When it’s too busy, too cold, too dry, or too hot to garden you can still grow your own food with sprouts. Sprouting seeds, grains or beans, is a wonderful way to put more energy and life into your meals, and for those of us who like the (almost) instant results sprouts are perfect! In just a day and a half we had a jar of Mung bean sprouts, ready to eat. For mung beans I soak them overnight, and then drain and rinse 2-3 times a day until their little sprout tails are about a 1/2 inch long. You can sprout grains, beans, seeds and then eat them raw. Sprouting can be great for travelers, or the non-committal types. Goes to show you don’t need soil to have a garden!