This was a great book! I enjoyed it very much! It was most helpful in helping someone who is interested in learning how to grow their own sprouts. There are several methods to choose from and for me, I have decided to grow them in trays in soil. I am currently growing wheat grass, pea sprouts, alfalfa sprouts and clover. They are doing well so far and I am excited to try them when they are ready to harvest. I plan to juice the wheat grass and eat the others in salads. I would recommend this book to anyone who is a beginner and interested in growing their own sprouts!
7 FEB 2014 UPDATE: My wife wrote this initial review and I would like to provide an update to our experience, partly based on knowledge from this book. We have been growing sprouts since about mid-December 2013, in addition to micro-greens (there is a difference) in trays in our kitchen next to a sliding-glass door. We bought some of our supplies and seeds from got sprouts dot com. They even have an Amazon storefront. So far, I've had excellent germination rates from their seeds and you could easily use them to plant fully-mature greens and grains. Their growing trays (10"x10" and 10"x20") are a little expensive and I found them at a local hydroponics place for cheaper after the fact. GotSprouts seems to prefer growing their seeds "on" soil instead of directly on a bare tray. We are growing our sprouts and micro-greens on a metal shelf I bought at a big box store nearby (Amazon has them too) and $10 "grow" lights. We use a $2 spray bottle to keep the seeds moist before they get tall, and then switch to a small water can. Our setup is using two - 10"x10" trays with a few holes in 10"x20" "water collection" trays. Instead of an entire 10"x20" crop, we are able to fit two crops of either the same variety staggered by a delay in planting, or two separate varieties. This former allows for a more continuous harvest of the same variety. We have tried growing wheatgrass, peas and sunflowers side-by-side, one with soil and the other directly on the tray. We have found that as far as taste and growth rate in the "Sprout" phase, there really is no difference. However, we have noticed that growing on soil, and use about a half-inch or so, helps retain moisture right at the seed. If you grow in the trays that have drainage hole and no soil, you will have to water more often.
Our favorite sprout so far is the sunflower sprout. They are hearty and tasty. My toddler girls love to munch on them too, which is encouraging given what many kids are eating these days (including myself since I was a child).
We have had a garden for almost every year since 2007 and I grew up around them in a small Iowa town. I think this previous experience eased the learning curve with growing sprouts. Almost 100% of what we grew in the past was from transplants. This book and other resources on growing sprouts has even helped us get comfortable with growing from seed, which most people are intimidated by. Because of our sprouting experience, we are presently growing a container garden almost 100% from seed this year. So the benefits are far more reaching than we expected. Good luck with your own experience and feel free to ask any questions!