Book Review: Homegrown Sprouts

Book Review: Homegrown Sprouts


Homegrown sprouts, written by sprout lady Rita Galchus, is your guide into the sprouting world. This extensive book teaches you how to grow your own sprouts at home. Be it in a jar, a bag, or a tray; each technique is discussed using a step-by-step guideline. Learn to grow a wide variety of sprouts; wheatgrass, legumes, leafy greens, seeds, everything is possible using this book. Become a true sprout master so you can produce your own for everyone, pets included, whenever you want!Book Review: Homegrown Sprouts


Let’s talk sprouting. I received this book last year for my birthday, but it isn’t until now that I’ve actually had the time to read it.

Homegrown sprouts is a fantastic book for the beginner sprouter. It teaches you everything you need to know. From the benefits to equipment; and from techniques to recipes, every topic related to sprouts gets discussed. However, some more extensive than others; which has its pros and cons.

The book puts a lot of emphasis on techniques for example; giving you instructions for every sprouting tool described. Of course, this is really beneficial when you use different sprouting systems, but not so much when you just want to “read”. Therefore, I would probably use this book more like an encyclopedia rather than a “book”; so is the sprout-chart in the back something I could see myself often referring to in the further.

Also, about those sprouting systems, it partly made the book feel like an advertisement for those ones used. I’d have loved to see more DIY sprouting devices. They might not be so beginner-friendly, but they would’ve been a nice addition nonetheless. Especially for the crafty readers under us, who would love to get their hands dirty.

The sprout lady did a most thorough job when it comes down to it; and if you’re looking for an easy read to get you going with your sprouts, I’d highly recommend this book to you.

  • Title: Homegrown Sprouts
  • Author: Rita Galchus
  • Published: 2013
  • Pages: 152
  • Rating: 3/5
  • Get your copy here!

Book Review: Homegrown Sprouts

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