Every now and then you’ll have a conversation with someone that will actually teach you something new.
This past week’s education came in the form of Travel Sprouting.
Mr T Chia Pet…not so much what I had in mind, but it’s still rather funny
Now, growing sprouts for …”fun” or “profit”, is not a new idea, but what I learnt was that there are people who grow sprouts in their backpacks. They have a couple of ways of doing this:
Easy Sprout is 3 1/4 inches on the bottom and 4 1/2 inches on the top. It is 7 inches tall. It has a 1 liter/quart capacity. It is made of High Density Polyethylene (Fortiflex® T50-3600 HDP) – which is one of the few non-leaching plastics. The Easy Sprout is also Kosher – we kid you not.
It came to the inventor Gene Monson in a dream in the late 1970′s and he has spent much of his life since spreading the word.
And for those who prefer something more natural:
Just dip and hang! Made from 100% pure hemp and flax fabric for long life and durability. Won’t mold, mildew or shrink. If you can dip a tea bag you can grow sprouts! So easy to use and convenient. Ready in only 3-5 days.
Grows all grains and beans, including: green pea, mung, adzuki, red pea, wheat, rye, soy, peanut, garbanzo, fenugreek, chia, shelled sunflower.
There seems to be a fair few different types of sproutables available for the on-the-go gardener, and all with seemingly quick turn around in growing time. I don’t, however, know how travel-friendly Mr T is. Which is a shame.
Some resources should you be enchanted by the idea of having your own portable salad bar:
-> NaturallyGreen UK: good products (was recommended by the guy who introduced me to the idea)