I've tried gardening before, here in Michigan, and been largely unsuccessful. It's so unlike the part of Missouri I grew up in, weather wise, and we just don't have time to make it work well.
That said, we did grow some sprouts as a part of Acorn's SpiralScouts nutrition badge a while back, and we decided that adding sprouts to our diet regularly might be a nice thing. Sure, we get fresh fruits & veggies every week, but I hate buying sprouts because we can't use up a whole container before they go bad. Doing it ourselves means being able to make smaller batches more frequently.
So, I ordered a big assortment of different types of sprouting seeds, and we're going to try them all & decide what we like best.