I’m going to try this with some pinto beans and some lentils. The leaves of regular beans are edible, both raw and as a pot herb. You can also just sprout them like regular mung bean sprouts.
Today I planted some Cherokee Wax Beans, but it will be June before harvest time. But what if I wanted something fresh now? Well in just a week or two you can get sprouts or microgreens.
Until now it always seemed like a waste of seeds to me. But with 10 lbs of lentils, 25 lbs of pintos, and more…
So I’m going to give it a try.
This first approach is interesting. I wonder about the “”pressing seeds into the soil” step, but it looks like he does this professionally, so, maybe.
But I’m probably going to skip the drilling and use a simple covered tub like this next one. I don’t have cocoa mat, so I’ll try either potting soil or perlite.
This one shows how I start my garden seeds. Paper towel in plastic tub. I use the regular plastic lid to keep them moist. So I’m thinking I’ll start with some lentils done this way.
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