Have you always thought that real, organic, greens were beyond your reach because of weather or geography or lack of funds? Maybe not…
When a close friend was diagnosed with a very serious illness she began to sprout her own little crops of seeds in sunny windows. All she had was a clear glass jar with a cheesecloth “lid” secured with a canning ring She had jars on window sills all over the South side of her house with seeds at various stages of growth. She ate those sprouts, along with other raw, organic foods and soon enjoyed vibrant good health once again. It was a powerful lesson for me in how to be well.
It was a revelation to me that real food was so nutrient dense that it takes less volume of food to satisfy our hunger. At that time, I was content to fill up on cookies and cakes, not veggies and fruits. Oh, the lessons that have come Mother Connie’s way. In those days, we were living on a dime and we fell into the trap of believing that cheaper was better. We found out, thankfully before our health failed, that real food fills up tummies and satisfies appetites better than “fluff food” or “fake food.”
A trip to the health food store made it possible to procure a package of tiny seeds that would transform quickly and easily by sitting in sunny windows. I don’t recall how much that first package cost but I can tell you with certainty that it cost much less than a trip to the doctor. Our children delighted in watching the seeds become salads and garnishes and snacks and each had his own jar to manage.
There is much ado these days about organic gardening and certified organic…the genetically modified “food” is readily available and dangerous as arsenic BUT IT IS CHEAP, so it is pushed to the consumer as “OKAY for human consumption.” By growing your OWN food in the comfort of your own home you KNOW it’s safe to eat.
Tending sprouts is super simple. Keep them moist, rinse them two or three times a day; shake of excess moisture and keep them in the sunshine until they get to be the size you like to eat. Don’t crowd too many seeds into a jar or they might tend to grow mold. If you like, you can even spread seeds out over a damp cloth or damp paper towel.
One of my dear friends told me yesterday that her “sleeping porch” which is lined with expansive windows on the South side of their house is filled with baby plants. She is already harvesting lettuce from the little pots she has there. This is an excellent way to grow food, and if you have windows with Southern exposure you could really have some family fun with an indoor gardening project.
There is something magical and therapeutic about growing food. And it is oh, so healthy.
Users of public assistance hold a special place in Mother Connie’s heart. Here’s hoping that if you are living on a dime or using food from a food pantry or food bank or if you have food commodities these offerings are helpful to you. You are welcome to contact Mother Connie with an email to email@example.com
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