Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening: How to Grow Nutrient-Dense, Soil-Sprouted Greens in Less Than 10 days

Year-Round Salad Gardening

Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening: How to Grow Nutrient-Dense, Soil-Sprouted Greens in Less Than 10 days
Paperback 192 pages
Peter Burke

Would you like to grow nutrient dense sprouted salad greens all winter with no pumps, no lights, and no greenhouse? In Peter Burke’s Year-Round Indoor Salad gardening you find a simple, low-tech way to do just that. Burke grows all his soil sprouted greens on windowsills in small trays with remarkable yields. This is undoubtedly the easiest, most cost-effective and productive way to provide your family with greens. I have to admit, I was very impressed with this system and plan to give it a try myself!

The book is wisely divided into three sections. The first being a general overview of the system, the second being a “how to”, and the third being a wonderful seed by seed directory of sorts that looks at each seed with information on culture, uses and troubleshooting tips. This section also has recipes that utilize the different varieties of sprouts. Below is a listing of the chapters in each section…

Part One
Fresh Greens All Year
The Incredible, Edible Indoor Salad

1. Fresh Greens in 7 Days: An Introduction
2. Genesis of the Method
3. The Nature of Soil Sprouts is Counterintuitive
4. Ten Good Reasons to Sprout in Soil versus by Traditional Methods
5. The Difference between Soil Sprouts and Microgreens
6. Becoming a Daily Gardener
7. Tools and Accessories

Part Two
How To Grow Soil Sprouts

Get Ready Guide
Quick Start Guide
8. Seeds
9. Soil vs a Soil-less Growing Medium
10. Trays and Planters
11. Fertilizer
12. Planting, Growing, and Greening
13. Harvest and Storage
14. Soil Sprouts by the Numbers

Part Three
Seed Reference and Soil Sprout Recipes

15. Seed by Seed
16. Recipes
17. A Final Word about Farming

I’ve seen books and articles on growing salad greens indoors numerous times. Most of them over complicate the idea, require sizable investments in equipment and advocate systems that, when considering inputs and other expenses compared to yields, are grossly inefficient. This book is the exact opposite! If the idea of growing fresh, nutrient dense food on the windowsill, when its -30 degrees outdoors, and the snow is knee deep, sparks your interest then I highly recommend this revolutionary little book. I’m sure that you’ll love it and will, like me, be inspired to give this a try!

 

BCH

One thought on “Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening: How to Grow Nutrient-Dense, Soil-Sprouted Greens in Less Than 10 days

  • October 14, 2015 at 7:07 am
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    It looks like a worthwhile book. Got a copy awhile back but have not done more than look at the pictures. Hope to put the ideas to good use this winter.

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