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Product Details

  • Paperback: 108 pages
  • Publisher: Firefly Books (August 19, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554077699
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554077694
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #184,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Microgreens are superfoods you can grow at home. Hill explains all in this beautifully illustrated how-to. Microgreens resemble sprouts (germinated seeds) at a glance, but they are actually seedlings. Unlike sprouts, they are grown in soil and clipped at the stem once they produce two “true” leaves. They have stronger, more savory flavors and come in a great array of leaf shapes and textures. Microgreens are also remarkably nutritious. Hill, a lively advocate for these pretty little superfoods, covers every aspect of microgreen cultivation, preparation, and consumption, offering thorough instructions, helpful tips, and precise trouble-shooting. Planted in pots, herb and vegetable seedlings make very pretty houseplants. Hill identifies the many health properties of a variety of microgreens, including broccoli, flax, red radish, kale, beet, basil, parsley, and mustard and provides alluring recipes. This comprehensive microgreen handbook will be a revelation for everyone who enjoys cooking with fresh ingredients; indoor gardening; and eating locally, sustainably, and healthily. --Donna Seaman

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Microgreens are superfoods you can grow at home. Hill explains all in this beautifully illustrated how-to... Hill, a lively advocate for these pretty little superfoods, covers every aspect of microgreen cultivation, preparation, and consumption, offering thorough instructions, helpful tips, and precise trouble-shooting... This comprehensive microgreen handbook will be a revelation for everyone who enjoys cooking with fresh ingredients, indoor gardening, and eating locally, sustainably, and healthily. (Donna Seaman Booklist 2010-11-01)

It's a wonder that this is one of the first books about microgreens, the tiny seedlings of herbs and veggies, since they have been on cooks' radar for over five years. (Dean Tudor Food and Drink Books in Review, Gothic Epicures 2010-10-00)

A highly delicious gourmet treat, microgreens are the tiny seedlings of herbs and vegetables that pack a wallop of nutrition in a tiny, tasty form... Fiona Hill speaks enthusiastically about the potential of growing these in a limited garden space, such as in a container on a windowsill. Saying that microgreens offer the opportunity for a variety of colors, flavors, and textures in table food, she points out that these are fun activities for teaching children how to garden. Along with instructions on how to grow microgreens in the garden or containers, she provides a list of seed resources, including those in the U.S., and offers a variety of recipes for these tiny seedlings. (National Garden Clubs 2010-11-01)

Well-produced, richly illustrated. (William Scheick, University of Texas at Austin Texas Gardener's Seeds 2010-10-06)

Microgreens just might be the ticket for garden fans longing for spring. (Grand Magazine 2010-12-31)

Microgreens, a highly delicious gourmet treat, are the tiny seedlings of herbs and vegetables that pack a wallop of nutrition in a tiny, tasty form. Larger in size than sprouts, microgreens are the next stage of plant growth with at least two "true" leaves. Grown at home, microgreens are superbly fresh when harvested. New Zealand floral designer Fionna Hill speaks enthusiastically about the potential of raising these in a limited garden space, such as in a container on a windowsill. Saying that microgreens offer the opportunity for a variety of colors, flavors, and textures in table food, she points out that these are fun activities for teaching children how to garden. Along with instructions on how to grow microgreens in the garden or containers, she provides a list of seed resources, including those in the U.S., and offers a variety of recipes for these tiny seedlings. (Marilyn K. Alaimo Chicago Botanic Garden 2011-01-13)

It's rare that such a great food-gardening idea comes along for urbanites. (Maureen Gilmer Scripps Howard News Service 2011-04-00)

Fresh food fanatics will delight in this easy-to-use guide to growing micro greens -- the first leaves of herbs and veggies. These superfoods full of vitamins and nutrients add color, texture and a range of flavors to any meal. Ready to eat within a week, microgreens will give new meaning to your home garden when you learn how to plant, harvest and store 20 varieties -- everything from arugula and kale to broccoli and basil. (Lisa Fabian and Emily Bragoner Taste for Life 2011-04-01)

Offers instructions for beginners who want to go "micro" in the comfort of their own homes. (Nara Schoenberg Villages Daily Sun (Orlando) 2011-01-22)

The ease and speed of gardening and the superior nutrition of the crops will persuade you to give microgardening a try, and the gorgeous photographs will make the learning process a pleasure. (Edna Troiano Washington Gardener 2011-06-00)

(starred review) The book is informative and accessible, delivering in a buoyant voice all you need to know about the ultimate in local eating -- making a meal of houseplants. It is nicely illustrated as well, with tantalizing photographs of microgreens at every stage, from seed to planting to plate. And there are more than a dozen recipes included... Resources, a glossary, and an index round out the volume. Highly recommended for gardeners, foodies, and health enthusiasts. (Donna L. Davey Library Journal 2010-12-10)

This is the best idea for apartment dwellers, renters and urbanites since the invention of the alfalfa sprout. (Maureen Gilmer Lompoc Record 2011-04-05)

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Very well illustrated and packed with good ideas and tips on how to grow microgreens.
Louise Lawson
I Brought this book for guidence on how to grow microgreens and for some inspiration on how to use them.
Jill Dickie
The photos are beautiful, the directions are simple to follow, and I love that recipes are included!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Jill Dickie on September 2, 2010
Format: Paperback
I Brought this book for guidence on how to grow microgreens and for some inspiration on how to use them. Three weeks later I have microgreens flourishing on my window ledges and the recipes I have tried so far have been simple to prepare and delicious.
If you are looking to set up a commercial growing operation this book may not be for you. But it is bright and colorful, the text is understandable and it is full of helpful tips on growing microgreens for home use. I am now supplementing my family's diet with produce that we have grown together and that I know is chemical free.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Eddy on September 4, 2010
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I have just finished reading "Micrgreens: How to Grow Nature's Own Superfood" from cover to cover. What a brilliant little book. My research shows that there is a dearth of books on this subject and I think the author has done a great job of demystifying this new food fad. For some time now, I have seen microgreens used in restaurants as decoration and wondered what those little `green bits' were. Now I know. But better still, I now have a practical explanation of how to go about growing them and some recipes for their use. The author has done a wonderful job of sharing her pioneering journey, failures as well as success in a really straightforward, honest and endearing way. Thank you.
This book has inspired me to start looking at what I have around the house to grow microgreens in, acquiring seeds and buying some of the ingredients referred to in the recipes. I am very excited about my new found food options. We hear so often that green vegetables are good for us, that we need the fibre they contain and regardless of proven scientific evidence of the health benefits (or not) of microgreens, there has to be goodness in them and I'm going to give them a go. I find it amusing, that another reviewer slams this author regarding the nutritional information provided, and yet says he is the largest grower in the USA. I wonder why he grows them at all, surely not just for decorative purposes! Who cares whether the information is scientifically proven or not. I don't.
I highly recommend this book to all who are emotionally and spiritually nourished by producing their own food.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Basque gardener on September 10, 2012
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...And whether they're spinach, pea, beet or purple mustard, microgreens are rumored to pack even more nutrients that their adult versions...

...Now it seems there's some scientific muster to back that claim. Gene Lester, a researcher with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and his colleagues at University of Maryland, College Park, have conducted the first scientific analysis of nutrients in microgreens. The results, Lester tells The Salt, "totally knocked me over."

The researchers looked at four groups of vitamins and other phytochemicals - including vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta carotene -- in 25 varieties of microgreens. They found that leaves from almost all of the microgreens had four to six times more nutrients than the mature leaves of the same plant. But there was variation among them - red cabbage was highest in vitamin C, for instance, while the green daikon radish microgreens had the most vitamin E...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Some Random Shmuck on January 13, 2013
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This is more of a small coffee table book than gardening guide. The book is heavy on lovely, full color photos but annoying light on detail.

It provides lots of ideas for using cute containers to grow tiny veggies, but almost no information on how to grow different kinds of micro greens. Disappointing.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Tom M on October 5, 2010
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What a cool book! I love instant gratification, and growing and serving microgreens satisfies those of us who are gardeners, cooks, and love to prepare quick, healthy meals. And using fun pots to decorate the kitchen at the same time--what could be better?

I've always insisted on serving only fresh, healthy food and herbs and lettuces grown in pots on my deck so they're easy to grab while I'm in the midst of cooking. Microgreens are a wonderful addition, and even a better idea as I can grow them year-round.

I used to germinate sprouts but finally admitted that I really don't care for their taste. But microgreens are fabulously fresh, so much more varied and healthy, and with so much more flavor. And now to find out, from this book, the nutrient values of so many different plants--I'm psyched.

This book is gorgeously photographed and produced, and the text patiently explains to me, the novice, exactly how to grow what, and how to use them in recipes. I can't wait to serve the Rice Paper Rolls on page 82 to my family--I can already hear their exclamations about how spectacular they are and that they had no idea I was such a creative cook. (Visualize a satisfied smile.) Microgreens are a fabulous snack, picnic food, first course, or even salad.

I've always looked longingly at microgreens at farmers' markets but kept on walking as they're simply too pricy for my budget. It's great to know that I can produce my own for micropennies, and have fun doing it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Patrice on September 29, 2011
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Found this to be a very comprehensive book on growing, using, storing and benefits of Microgreens. Would recommend it to anyone. I recently began eating a modified raw food diet and feel amazing. This book is a must for anyone who wants to include fresh, nutritious greens in their diet.
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