We love to eat salads. In the summer its very easy to grow your own. Now that we are entering Autumn, the gardens are gearing down for a long winters nap. I really miss my garden during this time. I love to grow things. Each year I start my garden from seedlings that I started in my house, late February. I am now starting micro greens to get us through this "rest" time. When my husband was recently diagnosed with Diverticulitis, I went to the books and internet and did as much research as my eyes could read and my brain could process. Its wonderful having a pre-med student in the house too. I read many varying degrees of dealing with my husbands condition. From eating only canned goods, and white breads. That didnt fit us at all. To eating whole foods and lots of natural fiber. We like leafy greens, as you know, homemade breads, and fresh canned goods from home grown gardens. We decided on a high fiber, more natural way of treatment. So far, its working. Along with supplements. His condition is quiet, and no more pain. All good.
Its taken about three days and they have sprouted! To harvest, just use some sharp, clean scissors and snip-snip off the tops. I use them in salads. Or I use them in my juicer mixed with carrots, apples, kale and cucumbers and whatever other fruits or berries we have on hand. This concoction is loaded with vitamins, antioxidants and omega 3, a fatty acid thats super-duper good for you! Thanks to the Purselane. Thanks to the Purselane. Some say not to use Wheat Grass in an electric juicer, unless its the $300 model. Well, I got mine at a local store for under $50 and I think it works just fine. You have to do what works for you, and if it means going into debt to do it. I say, lets RETHINK that. Doesnt sound appealing you say? Hmmm. Try it. Its amazing. And amazing for your body. You know whats coming. The sniffles, sore throats, groggy, no energy crude thats always going around. Build up your body the better way, naturally and home grown. Its easy peasy and ohhhh so fun!
One more thing! As you'll see in one of the photos theres three Romain "dead-ends" those are NOT dead. Place them in your dirt, outside garden in the summer or inside now, they will grow! I have only had success with the organic variety, the conventional ones grow for a short time, then always die.