Lately we've been enjoying some of the fruits of our labours, and I'm happy to admit that not a great deal of labour was involved.
The micro-greens I've been growing on the kitchen bench have been very successful. I'm so happy with them. I bought the seed from this little website, a great source of organic seed in Australia.
So far the seeds have grown in three medium:
- In glass jars as sprouts. I like to do alfalfa, mustard and mung beans in jars.
- In little jiffy pots. I grew red cabbage, sunflower sprouts, broccoli and brussel sprouts.
- Just on wet paper towel. This is an easy method, but it does dry out quickly. I grew wheat grass with this method.
My other little exciting home grown produce is the portobello mushrooms. So far, I haven't had a huge crop, but for taste, nothing is like a freshly picked mushroom. Beautiful. I had them for breakfast with some refried potato wedges I'd baked last night, along with some spinach. Sprinkle on some gomasio and sprouts...delicious.
We've also had a great harvest of grapefruit. They aren't very sweet, but I still love them. I added some to our totally home grown salad tonight. A little vinaigrette - yum!
Are you eating anything home-grown right now?