Year-Round Indoor Sal... BFO-1769
How to Grow Nutrient-Dense Soil-Sprouted Greens in Less Than 10 DaysPeter Burke, 2015, 183 pp.
Grow all your greens, year round, even in a big city small apartment! Peter Burke has found the “sweet spot” in growing sprouts. He shows you how to grow nutrient-dense soil-sprouted greens in less than 10 days in not much space at all. He harvests 10-12 ounces of greens every day from five small trays – which can be any form of container that is about 3” X 6” X 2”.
“It’s like a just-in-time inventory – the greens arrive on time, when I need them, every day. To get the particular yield I want, I plant five trays a day, one each of the most popular seeds: sunflower, radish, buckwheat, pea, and broccoli. I add two trays of peas once a week for a family favorite – stir-fry pea shoots, mushrooms, and garlic. If its winter and I want more greens, I add a few trays of sunflower or I add more seed varieties like purple kohlrabi, Chinese cabbage, or Hong Vit radish.
These adjustments are easy to make when I have to plan only 10 days in advance. The minimal space required by using the small trays makes it possible for someone living in an apartment, condominium, or dorm room to produce abundant fresh greens; an indoor salad garden using these small trays is not a garden only in name; it is a real, productive, feed-the-family garden.”
“When I say “small tray,” I’m talking about an open container measuring 3 inches wide by 6 inches long by 2 inches deep…" "Depending on the circumstances, I use some ceramic bowls and wooden boxes and the foil bread pans.” By my calculations he needs only 90 square inches to eat every day, and that is 630-900 square inches. That is basically a 2 foot by 2-3 foot growing space! (That growing space may double or more depending on the space efficiency of the trays.) Ship Wt = .8 lb