Year Round Indoor Salad Gardening

Author: Peter Burke
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603586160
Release Date: 2015-08-21
Genre: Gardening

The Low-Tech, No-Grow-Lights Approach to Abundant Harvest Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening offers good news: with nothing more than a cupboard and a windowsill, you can grow all the fresh salad greens you need for the winter months (or throughout the entire year) with no lights, no pumps, and no greenhouse. Longtime gardener Peter Burke was tired of the growing season ending with the first frost, but due to his busy work schedule and family life, didn’t have the time or interest in high-input grow lights or greenhouses. Most techniques for growing what are commonly referred to as “microgreens” left him feeling overwhelmed and uninterested. There had to be a simpler way to grow greens for his family indoors. After some research and diligent experimenting, Burke discovered he was right—there was a way! And it was even easier than he ever could have hoped, and the greens more nutrient packed. He didn’t even need a south-facing window, and he already had most of the needed supplies just sitting in his pantry. The result: healthy, homegrown salad greens at a fraction of the cost of buying them at the market. The secret: start them in the dark. Growing “Soil Sprouts”—Burke’s own descriptive term for sprouted seeds grown in soil as opposed to in jars—employs a method that encourages a long stem without expansive roots, and provides delicious salad greens in just seven to ten days, way earlier than any other method, with much less work. Indeed, of all the ways to grow immature greens, this is the easiest and most productive technique. Forget about grow lights and heat lamps! This book is a revolutionary and inviting guide for both first-time and experienced gardeners in rural or urban environments. All you need is a windowsill or two. In fact, Burke has grown up to six pounds of greens per day using just the windowsills in his kitchen! Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening offers detailed step-by-step instructions to mastering this method (hint: it’s impossible not to succeed, it’s so easy!), tools and accessories to have on hand, seeds and greens varieties, soil and compost, trays and planters, shelving, harvest and storage, recipes, scaling up to serve local markets, and much more.

Year Round Indoor Salad Gardening

Author: Peter Burke
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603586153
Release Date: 2015-09
Genre: Indoor gardening

The Low-Tech, No-Grow-Lights Approach to Abundant Harvest Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening offers good news: with nothing more than a cupboard and a windowsill, you can grow all the fresh salad greens you need for the winter months (or throughout the entire year) with no lights, no pumps, and no greenhouse. Longtime gardener Peter Burke was tired of the growing season ending with the first frost, but due to his busy work schedule and family life, didn’t have the time or interest in high-input grow lights or greenhouses. Most techniques for growing what are commonly referred to as “microgreens” left him feeling overwhelmed and uninterested. There had to be a simpler way to grow greens for his family indoors. After some research and diligent experimenting, Burke discovered he was right—there was a way! And it was even easier than he ever could have hoped, and the greens more nutrient packed. He didn’t even need a south-facing window, and he already had most of the needed supplies just sitting in his pantry. The result: healthy, homegrown salad greens at a fraction of the cost of buying them at the market. The secret: start them in the dark. Growing “Soil Sprouts”—Burke’s own descriptive term for sprouted seeds grown in soil as opposed to in jars—employs a method that encourages a long stem without expansive roots, and provides delicious salad greens in just seven to ten days, way earlier than any other method, with much less work. Indeed, of all the ways to grow immature greens, this is the easiest and most productive technique. Forget about grow lights and heat lamps! This book is a revolutionary and inviting guide for both first-time and experienced gardeners in rural or urban environments. All you need is a windowsill or two. In fact, Burke has grown up to six pounds of greens per day using just the windowsills in his kitchen! Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening offers detailed step-by-step instructions to mastering this method (hint: it’s impossible not to succeed, it’s so easy!), tools and accessories to have on hand, seeds and greens varieties, soil and compost, trays and planters, shelving, harvest and storage, recipes, scaling up to serve local markets, and much more.

Indoor Kitchen Gardening

Author: Elizabeth Millard
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 9781610589819
Release Date: 2014-06-15
Genre: Gardening

DIVIt takes just a few dollars and a few days for you to start enjoying fresh, healthy produce grown indoors in your own home./divDIV /divDIVImagine serving a home-cooked meal highlighted with beet, arugula, and broccoli microgreens grown right in your kitchen, accompanied by sautéed winecap mushrooms grown in a box of sawdust in your basement. And if you have never tasted microgreens, all you really need to do is envision all the flavor of an entire vegetable plant concentrated into a single tantalizing seedling. If you respond to the notion of nourishing your guests with amazing, fresh, organic produce that you’ve grown in your own house, condo, apartment, basement, or sunny downtown office, then you’ll love exploring the expansive new world of growing and eating that can be discovered with the help of Indoor Kitchen Gardening. Inside, author and Bossy Acres CSA co-owner Elizabeth Millard teaches you how to grow microgreens, sprouts, herbs, mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, and more—all inside your own home, where you won’t have to worry about seasonal changes or weather conditions. Filled with mouthwatering photography and more than 200 pages of DIY in-home gardening information and projects, Indoor Kitchen Gardening is your gateway to this exciting new growing method—not just for garnishes or relishes, but wholesome, nutritious, organic edibles that will satisfy your appetite as much as your palate./div

Microgreens A Guide to Growing Nutrient Packed Greens

Author: Eric Franks
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 142361030X
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Genre: Gardening

MICROGREENS A Guide to Growing Nutrient-Packed Greens DUBBED A CULINARY BUZZWORD by National Public Radio, microgreens-vegetables harvested soon after sprouting-are expected to be one of 2009's hottest food trends. With simple instruction, Microgreens teaches how to plant, grow, and harvest microgreens from one's own garden. The small amount of space needed to grow microgreens-a porch, patio, deck, or balcony will do-allows anyone to easily incorporate them into their daily meals, and the greens' nutritional potency make them a must-eat in a healthy diet. INCLUDES THESE MICROGREENS: Amaranth Arugula Basil Beet Broccoli Celery Chard Cilantro Cress Endive Mustard Pac Choi Pea Purple Cabbage Radish Tokyo Bekana

Fresh Food from Small Spaces

Author: R. J. Ruppenthal
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603580281
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Gardening

Books on container gardening have been wildly popular with urban and suburban readers, but until now, there has been no comprehensive "how-to" guide for growing fresh food in the absence of open land. Fresh Food from Small Spaces fills the gap as a practical, comprehensive, and downright fun guide to growing food in small spaces. It provides readers with the knowledge and skills necessary to produce their own fresh vegetables, mushrooms, sprouts, and fermented foods as well as to raise bees and chickens—all without reliance on energy-intensive systems like indoor lighting and hydroponics. Readers will learn how to transform their balconies and windowsills into productive vegetable gardens, their countertops and storage lockers into commercial-quality sprout and mushroom farms, and their outside nooks and crannies into whatever they can imagine, including sustainable nurseries for honeybees and chickens. Free space for the city gardener might be no more than a cramped patio, balcony, rooftop, windowsill, hanging rafter, dark cabinet, garage, or storage area, but no space is too small or too dark to raise food. With this book as a guide, people living in apartments, condominiums, townhouses, and single-family homes will be able to grow up to 20 percent of their own fresh food using a combination of traditional gardening methods and space-saving techniques such as reflected lighting and container "terracing." Those with access to yards can produce even more. Author R. J. Ruppenthal worked on an organic vegetable farm in his youth, but his expertise in urban and indoor gardening has been hard-won through years of trial-and-error experience. In the small city homes where he has lived, often with no more than a balcony, windowsill, and countertop for gardening, Ruppenthal and his family have been able to eat at least some homegrown food 365 days per year. In an era of declining resources and environmental disruption, Ruppenthal shows that even urban dwellers can contribute to a rebirth of local, fresh foods.

Indoor Gardening

Author: Peter Burke
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1475097840
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Genre: Gardening

Indoor Gardening spells out step-by-step instructions on how to grow all your salad greens all winter with no special equipment. Author Peter Burke says, "My greenhouse is a house full of greens". With nothing more than a cupboard and a windowsill you will harvest all the geens you need for a daily salad. Not just any salad, the soil-grown greens harvested in only 7 to 10 days make a tossed salad of lush, cripsy greens with a variety of colors a textures. A gourmet treat every day.This book is a 'field tested' manual, the product of several years of presenting classes to first-time and experienced gardeners alike. Even kids can do this. The most common questions are addressed. For instance, “I don't have a sunny southern window, can I still do this?” Yes, absolutely. Any window will work. Another frequent question, “I have mold on my plants!” No. that fuzzy stuff is just root hairs growing from the stem. The Indoor Garden motto is “You can't mess this up” so give it a try.Indoor Gardening is perfect for localvores or the 100 Mile Diet, what could be more local than your windowsill? The nutrient-rich greens can be a welcome food source in the dead of winter; they'll put color in your cheeks! It works just as well in an apartment as a big homestead kitchen. Even a dorm room can be an indoor garden.The Bonus Section “Indoor Farming” explains how to make extra income using the same techniques as Indoor Gardening to grow greens for cash. The abundant greens are a great addition to a Farm Stand, Farmers Market or a CSA (Consumer Supported Agriculture) Share.The Daily Gardener Series: Volume I

Microgreen Garden

Author: Mark Mathew Braunstein
Publisher: Book Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781570678998
Release Date: 2013-07-05
Genre: Cooking

Microgreens, the young seedlings of herbs, vegetables, beans, seeds, and grains, contain four to six times the vitamins and phyto-nutrients found in mature leaves of the same plants. This comprehensive resource explains how to grow microgreens at home, both inexpensively and easily. It provides detailed instructions for selecting seeds and soil, along with guidance on proper 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. Filled with how-to information and vibrant full-color photos by the author, the book explores every aspect of this unique form of gardening. Included is a helpful guide to 55 species of microgreens, which profiles each green according to its flavor, preferred cultivar, special handling needs, and more.

The Speedy Vegetable Garden

Author: Mark Diacono
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604695700
Release Date: 2012-01-15
Genre: Gardening

Typically, vegetable gardening is about the long view: peas sown in spring aren't harvested until summer, and tomatoes started indoors in February can't be eaten until July. But it's not true for all plants. Some things can be planted and eaten in weeks, days, even hours. The Speedy Vegetable Garden highlights more than 50 quick crops, with complete information on how to sow, grow, and harvest each plant, and sumptuous photography that provides inspiration and a visual guide for when to harvest. In addition to instructions for growing, it also provides recipes that highlight each crop’s unique flavor, like Chickpea sprout hummus, stuffed tempura zucchini flowers, and a paella featuring calendula. Sprouted seeds are the fastest. Microgreens can be harvested in weeks: cilantro, 14 days after planting; arugula and fennel in 10 days. And a handful of vegetable varieties grow more quickly than their slower relatives, like dwarf French beans (60 days), cherry tomatoes (65 days), and early potatoes (75 days). The Speedy Vegetable Garden puts fresh, seed-to-table food at your fingertips, fast!

Sprouts The Miracle Food

Author:
Publisher: Sproutman Publication
ISBN: 9781878736307
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Cooking

The Sproutman's guide to indoor organic gardening shows you step by step, how to grow these delicious baby greens and mini-vegetables in just one week from seed to salad. This guide can make anyone a self sufficient gardener of sprouts that are bursting with concentrated nutrition. Includes comprehensive nutrition charts, Questions and Answers, seed resources, illustrations, photo's & Charts.

Indoor Edible Garden

Author: Zia Allaway
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781465464545
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Genre: Gardening

Grow herbs, vegetables, and flowers in your home that look amazing and taste even better with Indoor Edible Garden. Featuring 28 innovative step-by-step projects, Indoor Edible Garden is a highly visual guide full of practical tips and stylish ideas for how to create edible indoor gardens using whatever space you have available-from balconies and windowsills to countertops, walls, and even ceilings. Inspiring from the start, this book shows off its lush garden projects through beautiful design and full-color photographs. Reference more than 30 profiles of the top herbs, edible flowers, fruiting plants, and vegetables, then, follow DIY project templates to grow your gardens into beautiful home decor. The step-by-step instructions include how to create a hanging garden "globe" with chili and basil plants, how to make the growing area for herbs just right so they will flourish, and more. Plus, Indoor Edible Garden includes straightforward explanations of scientific methods such as artificial lighting and hydroponics and key techniques for planting, drainage, and harvesting. Indoor Edible Garden helps create stunning and edible home decor so your living space will be fruitful-and beautiful-all year round.

Grow What You Love

Author: Emily Murphy
Publisher:
ISBN: 0228100208
Release Date: 2018-03
Genre: Fruit

Grow What You Love is designed to be a simple guide to growing vegetables, herbs and more that will add to the flavor and variety of fresh produce choices throughout the year. Aimed at novice and experienced gardeners alike it will be an image-driven, how-to adventure from an expert gardener and communicator with an enthusiasm for an authentic life.

Indoor Salad

Author: Ginger Booth
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1507727356
Release Date: 2015-01-29
Genre: Gardening

What Do You Really Need to Grow Vegetables Indoors? You've seen systems for $200, others for $500, expensive lighting solutions and hydroponic claims. Indoor Salad puts these technologies and more into perspective, and you into the driver's seat. The practical crops to grow indoors are the salad crops we eat fresh – lettuce, brassicas like kale and salad greens, herbs, cucumbers, beans, peppers, and mouth-melting tomatoes. Starting from what those crops need,Indoor Salad explores technologies to meet those needs – from the humble CFL light bulb to hydroponics. Get growing today with do-it-yourself projects for the craftsy. Or buy ready-made systems with confidence. Hydroponics and potting mix – when to use which Organic and inorganic options Best grow projects for kids Seed-starting indoors 4 types of crop plant needs 7 lighting technologies 9 DIY projects include the author's own inventions 11 crops detailed with proven indoor varieties Are you an urban gardener disappointed by your harvests? An Aerogarden owner suffering tomato heartbreak? A container gardener who wants to take it year-round? A black thumb that yearns to be green? Stubbornly insist that growing your own should cost less than the farm market? Bemused or offended by the price tags on indoor grow systems? Believe all kids should know how to grow food? Simply want to eat good food, bite into a tomato and mayo sandwich, bursting with rich flavor and no pesticides? Me, too. Whether you're an indoor gardening novice, or an experienced vegetable gardener seeking to up your game, read this engaging, skimmable book. You'll soon be busy gardening and eating the fruits of your efforts – year round, no matter where you live. I dare you to buy this book and not harvest fresh lettuce indoors within the month. Note: This is the black & white edition, a lower cost alternative to the full-color edition.

What s Wrong With My Houseplant

Author: David Deardorff
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604697360
Release Date: 2016-02-04
Genre: Gardening

This book will turn even the brownest thumbs green! Houseplants add style, clean the air, and bring nature indoors. But they are often plagued with problems—aphids, mealybugs, mites, and thrips to name just a few. What’s Wrong With My Houseplant? shows you how to keep indoor plants healthy by first teaching you how to identify the problem and solve it with a safe, natural solution. This hardworking guide includes plant profiles for 148 plants organized by type with visual keys to the most of common problems, and the related organic solutions that will lead to a healthy plant.

Lasagna Gardening

Author: Patricia Lanza
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 0875967957
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Gardening

Explains how to use a system of layered mulch materials, including newspaper, leaves, and grass clippings, to provide a nutrient-rich base for healthy gardens and robust flowers, herbs, vegetables, and fruits

Growing Microgreens

Author: Susan Alima Friar
Publisher:
ISBN: 0991004612
Release Date: 2013-10-28
Genre: Cooking (Greens)

How would you like to have fresh garden greens ready to eat in 7 to 10 days winter or summer? Step by step, I will take you from the ?no fail,? highly nutritious broccoli and kale to the colorful and kid favorite sunflower and pea shoots and way beyond. You only need a few minutes each day to tend your plants and you can have a rainbow of colors in a minimum of space and very reasonable cost. Microgreens are the youngest cultivated, green plants (1 to 2? in height) as opposed to sprouts which are germinated seeds. Seeds can be from vegetable or herb to edible flower seeds. Grow them in your home on your window sill or on your patio or anywhere that gets some light and is between 60 and 80 degrees. At the same time, growing this miniature garden can offer you a peaceful moment in your day as you watch the magic of nature with its varied shades, textures and tastes provide you with your own live green superfoods.