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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How to regrow leeks from scraps

How to regrow leeks from scraps

Starting your home garden
Leeks are part of the allium species. Garlic and onions also belong to this species, although they have a much more intense taste. This green vegetable has a delightfully mild flavour and is good for more than just soups. Historically speaking, leeks have been famous for a long time. Some sources believe that humans have been growing them for over 4000 years. Even murals from the ancient Egyptians prove that leeks had a permanent place on the menu in their time. Leeks are rich in vitamins K and C and, also high in beta-carotene. They are one of the most rewarding vegetables to regrow because they don't take long, have a high yield and, with a little maintenance are relatively easy to grow. Steps to regrow leek Find a good…
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How to regrow pumpkin from scraps

How to regrow pumpkin from scraps

Starting your home garden
Pumpkins belong to the cucurbits family, which also includes squashes, cucumbers, zucchinis and melons. They are highly productive growers that can feed the whole family. They grow from vines stretching out along the ground or can be trained up the side of trellis or canes. The flesh and skin are high in fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, but low in carbohydrates and with zero fats, making them great for digestive health. Whether you eat the flesh and pepitas (seeds) of pumpkins, flowers and fruit of zucchinis, or grow gourds for attractive ornaments and containers, these vegetables deserve a place in every productive garden. Steps to regrow pumpkin Find a good location for your plantPrepare your pumpkinPlant your pumpkinHarvest and use your pumpkin Find a good spot for your pumpkin Pumpkins…
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How to regrow sweet potatoes from scraps

How to regrow sweet potatoes from scraps

Starting your home garden
Sweet potato is an important crop that has been the base of food security for many communities across the globe, from Central America, where it originates, to parts of Asia, the Pacific Islands and, New Zealand, where the Maori highly regards kumara. For both, its portability and long storage qualities, this crop enabled people to travel long distances before settling in faraway lands. It is a versatile vegetable, both the tubers and leaves are edible, and they're highly nutritious. Eating differently coloured sweet potatoes expands the range of available nutrients. Sweet potatoes are tuberous roots with eyes at the tops of the roots. Those eyes aren't always apparent, but they are there. You can regrow sweet potatoes and produce an entire harvest to eat throughout the following winter. Steps to…
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How to regrow cilantro from scraps

How to regrow cilantro from scraps

Starting your home garden
This plant is grown for both its distinctively flavoured, delicate leaves and its aromatic, lemony-tasting seeds; their flavours are pretty different. Cilantro leaves (and the roots, which are more intensely flavoured) are highly popular in Chinese and Thai dishes as well as in Indian cooking, which also often uses coriander seeds, either ground or whole. This herb is also very healthy: it's rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and magnesium. Its medicinal properties are good for discomfort in the stomach and colon as well as for infections. Steps to regrow cilantro Find a good locationPrepare your cilantro plantPlant your cilantroHarvesting and use Find a good spot to regrow your cilantro The cilantro cuttings will be placed in water for two to three days. The water should be changed every…
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How to regrow garlic from scraps

How to regrow garlic from scraps

Starting your home garden
Surprisingly easy to grow, garlic is an indispensable cooking ingredient. It has been used throughout recorded history for medicinal purposes as well as in cooking and is reported to be a powerful natural antibiotic and antioxidant. Garlic comes in a diverse range of flavours, from hot and almost peppery to spicy and pungent, sweet and nutty, mild and aromatic, and combinations of all of these. Colours also vary from white, cream and pink to red and purple. The pungent flavour of garlic comes from a chemical reaction that occurs when the plant cells rupture. That is why whole garlic is not smelly, but minced garlic can make your eyes water. Garlic flowers, called garlic scapes, are edible. They usually appear in springtime as curled-up stems with a swollen end (that…
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How to grow Tumbling Tom Tomatoes in Hanging Baskets

How to grow Tumbling Tom Tomatoes in Hanging Baskets

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Tumbling Tom is a small, prolific tomato plant that's ideal when you don't have much space. It will grow happily in any container as long as it is planted in a rich compost and fed from the time the fruits begin to mature. Two or three plants in a window box will give you a heavy crop of sweet cherry tomatoes all summer. How difficult is it to grow Tumbling Toms? Cherry tomatoes are perhaps the easiest tomatoes to grow. Being compact bushes, they don't need any pinching out. For tomatoes to thrive outside, they need to be in a warm place, against a sunny wall, for example, where the stone or brick will retain the warmth after the sun has disappeared at the end of the day. If you…
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How to regrow lettuce from scraps

How to regrow lettuce from scraps

Starting your home garden
Lettuce originated in the Mediterranean region, and varieties with long thick stems and pointy leaves are depicted in ancient Egypt tomb paintings. The romaine lettuce that we eat today is likely closely related to these ancient lettuces. Head lettuces are easy to regrow. Romaine, butter lettuce, and green and red leaf lettuces are all excellent choices. These are no-brainers for no-waste gardening because they are really easy to grow. Steps to regrow lettuce Find a good locationPrepare your lettucePlant the lettuceHarvesting and use Find a good spot to regrow your lettuce Lettuce likes a well-lit environment. The more light, the longer you will get lettuce., the bigger the leaves will grow, and the greener and more flavourful they'll be. Prepare your lettuce plant The next time you are cutting lettuce,…
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How to regrow celery from scraps

How to regrow celery from scraps

Starting your home garden
Celery is a great vegetable to eat and regrow. In terms of taste, these crunchy sticks aren't only great in salads but also make the perfect snack. Celery is great to eat with dips like hummus or baba ghanoush ( a delicious eggplant sesame dip). In the celery family, along with common celery, there is also celeriac and leaf celery. All three belong to the Apiaceae family and all come from the same type of wild celery. It's different from the other types of celery because it has a smaller root bulb. The plant grows long strong bright green stems with an intense flavour. That said, common celery is significantly milder than its relatives, and its effect as an ingredient is much more understated. But taste aside, celery is a…
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How to regrow onions from scraps

How to regrow onions from scraps

Starting your home garden
Onions are among the longest-cultivated plants in the world. They have been part of human history for a whopping 5000 years. Even the ancient Egyptians and Greeks appreciated the power of onions: rich in vitamins, easy to grow, and easy to store. They have really stood the test of time. Their long history in many regions all over the world explains why there are so many different types of onions. They vary in size, colour, shape, spiciness, and country of origin. Even to this day, onions are the most widely cultivated vegetable worldwide. Nutritionally speaking, onions are very high in calcium and vitamin C, all while being low in calories with just 40 calories per 100 grams. Steps to regrow your onions Find a good locationPrepare your onionsPlant the onionsHarvest…
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