long!

 

Mason Jar Sprouts: Mung Beans and Green Peas

Mason jar sprouts are easy, delicious, and full of nutrients

 

Gardening for Your Kitchen Table: Using an Automatic Sprouter

How to use an automatic sprouter

 

Radish Microgreens for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Radish microgreens on morning eggs

 

Year-Round Salad Gardening: How to Build an Indoor Garden Shelf

build an indoor garden shelf

About the Author : Stephanie RoseAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie Rose

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