Microgreens & Wheatgrass: Control the Moisture, Control the Mold

Microgreens & Wheatgrass: Control the Moisture, Control the Mold 2

Growing Microgreens and Wheatgrass can be some of the most rewarding small-scale gardening because your crop is done so quickly—and frankly, because it tastes so good! However, since growing Wheatgrass and Microgreens require a substantial amount of moisture, mold growth becomes a common occurrence. This causes many folks to become frustrated and even quit, unknown to them the simple steps that one can take to treat and prevent mold, and it may sound easier than you might think: control the moisture, control the mold. Mold spores are everywhere! Even though we can’t see them, they are constantly wafting through the...

Green Fasting

Green Fasting 0

Spring is a time of reawakening. It is notable in the green reappearing after a long absence and the blossoms rendered visible in the trees. The outdoors reflects what our bodies yearn for this time of year: rejuvenation. We yearn to shed the husks of hibernation and feel fresh energy again. But our bodies need a way to get rid of the toxins built up in the system, and living in this fast-paced modern life, cleansing may not be a realistic endeavor for everyone. However, short regiments of fasting while only consuming microgreens and sprouts, can aid in ejecting toxins...

Consume Better to Kill Sugar Cravings

Consume Better to Kill Sugar Cravings 0

Lately, I’ve been getting serious about quitting my sugar addiction. In the past, I’ve gone a couple days abstaining from sugar, feeling pretty good about myself until the cravings cause me to dive back into eating an abundance of sweets with a vengeance. Sugar cravings are the leading cause of people falling off of their diet wagons, according to Dr. Axe, and I can attest to that. The craving for sugar is a powerful one, and working to kill that craving, may be the key to helping people get control of their sugar consumption for good. Turns out a balanced...

Sprouts and Microgreens: Enzyme Powerhouse and Teaching Aid

Sprouts and Microgreens: Enzyme Powerhouse and Teaching Aid 0

Growing initiatives in schools and community centers around the country are teaching kids and members of the community how to grow their own sprouts and microgreens and the health benefits of including them in their diets. We see the importance of educating kids and adults about these high-nutrition food sources because, in this day and age, clean food packed with nutrients is hard to come by and eating sprouts fills you with the nutrients to lead to longer and fuller years. One thing both microgreens and sprouts are full of is enzymes. And according to Dr. Mercola, a diet rich...

A Micro Proposal

A Micro Proposal 1

A Micro Proposal By Maria Rukavina Though “fresh” produce is available in supermarkets all year long, nutritional density decreases the more time has passed from when fruits and vegetables are harvested to when they end up on your plate. Additionally, produce prices in the winter can run fairly steep the further away stores have to order out-of-season crops such as asparagus, melons, and cucumbers. One way to stay healthy and enjoy fresh greens all winter long is to grow nutritionally dense microgreens to add to sandwiches, salads, pasta, or by the handful! Until recently, I was skeptical of the microgreen...

Try Quick Greens in your Garden

Try Quick Greens in your Garden 0

Garden Planning Season has officially begun. We at True Leaf Market feel excitement in the air. Our phones and store have been flooded with discussion and ideas of what a 2015 garden will look and taste like. With all of this information flowing in from you, our customers (the best of the best sprouters, gardeners, and farmers), we wanted to share with you one of the most recent ideas from the Spin Farming group: the idea of Quick Greens. Spin gardeners and farmers are now growing baby sunflower greens, pea shoots, radish greens, broccoli greens, baby lettuce, and cabbage greens...

Conscious Light & Living Foods

Conscious Light & Living Foods 0

Many people know instinctively that food in its natural state is healthier for the body. In the fast food world where we live, this knowledge/instinct has almost become lost. It is only found deep in books of the highest order and unless we do some minimal research, we will never realize its importance both physically and spiritually. Why are live foods healthier? Because we know God made them? Because light causes them to grow? We went through the Dark Ages and emerged into what we know today….not knowing that technology had not brought us any closer to the understanding of...

Eating More Raw & Living Foods: Our Family Story

Eating More Raw & Living Foods: Our Family Story 0

My husband and I have enjoyed a 5-year run as junk food vegans! Three babies under four years old and busy schedules have driven us to find all the convenience “health” junk food you can imagine! But with the realization that this diet was not giving us the energy we needed, we decided last week to embark on a 4 day Living Food and Raw Food diet. Wow! What a difference it has made on our outlook and future meal plans! Raw food has grown to be a huge trend, and for a good reason, once you get past the...

New Year Resolution: Eat More Living Foods With Microgreens!

New Year Resolution: Eat More Living Foods With Microgreens! 0

Each New Year feels like a fresh start to me and an opportunity to explore new ways to go deeper, have more fun and enjoy life. As winter digs its tendrils into the garden and sends its icy fingers everywhere, I enjoy being cozy in a warm house. Yet, I do long for the taste of spring. For most of us, the garden has been put to bed. Eating from my garden is one of my greatest joys. Well, I found my winter solution. While living in New Mexico I had very poor soil and abundant light many days. I...

What are Microgreens? - How To Get Started Growing

What are Microgreens? - How To Get Started Growing 0

Microgreens are tiny edible plants, usually vegetable garden plants, that are grown in quantity and harvested while they are still juvenile plants. They are grown in a medium like soil or a hydroponic grow pad and are usually grown and harvested at about 10 days, which is usually 7 or 8 days past the sprout stage. They are grown in trays and can be grown right on your kitchen countertop or outdoors on a porch or patio. They are used in salads, sandwiches, slaws, soups and garnishes. We first noticed that something was going on when on a business trip...

Cautions Concerning Buckwheat

Cautions Concerning Buckwheat 0

A few years ago, someone wrote an article about how they experienced skin light sensitivity as a result of consuming large amounts of buckwheat greens juice. We have enjoyed the delicious tang of buckwheat greens in moderation for many years without problems, but we don’t doubt that large quantities of buckwheat greens or buckwheat greens juice could cause the described condition. A wise approach would be moderation in all things, as we believe the issue with buckwheat greens is a question of dose. For example, some nutrients like salt, some vitamins and even water are vital in appropriate doses but...

Overcoming Chronic Fatigue

Overcoming Chronic Fatigue 0

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