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Homegrown Sprouts: A Fresh, Healthy, and Delicious Step-by-Step Guide to Sprouting Year Round [Kindle Edition]

Rita Galchus
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Sprouts are the ultimate in local food—harvested no further away than your kitchen counter, they are fresh, delicious, and versatile. Homegrown Sprouts is the complete guide to growing your own sprouts. Choose the right sprouter for you, be it a jar, a bag, or a tray, and learn the techniques to use it. Grow a wide variety of sprouts, including wheatgrass, leafy greens, mung beans, and alfalfa. Enjoy them on their own, or discover a variety of serving suggestions from salads to soups to juices. There’s even a chapter on sprouting for your pets.
Whatever the season, Homegrown Sprouts will take you on a germinating journey that you won’t soon forget. When you learn how easy it is to grow nutrition-packed sprouts in your own home, you’ll want to use them in every dish you make!

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About the Author

RITA GALCHUS, owner of the Sprout House and popularly known as “Sprout Lady Rita”, lives with her husband and their son. In addition to her love of sprouting, she is an avid reader and also enjoys walking, beach vacations, and spending time with her family and friends.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 93537 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Quarry Books (1 Oct. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00G6OC11A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #732,113 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Book for the novice sprouter 29 July 2014
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A bit repetitive to say the least, but at least it does get the main points over to the budding sprouter. Easy to follow and nice clear pictures and text.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a great sprouting book and sprouting's best photo book 2 Nov. 2013
By Mark Mathew Braunstein - Published on
First, full disclosure: am the author of another book about how to sprout, and like a midwife counseling an expectant mom I served as a fact checker of the manuscript, so my opinion may not be impartial.

This is an excellent how-to book, with precise text illustrated with relevant photos. Its approach is novel, as its chapters center upon the many different sprouting devices rather than upon each distinct species of sprouts. This makes sense because, even when you start with many types of sprouting seeds, you are likely to begin with only one way of sprouting them, and later expand your repertory to other methods .

Some photo books on sprouting have superfluous photos that look pretty but do not explain anything. Other photo books concentrate on the usually useless recipes, but rarely zoom in on the sprouts themselves, and totally ignore the many sprouting devices. This book's ample array of photos in a spacious layout fully justify its list price, because these photos really do enhance the text.

No single method of sprouting works best for all types of sprouts, several methods sometimes work equally well for certain sprouts, and with its complete instructions for each method this book proves it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Homegrown Sprouts 12 Jan. 2014
By M. Husted - Published on
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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!
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book! 30 Nov. 2013
By Dionne U Blanchard - Published on
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I have been waiting for this book to be hot off the presses. Thanks Rita.. for all of your research and expert advise. The book is beautifully illustrated .
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended! 29 July 2014
By DCollins - Published on
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I highly recommend this book. It is well written and easy to follow. Perfect for the novice sprouter. Extra bonus: The photography is beautiful. Thank you, Sprout Lady Rita! I look forward to the encore!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loads of Info 28 Mar. 2014
By D. Paradiso - Published on
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First time sprouter. Read book from cover to cover and refer back to often. Purchased seeds and sprouter from Rita also.
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