If you eat healthy to perform at your best, your diet may consist of lots of greens. Given what’s going on in the world, it might be tougher for you to get fresh produce right now.
That’s why I’m deviating from the regularly scheduled programming. Today, I’m focusing on how to grow veggies indoors — specifically, sprouts and microgreens. These are the perfect vegetables to grow as a beginner, or as someone that doesn’t have outdoor space.
This episode talks about what these veggies are (in case you’re not familiar with them), and briefly describes their nutritional benefits and what’s involved in the grow process.
I love to grow food. When I personally couldn’t get the produce I wanted I immediately starting growing sprouts and microgreens. I’m sharing this information in the event that you also can’t get the veggies you want and are looking for possible solutions.
The link below goes to a specific growing page with all the how-to steps. (Warning: gardening can be very addicting! 🙂 )
I hope this helps!
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Thank you so much for your support. In the next episode, you can listen to Chapter 5 of Think and Grow Rich. Enjoy!
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Episode 010 – How To Grow Veggies Indoors for Beginners
Hi everyone. This is Jenny from Creation Peak. Welcome to episode 10! Today we're going to be talking about growing food indoors, but before I get started, please remember to subscribe to the show if you haven't already done so.
Today's topic is here to empower you and help solve a current problem. Specifically, I'll talk a little bit about how to grow veggies indoors as a beginner and it's a lot easier than you think. I'll share a resource that will help you get started right away, so stick around. It's all coming up next.
Indoor gardening may seem like an odd topic to talk about on the show, but given what's going on in the world right now, I really believe it's important to share this information. As entrepreneurs, I know that a lot of us are already watching our diets so that we can perform at our best. For many of us, that means eating a lot of greens. Now more than ever we're doing everything that we can to stay as healthy as possible. But when it comes to getting fresh produce, there's a lot of obstacles right now and because of the Coronavirus, we're all practicing social distancing, limiting our trips to the store to be safe, getting delivery wherever possible. The thing is that not everybody can get their groceries delivered and some people are finding that fresh produce isn't as readily available in their location. And that's the category that I happen to fall into in the area that I live.
For me, it's been really hard to get more than a handful of vegetables at any given store. So I've already been driving about an hour or so away just to get more of a selection and get organic produce, which is my choice. But I've noticed that in my local stores, even the usual offerings are pretty limited. And when I saw that, I wasn't too worried because I knew I had a fallback. I could grow sprouts and microgreens inside my home and I could get a great dose of nutrition. But, that got me thinking. I realized that not everybody knows that they can do this. When you think about gardening or growing vegetables, traditionally you might think about having to have a yard and lots of outdoor space or sun and and you know, building a raised bed and that's traditional gardening. I love traditional gardening, but I was thinking about solutions that would work for everybody no matter the space. It's really important to know what your options are so you can continue to eat the way that you want.
Growing sprouts and microgreens is an excellent way to get a lot of nutrition in your diet. If you're not familiar with them, they're actually the immature versions of different vegetables. For example, sprouts and microgreens c an be radish, kale, chard, broccoli. Oh, that's, that's one of my favorites. Definitely broccoli, cilantro. There's just a huge amount of varieties that you can grow. For such little veggies, you really do get an incredible amount of nutrition. Sprouts are known to be immunity boosting and they also really help you digest better. The microgreens actually tend to contain more vital nutrients in their immature state than they do when fully grown. So they are really powerhouses when it comes to keeping up with your health. And personally, I love growing them because they're not tied to a specific growing season. So you can start them indoors whenever you choose, and you can grow as much or as little as you want.
Once you get your rhythm going, you'll figure out how much you're going to eat and just go from there. And best of all, the harvest time is so quick! It is actually as little as a few days to maybe a couple of weeks. That's how quick you can have this fresh produce in your house. So the difference between sprouts and microgreens is just how they're grown and the stage that you eat them. If you want the quickest and easiest option, then sprouts is definitely an excellent choice because they typically only take a few days and they only need a jar, a sprouting lid and some counterspace. Oh, and some water. That's about it. But you don't even need sunlight to grow these foods. And microgreens are also very easy, but they take a little bit longer. They can take anywhere from one to three weeks. They'll need a couple of more items to grow a little bit more space.You'll need a growing tray and you will need a little bit of sunlight. If you have a sunny window sill that gets at least a few hours of sunlight a day, then that would be fine. They are low light vegetables so they don't need as much sun as something like a pepper or tomato plant. These veggies won't provide full meals unless you grow a lot of them at a time. That's totally possible, but you'll be able to use them to supplement your daily nutrition. Personally, I use sprouts and microgreens in my salad. Sometimes I make them the whole salad. I'll add them to soups. I'll use them as a huge nutritional boost to my protein shakes. I also add them to rice, sandwiches and wraps. They can practically go on everything. Oh, eggs, really good with scrambled eggs! It's just great to have the peace of mind knowing you can produce something so nutritious in your home.
You don't need to have any gardening experience. You can do this very, very quickly with very little resources and it's something I want to share with you. Plus, gardening is known to reduce stress. Growing sprouts and microgreens are no exception. That's been my experience. So this is definitely something worth trying. If this sounds interesting to you, I am going to share a link on the specifics of how to grow sprouts and microgreens so you can check it out. You'll be able to see for yourself what's involved so you can kind of gauge if this is something you want to try or not. Now the link I'm about to give you goes to another site that I help manage called Grow Hot Peppers.
The URL is https://creationpeak.com/veggies
I’ll also put this in the show notes so you have it there. But most of all, I really hope that you find this information useful. Please be sure to tune in to the next episode because I’ll be reading Chapter 5 of Think and Grow Rich. Thank you so much. Have a wonderful day!
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