Never having seen them available in a seed packet, the thought of growing my own never occurred to me, until I grew another batch of (food cupboard) organic chickpea seeds in my sprouting tower last year. Seeing all those life-giving shoots appearing out of the seeds, I decided that I would take a couple of the chickpea sprouts and chuck them in some seedling soil. Which I did. When they started sprouting small leaves, I planted them in the old bath here in my town garden, and forgot about them.
This is the sight that greeted me in the garden a short while later:
|Chickpea pod on the plant|
If you study a fresh chickpea it's appearance is very reminiscent of that of a brain. No wonder they are so beneficial for us humans.
|Empty egg shells I'm going to be planting seeds in|
Oh - and by the way. For those of you who have little ones, and you want to increase their appreciation, and intake of veggies, why not check out the idea's on this blog :)