Easily Grow Fresh Greens In Your Kitchen. And Save the World, too!
By Sprout Brothers, Ari & Noah Meyerowitz
We all want to eat the best, most fresh food we can. Of course, the best way to ensure freshness is to grow our own food! But outdoor gardening is just not in the picture for many of us. It requires time, care, space, and can be expensive. You have to consider planting dates, temperature, harvest times… It’s a big commitment! Kitchen gardening, however, will yield a tremendous quantity of super-nutritious baby vegetables for minimal work.
Right now, there is a growing wave of desire to live with total independence. Corporation-controlled food? People want out! Locally-grown, farm-to-table movements are growing. People crave kale and shun gluten. Juice fasting has become part of the mainstream vernacular. The number of people we need to feed worldwide is expected to exceed 10 billion by mid-century, while the amount of arable land is shrinking. More mouths and less land means lower quality and higher price. So, what’s the solution?
Turn your kitchen into a garden!
Grow your own food, save money, and help the planet all at once. Sounds too good to be true, right? It isn’t! That’s the beauty of sprouting. In less than a week, fill your life with green no matter the season. From Moscow to Malibu––in January or July. Enjoy locally-grown food (you can’t get more local than your kitchen!), and never worry about GMOs, pesticides, or other non-organic issues again. You’re totally in control. You’re the farmer!
- Inexpensive! Seeds can multiply from 7 to 15 times their weight. For alfalfa seed costing $15.00/lb., a modest 10 times yield of full-grown alfalfa greens would cost $1.50 per pound. Try to find organic anything at the produce stand for that price!
- Versatile! Grow radish, broccoli, kale, sunflower, peas, garlic, chives, and more. Familiar plants that are typically grown outdoors! When only a week old, these plants are extremely delicate, delicious, and are super nutritious. You can use them to make salads, soups, sandwiches, smoothies, bread, and much more. (More ideas can be found in Sproutman’s Kitchen Garden Cookbook.) You’ll be amazed by how rich the flavors are.
- Nutritious! Sprouts are baby vegetables in their prime. They have a greater concentration of nutrients including proteins, vitamins and minerals, enzymes, RNA, DNA, and phytochemicals than at any other stage of growth. Nutrients are significantly more concentrated in the sprout than in the mature vegetable!
- Digestible! As baby plants, their delicate cell walls easily release elemental nutrients. Abundant enzymes make them easy to digest, even for those with weak digestion.
Ok, so you’re sold. Now you’re wondering how to begin! Growing is easy, but… you need the right equipment! Since there’s no soil involved here, it’s essential that the sprouts are given the right environment in which to grow. If they’re not, they may not be happy and you may not get ideal results. Sprouts are simple beings. They give so much to us and really don’t ask for much in return; just a comfortable home and water. It’s the least we can do, right? Sunflower, buckwheat, kale, pea shoots, alfalfa––these all need room to grow up! They prefer a vertical system; a place with the room to accommodate them as they stretch up toward the light, while sewing their roots through the tray.
Kitchen gardening is elegant and effortless while using the Freshlife Automatic Sprouter. Just lay the seeds on the growing tray and plug it in. It waters for you 3 times per hour. After that, just check the water to make sure it is clean and freshen it when necessary. Use the Freshlife to easily grow baby greens like broccoli, and micro-greens like sunflower, buckwheat, pea shoots, and wheatgrass. It has a low-space footprint, measuring only 10 inches in diameter. And, it’s expandable, allowing you to stack up to three growing levels.
Use the Freshlife to grow leafy sprouts as a substitute for lettuce. Sprouts provide the healing benefits of green plants, and demonstrate photosynthesis––the start of the food chain cycle. Baby greens like alfalfa, clover, radish, broccoli, sunflower, buckwheat, pea shoots, cabbage, kale, etc., are where the phytochemicals are found. Sure, they supply loads of vitamins and minerals, but it’s the bioflavonoids, polyphenols, antioxidants, carotenoids, isoflavones, and glucosinolates that provide the healing power your body needs to prevent and fight disease.
University research is available in Sprouts: The Miracle Food that proves these baby (sprout) plants contain 50 to 100 times more medicinal compounds than mature versions of the same vegetables. That’s the healing power you need. Start supercharging your food with these power-packed baby greens.
Sproutman®’s Wheatgrass Grower set is the easiest way to grow juice-bar-style trays of Wheatgrass and sprouts! Take advantage of the powerful health benefits of Wheatgrass by growing your own at home. Our Wheatgrass Grower features specifically designed trays (11×16” each) that grow fresh wheatgrass, sunflower, pea shoots, buckwheat, and other micro-greens with or without soil. No soil, no mess. It comes with three convenient levels, so you can grow up to three trays of wheatgrass at a time. Each tray grows about one pound of wheatgrass, which yields between 10-14 ounces of juice. Harvest in just 10-12 days!
Don’t think you’ve got the space? Even if your kitchen is small and you don’t have room for one of the other sprouters, don’t fret! The Sprout Bag is the answer. Not only do the they breathe and drain perfectly, they don’t take up any space on your counter. Sprout Bags were originally designed by Sproutman for use in his cramped New York City kitchen. They’re ideal for growing grains, beans, and peas, but can also grow alfalfa, broccoli, clover, fenugreek, and more. And they’re so easy to use! Dip the bag with sprouting seeds in water twice per day. Hang the bag on a hook, or lay it flat to drain! Only one minute of care per day. If you can use a tea bag, you can use a Sprout Bag!
So, you see, home grown greens are delicious, affordable, and easy to grow in the Freshlife Automatic Sprouter, The Sprout Bag, and Sproutman’s Wheatgrass Grower. There’s an option for everyone.
It’s now totally within your reach to further your independence from the corporate food-grid, and provide you and your family and friends with fresh, nutritious, living food. You deserve better than to eat greens that were harvested last week and just finished a 3,000 mile trip! Become more self-sufficient. Save time. Save money. Instead of shopping, just start watering! Start supercharging your diet now, and go forth sharing the important and exciting message of sprouts!