Category Archives: gardening

Sprouts in my kitchen

I have two videos I made about sprouting seeds on YouTube. This is the second one I did.

It’s easy to sprout seeds. I love to eat alfalfa sprouts. You don’t need anything fancy. A canning jar works with a cheesecloth cover. Soak seeds overnight in room temperature water. Pour off the water. Each morning and evening, pour room temperature water into your container and then drain well. Depending on the seeds you are using, they will sprout in a day or two. After they grow a few more days, you can eat them. When they grow large enough, rinse, and then refrigerate them. Great for salads, tacos, and sandwiches. Find different seeds to sprout if you want other flavors. Radish sprouts are a little spicy.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2023 Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.

Harvesting lettuce

It’s time for a nibble from my hydroponic garden.

It sure makes me happy to see these plants growing. And besides looking at the green plants, I can eat the lettuce. Can’t beat being able to eat from my winter garden.

The second growing water garden will eventually have pansies. Those should bring color into my house.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2023 Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.

Update on hydroponic garden

My winter garden is growing.

I saw the sprout a couple days ago. Now it is coming through the hole in the paper lid.

Probably, in another week or so, I’ll be able to pinch off a homegrown leaf of lettuce–in past years, I would walk past and take a leaf to eat just for the heck of it and munch it right there. Yum.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2023 Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.

Gardening in winter

I have flowers growing in pots, but today I planted greens for eating. They are growing in water.

Seeing plants grow lifts my spirits during winter. It is especially good when I can eat some fresh-grown greens, which will eventually come from this garden.

Next, I’ll plant some petunias for a splash of color.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2023 Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.

Pumpkin season

Ugly is the word for my pumpkins.

From a distance, they don’t look too bad, so they now decorate my front porch.

When I planted the seedlings in the spring, I had high hopes.

At least, I have something to show you today.

Until next time, that’s all there is from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2022 Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.