by Mark Mathew Braunstein —
Microgreens — the young seedlings of herbs, vegetables, beans, seeds and grains — contain four to six times the vitamins and phytochemicals found in mature leaves of the same plants.
These great tasting nutritional powerhouses are now in gourmet restaurants, upscale grocery stores and trendy farmers’ markets everywhere.
If you have wanted to grow microgreens at home, this comprehensive resource explains everything you need to know to grow them inexpensively and easily.
It provides extensive instructions for selecting seeds and soil, along with guidance on temperature, light and ventilation.
Also covered are methods for both small- and large-scale growing of microgreens, how to extend harvests and techniques for preventing contamination by bacteria and mold.
Chock-full of detailed information and vibrant full-color photos, the book explores every aspect of this unique form of gardening.
Included is a helpful guide for almost 60 species of microgreens that profiles each according to its flavor, special handling needs and more.
Find sprouting and microgreen resources at markbraunstein.org.
$14.95 — Book Publishing Company, P.O. Box 99, Summertown, TN 38483.
Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 32, Number 5, October/November 2013.