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Eat Fresh Vegetables For Free!

Free Food From CuttingsWould it surprise you to know that you can grow many of your favorite vegetables from your kitchen vegetable scraps?

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 need it.

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!

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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.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Is A Vegetable Garden Worth The Time? Absolutely!
Fresh vegetables on the table every day is not only important for your family's health, it's also a big help in keeping your grocery budget in line. If the perpetual raising prices of fresh vegetables have got you reeling then you're in for a treat when you realize just how easy it is to grow your own vegetables.
Ripe Juicy Tomatoes - The Jewel Of The Home Gardener
Ripe succulent red tomatoes are the treasure of the garden for most great gardeners and they're not that hard to grow, even from seeds.
Once you've tasted a fresh garden tomato, you'll be hard pressed to ever go back to the store-bought tomatoes you have been buying in the past.
The Benefits Of Raised Bed / No Dig Gardens
The advantages of a raised bed or no-dig garden are numerous.
The raised bed garden provides soil that is less compacted and less susceptible to compacting as time goes on because you don't walk on it.

Tips and Tricks For Your First Vegetable Garden
With a few simple tips and tricks your first attempt at vegetable gardening should be a resounding success and a start to many years of daily fresh vegetables.
Earthworms: A Gardeners Best Friends
Worms are so beneficial to the garden that many gardeners buy worms to add to their soil. Nearly the same result can be achieved by simply turning compost into the soil to give the worms something to eat. 
Soil pH: Not To Be Overlooked
The reason people test their soil is because most plants grow their best when the pH level of the garden soil tests between 6 and 7. You want to have soil where the plants are happiest and able to produce.

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