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Microgreens: How to Grow Nature's Own Superfood

3.68  ·  Rating Details ·  68 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
Microgreens are the first true leaves of herbs and vegetables -- and today's hottest gourmet garnish.

Microgreens is a practical guide to growing arugula and other popular mini-greens that offer a multitude of colors, textures and distinct flavors, as well as high levels of concentrated active compounds. Microgreens pack a powerful nutritional punch, are easily grown in
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Paperback, 108 pages
Published August 19th 2010 by Firefly Books (first published July 22nd 2010)
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Sarah Lee
If you are wanting to get started in microgreens this book has lots of good information on the various types. I checked this out from my library to get started with my sprouts and microgreens, but I definitely want to purchase my own copy in the future to branch out into other types of greens!
Sue
Oct 01, 2011 Sue rated it really liked it
Growing microgreens is a new concept to me, and it is beautifully presented in this book. The health benefits and each microgreen's properties, such as taste and use, are detailed. How to grow, in what kind of containers, and recipes are explained in separate chapters. Websites and resources and a glossary are included at the end of the book. One reviewer thought pictures of step by step planting and harvesting would have been great additions to the book, and I agree. Now I am enthused to try th ...more
Yellowoasis
May 06, 2011 Yellowoasis rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011
This book is visually very appealing (as you'd expect from a professional florist). It gives good advice, but I'd like it to be a bit more precise. Just how thick should the seeds be sown? Can you recycle the growing medium? What kind of fertiliser should you use, how dilute? Some photos of work in progress would be good too - step by step images so you know what to do at each stage. On the whole though, it's an attractive book and I suspect her message is, "Just have a go!"
Teesa
Feb 05, 2014 Teesa rated it really liked it
Microgreens, yes you're now used to the familiar wheatgrass sold everywhere. If you're lucky you'll now see more variety microgreens...they are not not to be confused with sprouts, they are grown in high light and in soil. Stronger in flavor and more concentrated nutrition, they can easily be added to your favorite dishes. You probably already have on hand everything needed to get started, so enjoy the anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant effects for yourself.
Voracious
Sep 16, 2012 Voracious rated it liked it
Useful guide, though I wish she'd provided info consistently on each plant. For example, with some seeds she specified the best growing medium, but not with all. Or best season for growing, etc. I don't believe her nutritional claims have much scientific backing. But it gave me the info I need, mostly.
Ita
Apr 28, 2011 Ita rated it really liked it
OK, I'm shallow. I got this for the pictures. I was pleasantly surprised to find it contained lots of good information on growing microgreens. And it is inspiring me to maybe even grow some! I'm trying to eat healthier and veggies are my least favorite food.
Kristen
Feb 02, 2013 Kristen rated it it was ok
Didn't really get any more/new info from this that I haven't read already online. In fact, the entire book feels like an overly long magazine article, with waaaaay too much emphasis on growing in "cute" or "attractive" containers. Who cares?!
Laura
Jan 02, 2012 Laura rated it it was ok
Lots of pretty pictures. Encouraging if you want to grow on a small scale, even in a small apartment or just a bit for fun. Lacks specific horticultural information for each type of plant but includes basic info on growing microgreens.
Tamsin
Nov 07, 2012 Tamsin rated it liked it
Inspiring - now I'm off to buy some microgreen seeds :)
Rachael
Jul 17, 2012 Rachael rated it really liked it
Shelves: garden
great info, now i have one more thing to plant........
Elie
Jul 08, 2013 Elie rated it liked it
Shelves: growing
The pictures are really inspiring, the text not so much. Some interesting facts under the individual crop section.
Molly
Jan 04, 2011 Molly rated it liked it
I learned a good deal about growing greens, and I really enjoyed some of the recipes.
Miss M
May 09, 2016 Miss M rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nature, nonfiction, garden
Good beginner's guide to growing microgreens. Definitely good for reference.
Annie Oosterwyk
Mar 07, 2015 Annie Oosterwyk rated it liked it
Shelves: gardening
I went straight to the farmer's market and bought sprouts after reading this.
Helen Lyons
Nov 10, 2011 Helen Lyons rated it it was amazing
It was informational. I did not think of using greens that small. I will definately grow grees to use before they are mature.
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