By Peter Burke. Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening is one of the best books in recent memory on the art of producing food indoors. The author takes a very practical, low-tech approach to producing what he calls “soil sprouts” for salads. He differentiates these from micro-greens (grown under lights), and sprouts (grown by repeated rinsing in water), and aims for nutritionally dense greens that have simply been sprouted in soil. As a result, no specialized equipment is called for other than seeds, soil, and any container that will hold them. The extra appeal here is the use of recycled pie tins, yoghurt containers, and the like. Burke likes to grow his sprouts in the darkness of a cupboard for four days, to develop a taller stem. Later, the planted trays are exposed to daylight through a regular household window, in order to green up the tops and build the nutrition and flavour. We enjoyed his pragmatic tone and straightforward delivery. He discusses pros and cons to variations along the way, and correctly describes the flavours and nutrients of a wide range of sprouted plants. 192 pages, 7 x 10″.