Did you know it was not so difficult to grow some vegetables at home? And it’s a fun thing to do with kids.
1. Salad like Lettuce
You just have to put the core of the lettuce into a bowl with water and place it next to a sunny window. After a few days, you will see some leaves growing up and you can eat them up after some weeks. Just not forget to change the water several times per week.
2. Bok Choy
Exactly like lettuce. Go ahead! Give it a try!
Never throw the core of the celery again! The same principle as the Lettuce applies. Put in a bowl with a bit of water and place it next to your kitchen window. It’s a good idea to grow your own celery. Even more when you know that it one of the vegetables with most pesticides.
4. Spring Onions
Spring Onions are soooo easy to grow. Place them like this with a big of water and they will endlessly grow. Now, be sure of having always some spring onions to add to your recipes!
Take a bit of ginger and put it in a shallow container with some ground (making sure the “eyes” are up). Ginger loves diffused light and a moist environment.
It will take a few months before you can dig it up and harvest the root. Note that you can also just keep the plant, which is beautiful and smells good!
Just put one or two pieces in a glass with water and keep it in a sunny place. The plant will develop roots and grow. When it reaches around 30cm, you can cut what you need and let it grow again. It’s infinite!!
Like leek, Fennel grows very well in a bowl with water at a sunny window.
You can plant one or more cloves of garlic in a bit of ground. Don’t forget to pour a nice amount of water every week. When you see some spring after 4-8 weeks, you’ll keep the part that looks like green onions, but the hardest and sort of curly part which correspond to the flour, must be removed. This will allow the plant to focus on the formation of a nice big bulb. Garlic takes several months to mature. Usually we grow garlic for fun, more than to satisfy our appetite.
So easy… Do you still need me to explain?
Next time you buy a beautiful bunch of fresh basil, keep one leg and place it in water. The longer the rod ism the more it will spread. After a week, the branch will develop roots. After ten days, you can place the new plant in the ground and keep it in a sunny spot. Don’t put Basil outside, as it does not bear cool temperatures.
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