I think many gardeners can admit patience can be a problem. It is hard to plant a seed and wait the one to three months for that tiny plant to reach maturity and produce the delicious food we have a hankering for. There really is no such thing as instant gratification in the vegetable garden…or is there?
Enter a new book with a whole new take on fresh eating: The Speedy Vegetable Garden by Mark Diacono and Lia Leendertz. This innovative new book is packed full of a nutrient most people overlook…fresh sprouts. Sure, there is some discussion on the usual, run of the mill alfalfa sprouts you might find offered at your favorite local deli. This book goes so far beyond boring old sandwich sprouts though. At a glance, readers can quickly learn how to grow each type of sprout, how long it will take before they can harvest those sprouts and finally what they can do with the finished produce.
Almost instant gratification can be had by growing some of these speedy vegetables. Some are ready to harvest within hours of planting. Others are ready within days. Want to learn how to grow something a little more substantial? They also cover quick-growing relatives of some longer-to-ripen vegetables like French beans or cherry tomatoes. Packed full of tantalizing photos and a recipe that goes along with each of the 50 quick crops highlighted, the authors really leave the reader with no excuse to try speedy vegetable gardening on their own.
I’ve only had this book in my hands a few days and have already sprouted some garbanzo beans and tried out the recipe for fresh humus. Now I’m hooked! Enter to win a copy of The Speedy Vegetable Garden below thanks to our friends over at Timber Press publishing.
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