Monday, August 4, 2014

Don't Throw Away..... Old Broccoli Seeds

We tried growing broccoli, but we didn't like it.  The taste, I mean.  Usually, garden-grown is better but we must have watered too much or too little, or something.

That was two years ago.

We planted one, maybe two plants.  So we had heaps of leftover seeds.

I learned from Making It: Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World that you can grow broccoli as a micro green.  Basically you plant a whole bunch of seeds really close together, wait until they've got four or more leaves, and then cut them with shears and toss then in your salad.
The other side isn't empty--those seeds were from a packet that didn't sprout.
I highly doubt that this is worth it financially or time-wise unless having little sprouts in your salad is essential to your health and happiness BUT 1. we had the seeds already and weren't going to use them and 2. we had the pot all set up because we'd been growing windowsill chives in it prior to moving the chive growing outdoors now that it is warm.

So not much to lose.

You can do this with other seeds, as I recall from the book, but I don't remember which ones.  Anyway, it's fun and easy, and it's nice to have something growing on the windowsill.

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