There are many useful ways of disposing domestic waste. In some of the past articles we’ve written on the subject of how household waste such as the remains of fruits, vegetables, tea or coffee can be used to prepare nutritious compost.
Depending on the plant, for the first step, germination, you’ll need very little soil, sand or gravel. In some cases a vessel with water will be sufficient.
Some plants will rapidly develop and be ready for consumption. Others, you’ll have to replant after germination to continue to form.
This kind of farming has many advantages:
- You don’t have to buy seeds or seedlings, which saves money;
- You don’t need to visit the store in search of seeds or seedlings and thus save valuable time;
- These cultivated plants and “seedlings” are always at your fingertips;
- You’ll have access to quality and fresh organic products throughout the year;
- You’ll be sure to consume food that has no pesticides, additives and other harmful substances.
Discover the plants which remains you shouldn’t throw out, because with minimal effort you can grow a new, healthy plant.
- Put the remains of the lettuce in a bowl filled with water (2 – 3 cm).
- Leave the bowl in a warm, well-lit area.
- Over the next few days spray the leaves periodically with water.
- It will quickly germinate and will be ready for planting.
- The onion is a vegetable that is the easiest to grow.
- Cut off the root port.
- Place it in a bowl with the ground or directly into the ground and cover it with a little soil.
- Keep the ground moist and you will soon enjoy new healthy onions.
- Cut a piece of root from the scallion and place it in a bowl with a little water.
- In just five to seven days a new delicious and healthy plant will grow.
- Garlic as an independent plant that will grow very easily from just one of its lobes.
- You can plant the lobe directly in the ground.
- If you decide to plant in a bowl with soil,leave the bowl in a warm, moist, sunny location, which will accelerate the development and growth of the garlic.
- Once the young plants sprout, trim the offshoot – to assist the formation and growth of the head.
Peas are very easy to grow, plus they’re are full of vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients. Wash one cup of organic grain peas and put them in a glass container.
For this amount of peas, add three cups of water and let them sit for several hours so the seeds “awaken”. Then, drain the water, and close the jar of peas close with a gauze and secure it with a rubber band. Wash the peas every day, but be sure to strain the water.
After 4-5 days of sprouts will be ready for “harvesting” and consumption. Aside from peas, you can grow broccoli, carrots, onions, spinach, cabbage, and radishes this way.
Ginger is known as a beautiful ornamental plant, which is an additional reason to grow it yourself.
Plant it in a bowl with soil, and it’ll be a wonderful decoration of your terrace or balcony throughout the year.
Cut a piece of ginger tubers and plant them in a container with soil.
Place the container in bright, sunny place (no direct sunlight) and keep earth moist.
Once the plant grows, you can completely remove it,and repeat the process.
If you don’t need a large amount, cut off a piece of the tuber, and put the rest of the plant back into the ground.
The plant will continue to evolve, and you’ll always have a fresh and healthy food within reach.
Clean the seeds and the pits from the avocado and put them in a container with water, just enough so to the lower part of the seeds is covered by water.
Change the water once a week, to prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi.
Germination will occur after 3 – 4 weeks, after which you’ll need to plant it in the ground. When planting, make sure that the upper part of the pit remains above the ground.
Avocado loves the sun, so plant it in a well sunlit place.
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