The Simplest Way to Garden at Home – The Sprouting Garden
If you want to get into gardening, but simply do not have the space, it can be quite frustrating. Since you do not have access to a yard, it can be difficult to have the ideal garden that you want to be able to use.
One option is to garden differently with plants that don’t take up too much space and can be grown indoors. While this is very limiting, there is a certain type of garden that will meet these needs. Sprouting is the answer for those without a yard, or a very small or limited one as well.
Sprouting can be done at home with sprout seeds, a sprouting jar, and some water. One can start this entire process with less than twenty dollars. How it works is you start by putting a tablespoon or two of seeds into a jar. Wash these seeds with water and cover the jar. Turn it upside down at a 45 degree angle and simply let it sit there. Twice a day this rinsing process will happen. Over the course of three to six days depending on the seed, the sprouts will grow.
You can grow green vegetables, grasses, grains, and even beans this way. As long as they are sprouting seeds, each of these vegetables in sprout form will be edible and very nutritious. In this state, there is more nutrition per pound than in any other form. When you and your family starts eating these sprouts, you will be contributing to a better diet overall.
You can use these sprouts in salads or in stir fries. In a salad, you can get “spicy” sprouts to add a bit of zest or zing to the taste. For stir fry recipes, it is common to use bean based sprouts that are found in a wide variety of oriental dishes.
Go out and try to start your first sprout garden. It is simple enough for a child to take care of and exciting since results can be seen in only a matter of days.
If you want to garden and just do not have a sufficient amount of space to do so, consider sprouting. These sprouts are very nutritious and can be quite fun and easy to grow with only jars and water.