Do you sprout or grown your own microgreens?

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And I don't mean marijuana lol! 😂

Just curious, if any one does this instead of buy them, as they can get costly and it seems easy enough to do at home.
Curious what your favorites are and how you use them in your meals ?

Thanks

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  • ecjim
    ecjim Posts: 1,001 Member
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    I'll grow traditional salad greens during the winter - they cook in the summer heat - I grow moringa, Katuk, & cranberry hibiscus, all year all good for salads They handle the heat fine, might die back in the winter if we get a freeze. also Chaya & collard greens to cook - I'm still getting some collards from the plants I planted in the fall. Eastcoast Jim
  • k8eekins
    k8eekins Posts: 2,264 Member
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    And I don't mean marijuana lol! 😂

    Just curious, if any one does this instead of buy them, as they can get costly and it seems easy enough to do at home.
    Curious what your favorites are and how you use them in your meals ?

    Thanks

    Currently buying sprouts/microgreens, unfortunately.
  • Leslierussell4134
    Leslierussell4134 Posts: 376 Member
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    k8eekins wrote: »
    And I don't mean marijuana lol! 😂

    Just curious, if any one does this instead of buy them, as they can get costly and it seems easy enough to do at home.
    Curious what your favorites are and how you use them in your meals ?

    Thanks

    Currently buying sprouts/microgreens, unfortunately.

    Me too. However I was inspired by a YouTube video from a raw vegan ( which I am not). She made it look so easy to sprout my own in jars at home, so I'm giving it a try. I'm on day 2 and lentils have little tails already😄. So far there is something kind of satisfying about it.

    If I were to grow some microgreens, it would likely be small scale and might cost the same indirectly. I guess the bonus would be saving on the plastic containers they come in when bought from the store. I'd have to share later if there were any real dollar savings.
  • Leslierussell4134
    Leslierussell4134 Posts: 376 Member
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    ecjim wrote: »
    I'll grow traditional salad greens during the winter - they cook in the summer heat - I grow moringa, Katuk, & cranberry hibiscus, all year all good for salads They handle the heat fine, might die back in the winter if we get a freeze. also Chaya & collard greens to cook - I'm still getting some collards from the plants I planted in the fall. Eastcoast Jim

    Yum!
  • k8eekins
    k8eekins Posts: 2,264 Member
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    k8eekins wrote: »
    And I don't mean marijuana lol! 😂

    Just curious, if any one does this instead of buy them, as they can get costly and it seems easy enough to do at home.
    Curious what your favorites are and how you use them in your meals ?

    Thanks

    Currently buying sprouts/microgreens, unfortunately.

    Me too. However I was inspired by a YouTube video from a raw vegan ( which I am not). She made it look so easy to sprout my own in jars at home, so I'm giving it a try. I'm on day 2 and lentils have little tails already😄. So far there is something kind of satisfying about it.

    If I were to grow some microgreens, it would likely be small scale and might cost the same indirectly. I guess the bonus would be saving on the plastic containers they come in when bought from the store. I'd have to share later if there were any real dollar savings.

    Me too ... I was looking up vertical potato gardening at the time. Wanted to and still will eventually get to these. Focused on the edible garden in the backyard at the moment.

    An expense comp will be super.
  • Leslierussell4134
    Leslierussell4134 Posts: 376 Member
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    k8eekins wrote: »
    k8eekins wrote: »
    And I don't mean marijuana lol! 😂

    Just curious, if any one does this instead of buy them, as they can get costly and it seems easy enough to do at home.
    Curious what your favorites are and how you use them in your meals ?

    Thanks

    Currently buying sprouts/microgreens, unfortunately.

    Me too. However I was inspired by a YouTube video from a raw vegan ( which I am not). She made it look so easy to sprout my own in jars at home, so I'm giving it a try. I'm on day 2 and lentils have little tails already😄. So far there is something kind of satisfying about it.

    If I were to grow some microgreens, it would likely be small scale and might cost the same indirectly. I guess the bonus would be saving on the plastic containers they come in when bought from the store. I'd have to share later if there were any real dollar savings.

    Me too ... I was looking up vertical potato gardening at the time. Wanted to and still will eventually get to these. Focused on the edible garden in the backyard at the moment.

    An expense comp will be super.

    Okay, then I'm up for the challenge! Since even one person is interested, I will do this little experiment and share the results.
    I live in California, so growing is possible year round, I currently do have veggies in the backyard, but want to add more nutrients to my diet with more frequency.
    I'll have to price out my seeds and will give a summary at the end of a few trials.
  • bpetrosky
    bpetrosky Posts: 3,911 Member
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    I have limited space for growing anything, so herbs like basil and cilantro seem a better use of resources than sprouts.
  • lucys1225
    lucys1225 Posts: 597 Member
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    I grow broccoli sprouts on my windowsill. Couldn't be any easier.
  • ecjim
    ecjim Posts: 1,001 Member
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    ecjim wrote: »
    I'll grow traditional salad greens during the winter - they cook in the summer heat - I grow moringa, Katuk, & cranberry hibiscus, all year all good for salads They handle the heat fine, might die back in the winter if we get a freeze. also Chaya & collard greens to cook - I'm still getting some collards from the plants I planted in the fall. Eastcoast Jim

    Yum!

    Yep - Tasty - I like to grow my fruits & veggies -at least some of them - Eastcoast Jim