February 26, 2014

Flash Giveaway: The Ultimate Microgreen-Growing Book!

I've written about microgreens before. And I just wrote about them again on PBS Food because this winter, my windowsills have become veritable little microgreen mini-farms. It is such a joy to be able to grow your own nutrient-packed tender baby greens in the dead of winter. (And so easy it makes me wonder why I haven't been doing it my whole life).

While outside my window it's been looking like this:




Inside it's been looking like this:



And this:



The tray you see above holds my 8-day old broccoli microgreens. They are ready to eat and they contain 20 to 50 times the cancer-fighting compounds that a mature broccoli plant does. These little guys are a powerhouse of good stuff. So if you know someone who is looking to add cancer-fighting foods in their diet, this is a top-notch place to start.

My microgreens have come a long way since my first forays, two winters ago. I'm actually a little embarassed now at the measly little greens I grew in that first video. Part of what's made me a better microgreen grower is this amazing book which is a wealth of information: Microgreens, A Guide To Growing Nutrient-Packed Greens



This book will inspire you and take you through the easy step-by-step process of growing microgreens at home. It's packed with wisdom, tips, and gorgeous photos... like this one which makes me want to do a somersault (I mean just look at all those adorable little baby plants!!!)


Photo from the book Microgreens A Guide To Growing Nutrient-Packed Greens

I really wanted to share my enthusiasm about this exceptional book with you and the kind folks at Gibbs Smith have agreed to give away a copy to one lucky duck. So here's how you enter:

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In the meantime, if you've got microgreens and want to try a delicious salad, this is my latest recipe which you can find on PBS Food:





























Bon app├ętit!


35 comments:

  1. Just amazing. There is so much we can grow at home and I'm only getting started.

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  2. Just got out my seed trays yesterday and picked up a package of micro-green seeds from Blomidon Nurseries! Just the inspiration I needed! Thanks

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  3. I've got a few flats set up in my greenhouse, so excited!

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  4. I bought two bags of worm compost at the market in Wolfville before Christmas, intending to give them for Christmas gifts - since that time of year is already gone and they are still here and ..... I also have a pile of sprouting seeds sitting around that I haven't taken the time to sprout, I declare I will give it a go and start some micro greens today, thank you !

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  5. Such a wonderful idea for this dreary time of the year! <3
    I love you, Aubergine!

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  6. What a lovely book! I grow microgreens under lights--my windowsills are teeny and face north, sadly--and they are such a delight when it is a negative wind chill with howling winds outside. There's nothing like spring on your plate in January!

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  7. I have tried growing micro-greens but at some point they just get mushy, or wilt away, so I grew disaffectionate. But this book makes me feel like giving it another try!

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  8. I just started growing micro-greens! They are awesome! It's nice to have fresh greens in the winter!

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  9. I'm already growing all kinds of sprouts in jars but hey imagine with this little book! Bring on the new techniques and ideas...
    Sky's the limit i'm gonna become a pro micro green thumb!

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  10. My kids will eat anything they grow or that has the word baby in front of it. and I'm a plant nerd.

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  11. I've loved having a window to grow lots of herbs, but I've never done micro.... this will be a good start.

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  12. I'd like to get off on the right foot and I'm sure this book would make that happen:)

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  13. We just bought some micro greens over the weekend and said we should really just grow them ourselves. It would be great to win to have the information to start, plus our kids would love it. Thanks

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  14. I am interested in learning more about microgreens, and would like to raise them, given our very short growing/gardening season.

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  15. I would love to win this. Eating fresh microgreens sounds wonderful!

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  16. Looking forward to giving this a try.

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  17. Nice. Wish I had enough light—in Manhattan, but maybe I can start some for my little terrace.

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  18. I am definitely going to try this and would love to have this book in my kitchen library! Thanks!

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  19. Would love the book since I'm moving to Japan for 10yrs, where microgreens are generally not available even in stores.

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  20. I was just thinking this morning about how my body is craving fresh greens. Micros are the best right now for the body according to Chinese wisdom. Would LOVE to win this book! Thanks for the opportunity and for sharing this info.

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  21. Thank you for letting us know about this book. Aube, I hope you don't feel too embarrassed by that first video. I remember seeing it and thinking, Wow, that looks so simple and I have a plant dish like that right HERE! So, it was a great place to start. Now I'm excited to learn what you've learned from the book!

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  22. After the sprouts concern a few years ago, I have been pretty hesitant to purchase them in the store although I love them. It would be great to win this book so I could learn to grow my own.

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  23. sprouts of lentils and beans too make a great salad

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  24. I was wondering how to get fresh greens in the winter. I need wonder no longer. The salad looks great.

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  25. My mom grew cress as a microgreen when I was growing up. I'd love to give it a try myself with others!

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  26. I've always wanted to try growing microgreens, and would love a book guide me!

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  27. I would love to learn how to grow my own! I love using them and buy them by the gallon every week!

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  28. This is just what I need! Winter seems never ending this year, my garden outside is like siberia. I think I'll start a microgreen patch in the kitchen this afternoon! Of course I'd love the book too. :)

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  29. I've recently got into growing my own food (starting with baby tomatoes!) and it's so fulfilling to see the plant flourish! I'm also trying to eat all natural ingredients so microgreens would be a great addition!

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  30. Hi there :) I've made the sprouts and think trying microgreens would be fun to try. Great photos in your post - everything looks delish!
    Kelly

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  31. I just found your site and love it. My yard has no sun for a garden and I'd love to grow healthy greens indoors.

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  32. I am reallllly interested in learning more about growing my own micro greens! I have been trying to steer my life into a new direction lately and my diet is a big part of that! I would love to grow my own food and lead a healthy (and yummy!) life :)

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  33. I've finally escaped the years of dorm-room life/eating lifestyle and would LOVE to start this!

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  34. This book would get me in the right direction.

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  35. I love microgreens! I grow them on my windowsill. They're packed with flavor and nutrients. I did a post a little ways back on microgreens http://wildgreensandsardines.blogspot.com/2013/07/a-salad-of-homegrown-microgreens.html

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