I started a simple carrot greens 'garden' and I have harvested some of the greens already and I find that I enjoy the flavor in a salad. It is an excellent way to get the most out of a vegetable.
I had also taken to sprouting lentil beans and I find that they are a delightful crunchy additive to my stir-fry. I ate up the first set with absolutely no thought of taking a photo so below another set in the soaking stage.
I'll try to take a snap of them when they are done before they disappear into my tummy. No promises though. I plan to try to sprout other beans as well and have them as a regular part of my diet. I have so far stopped using dairy and wheat flour and my Mother seems convinced that I am 'too young' to have such a restrictive diet.
I prefer to look at another way. I have health problem that I have been struggling with and I have said enough is enough. My body is my refuge and I want to take better care of it. That is not to say that I wont sneak the occasional snack in there or an indulgence but one the other and it was be negligent to continue the same way I have been all of my life and expect things to change.
I can actually fit in a dress I bought when I was seventeen or so now so I am feeling pretty good about what I am doing for myself these days. I feel great. And I will only strive to be even more in tune with my body and its unique needs.
I also felt pretty happy with myself because I repotted my peppermint without incident into a bigger pot. I think it will be much happier in there now.
I'll keep you all posted on how that goes.
All in all I am a happy gardener and pleased as punch that I was inspired to give this a try.