On Trend is My Middle Name…

…or not.

In December 2020, I ordered a microgreens growing kit–I like fresh greens, but sprouts of all sorts weren’t that easy to find and it wasn’t the time to troll one grocery store after another anyway.

So the kit arrived, and I…ignored it. Shoved it off to one side and did other things. Baked a lot of muffins. Made a lot of soups and stews. Roasted bushels of vegetables. Ate salads free of microgreens. More recently, I also cleaned out my office, which left me with boxes of peripherals and other detritus to add to the other boxes I had lying around. I sorted a little, set up a turntable, excavated vinyl from the basement, bought a spiffy record-cleaning kit and a set of speakers and listened to Bowie’s “Station To Station” for the first time since the mid-80’s.

None of which has anything to do with microgreens.

Anyway, in the interest of ridding myself of another box, I opened the kit and started set-up. The seeds were labeled for use in 2021, but there are a lot of them and I’m hoping that at least some are still viable. I decided to try a blend with lentils, kamut, and adzuki beans and another with lentils, peas, and chickpeas. The seeds are soaking overnight. Tomorrow, I plant. If anything sprouts, I’ll post photos.

For the record, I never baked any yeast bread, either. I do have a packet of sourdough starter somewhere.