So, I instead, I 'green up' our windowsills with shoots! Growing shoots like broccoli, mustard, radish, peas, sunflowers and more is extremely easy. It does take a bit more time than sprouting seeds - about 7 to 21 days, but I love the end result. We toss handfuls in wraps, salads, pasta and stir-fries. Plus, the kids love to scissor harvest them! We simply plant them in shallow containers with about an inch of moist potting soil and wait for our crunchy, super nutritious treat to grow!
A week ago, I seeded some broccoli shoots and tonight we're harvesting most of them for a Sunday night pasta. Here's the week in review:
|Just planted! Sow thickly and cover with plastic until the|
seeds sprout in a day or so.
|Day 2 - germination!|
|Day 3 - Here they come!|
|Day 5 - Almost an inch tall!|
|Day 7 - Time to harvest.. 2 inches tall and ready to eat!|
|They're almost too pretty to harvest...|