What came first…

15 Feb

I thought I’d follow up my post on eggs with a post on chicks, of a sort…Chickpeas! After finding Alys Fowler’s The Thrifty Gardner I was inspired to plant some chickpeas. they looked so pretty in the book with small feathers leaves, and bonus, they’re edible! I treated them as I did sprouts and once they had a small bit of growth on them popped them in some all purpose compost. I’ve not got a lot to show now but will post up a picture when, fingers crossed, they emerge. DSCF0234

Exciting stuff.DSCF0241 These sprouted chickpeas make for a delicious raw hummus. No need to cook; blitz with lemon, garlic, cumin, oil, water and seasoning for a nuttier, and I think more delicious version of everyone’s picnic staple.

 

They don’t look like much now but judging by the rate they sprouted it shouldn’t be too long before their busting through the soil.

 

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