How to regrow radishes from scraps

How to regrow radishes from scraps

Starting your home garden
If you buy a bunch of radishes with the tops on, you'll get more greens than roots. Most people chop off the tops and throw them away, but they deserve a place at the table alongside other greens. They are delicious when prepared by wilting. Radishes are some of the easiest vegetables to grow from seed out in the garden. They are one of the easiest and most rewarding vegetables to grow in a kitchen garden. They grow quickly and are naturally resistant to many common pests, making them a great crop for the first-time gardener and children. Plant during spring, and harvest when the roots are about 3cm in diameter. Then regrow the tops. Radish greens are low in calories but are a good protein, iron, and potassium source.…
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How to regrow turnips from scraps

How to regrow turnips from scraps

Starting your home garden
Turnips are taproots like carrots and beets. The technique for regrowing them is similar to other taproots, and the outcome is the same. When you regrow them, you'll get tasty turnip tops but not another taproot. Both the turnip and its leaves and its leafy greens are tasty and nutritious. Turnips are high in fibre and low in calories, they help maintain blood sugar levels stable and prevent constipation. Turnips provide plenty of nutrients, they are an excellent source of calcium, vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, folate, potassium, copper and manganese. Young and small turnips have a sweet, mild flavour. As they continue to grow, they become spicier, and their texture will become rough and woody. Steps to regrow turnip Find a good locationPrepare your turnipPlant the turnipHarvesting and…
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How to regrow Bell Peppers from scraps

How to regrow Bell Peppers from scraps

Starting your home garden
All Bell peppers, also known as Capsicums, come from the same species, Capsicum annuum, and there are many different varieties of them. These plants have been used for a variety of medicinal purposes. Peppers and chillies are staples of many diets throughout the world. They are generally green when young and then develop their bright red, yellow or orange colours when they ripen. They are an excellent source of vitamin C, stimulate circulation and boost the metabolism. Steps to regrow peppers Find a good locationPrepare your peppersPlant the peppersHarvesting and use Find a good spot for the peppers Bell pepper plants benefit from a moist and warm environment. Place the pot in a warm climate with bright, indirect light when growing the seeds. Peppers can be grown all year round…
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How to grow carrots in containers

How to grow carrots in containers

Container and Small-Space Gardening
Home-grown carrots are loaded with sweetness and they work well in pots, and you'll avoid problems you might otherwise suffer from heavy or stony soil in open ground. Eaten straight after harvest, either raw or lightly steamed, home-grown carrots retain all the sweetness that is so often missing from shop-bought ones. Carrots are a great source of vitamin A in the form of beta carotene. They are also a good source of fibre, B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium. Basic needs Grow in a container, tub, or pot 20cm or more deep. Use multipurpose potting compost over a base layer of grit, to give carrots the light, well-drained medium that they need to thrive. Never add any manures or high-nitrogen fertilisers before sowing. To avoid fungal diseases, do…
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How to grow cucumbers in containers

How to grow cucumbers in containers

Container and Small-Space Gardening
Fresh, crunchy cucumbers are a welcome, refreshing taste of summer. They are easy to grow, asking only for the sun and something to climb up before rewarding you with heaps of fruit and beautiful, bright flowers. When growing cucumbers in pots or in a container garden, tie shoots regularly onto cane supports. Pinch out the growing tip once the plant reaches the top of its support. A single cucumber plant in a large pot will keep you in crisp, juicy fruit all summer long. In fact, you might have trouble keeping up with these prolific plants. The flesh and skin are high in fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, but low in carbohydrates and with zero fats, making them terrific for digestive health. Basic needs Make sure you choose the right…
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How to regrow beetroots from scraps

How to regrow beetroots from scraps

Starting your home garden
The beet belongs to the Betoideae family. It is a form of turnip. This classic winter vegetable owes its intense red color to glycoside betanin. They are also rich in vitamin B, iron, potassium, and folic acid. Beetroots are refreshingly simply to grow, taste delicious, and make a beautiful crop in a pot with their fresh green leaves streaked with red veins and stems. In addition to the traditional beets, white, golden, and red-and-white-striped beets are available in grocery shops. All of them can be regrown, as long as they still have their leaves or the tops of the roots intact. Beetroots are biennial taproots, and the growing tip of a beetroot is right at the top of the root. So when you regrow beets, you're growing them for the…
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How to regrow ginger from scraps

How to regrow ginger from scraps

Starting your home garden
Whether stomach pains or a cold, fresh ginger tea often helps get rid of annoying discomforts. It is a well-known medicinal plant. It is believed that humans have been using ginger for many years. A Chinese source mentioning ginger dates back to the year 2800 BC. Its origin is undetermined. Today, it grows in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world, from Southeast Asia and Africa to South America. Ginger is cultivated on a large scale in India, where it is mainly needed for national consumption. Botanically speaking, ginger is not a tuber but a rhizome. You can regrow a beautiful plant out of this rhizome. Steps to regrow ginger Find a good locationPrepare the gingerPlant the gingerHarvesting and use Find a good spot for the ginger You should…
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How to regrow basil from scraps

How to regrow basil from scraps

Starting your home garden
Basil belongs to the mint family. Even though we tend to associate Italy with basil, its origin is presumably a bit further east in India. The fact that basil ended up in warmer areas of the world when it spread, such as the Middle East, Egypt, and the Mediterranean region, tells us that this herb enjoys warmth. The same applies to regrowing. The essential oil in basil, which is also responsible for its intense flavour, has an anti-inflammatory effect on the body. Save your money and look after the environment by regrowing basil at home without much effort. Steps to regrow basil Find a good locationPrepare your basil cuttingsPlant your basilHarvesting and use Find a good location for your basil plant Basil likes it bright and warm. But please, not…
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How to regrow carrots from scraps

How to regrow carrots from scraps

Starting your home garden
Carrots are part of the parsley family, which also includes dill, fennel, parsnip, celery, and coriander. If you allowed the carrots to flower, they'd have flat-topped flower heads made of many separate flowers on short stems that cluster together. This type of flower is called umbel. If you turn the flower heads upside-down, they look like umbrellas. In the case of carrots, you won't be regrowing the root portion of it, but instead, the leafy greens that you can enjoy in salads, braised with garlic, or in soups. That's because carrots are biennial root vegetables that only produce taproots in the first year of growth. When you buy them, they are already in their second year, so there is no chance to regrow the root portion. If these roots had…
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How to regrow green onions from scraps

How to regrow green onions from scraps

Starting your home garden
Green onions (also known as scallions or spring onions) are from the allium family. They grow underground with a vertical shot emerging from the plant above ground. They are very easy to grow and are rich in vitamin C and beneficial minerals. Their native region is likely in the Far East. From there, its origins spread to the west and to the east. It is said to have been growing in China for over 2000 years. It is also very popular in Europe. Above all, it is strongly represented in Asian regions as an integral part of many dishes. There are different varieties that differ in shape, spiciness and colour. When it comes to regrowing, green onions are the perfect starter-vegetable. It is easy to grow and unlikely to fail.…
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