Eat Fresh Vegetables For Free!
Would it surprise you to know that
you can grow many of your favorite vegetables from your kitchen vegetable
It can be as easy as cutting off the base of your celery
or bok choy and setting them in a bowl of water for a few
days (see left). After some time, remove it from the water and plant it in
a cup or pot where you can control the moisture while it
grows healthy roots - then it's ready to go into your garden
or a larger pot. You're Done!
(celery and bok choy just starting in these photos)
Bok Choy is easy to grow and you can break off what
you need fresh for each stir fry - keep the plant
watered and it keeps growing fresh for the next time you
Green onions will grow quickly just by
cutting off the base(s) and planting them right in your
garden (this takes 30 seconds). Water as required for
the first week or so and you'll likely have more fresh
green onions than you can use, just cut what you need
and they keep on coming up fresh. Once you see how fast and
how many come up, you'll be looking for new green onion
recipes (add them to your fried
eggs while cooking for an extra treat)
Potatoes, garlic, onions, romaine
lettuce..... they're pretty much all the same (although some grow
faster than others).
The next time you compost or throw
away your kitchen vegetable scraps try to remember that they
could easily grow into new plants, vegetables that will be grown
without insecticides or other sprays applied to them. In all
likelihood your new plants will be better for your health than
the vegetables that you purchased in the first place!
Have you ever thought about trying
to plant the seeds from a really nice tomato, green pepper or
chili that your neighbor gave to you? You can - there are some
tricks and tips explained in the selected sites below, but it's
easy to do.