The 16 Best Healthy, Edible Plants to Grow Indoors. From farmers’ markets and Community Supported Agriculture, to urban farms and rooftop gardens, to produce delivery services, more and more people across the U.S. are embracing farm-fresh food.
And for good reason: Locally grown produce tends to be better for the environment and for local communities than its store-bought counterparts. Growing food at home also ensures that growers know exactly where their food comes from and how it was grown (no need to worry about deceptive food labeling). If you’re not whipping out the pruning shears yet, consider this: Learning new skills is good for our brains. Luckily, you don’t need to be a farmer (or even live near a farm) in order to reap the benefits of home-grown produce. If you have a sunny window (or two, or five) and a bit of extra time on your hands, then you’re capable of growing your own food right at home. General Growing Tips Fruits and Veggies Photo: Alpha 1. 2. 3. 4. How to Harvest: Most lemons will ripen in six to nine months. 5. 6. 7. Grow Plants From Your Groceries, Ginger Root, Pineapple, More. 17 Apart: How To: Plant and Grow Ginger Root.
We must be in the cold calm before the spring, because we've got quite a few little potted gardening projects going on around here and we're just waiting for them to burst into their full bounty.
Indoor container gardening just might be the only thing keeping us from completely going stir crazy about not being able to get outside in the garden. So, what have we got up our sleeves? In addition to our newly planted horseradish root and pineapple top, this weekend we decided it was high time to start out an indoor potted planter for ginger root. That's right, we're growing ginger root — and we're doing it from a few leftover pieces we picked up from the grocery store a while back for one of my recipes.
Ginger is one of those plants with long documented health and medicinal benefits, but for the sake of keeping things real, we've decided to try and grow our own self generating supply since Mary and I just LOVE the taste of it. Twist or cut off "fingers. " You're almost done! How to Grow an Endless Supply of Ginger Indoors. Ginger is a culinary favorite, used extensively in Asian cooking as well as modern baking.
Historically though, it was perhaps most prized for its medicinal properties. Used to soothe everything from stomach distress, respiratory problems, arthritis and menstrual pains, it was also applied as a treatment for burns. Ginger has been around both as a medicine and a staple food spice in China for at least 3000 years. Eventually, it found its way into Europe and across the world largely as a coveted trade spice. Herbal Oil: Ginger Oil Benefits and Uses. I have discussed the benefits of ginger on my site for some time now.
I am particularly impressed by its anti-inflammatory properties, which make it one of the most potent home remedies you can use to relieve pain and motion sickness.1,2 This is why it's not surprising to learn that ginger oil, extracted from fresh ginger root, also offers these whole body benefits and so much more. What Is Ginger Oil? Warm, spicy, and energizing, ginger oil comes from ginger root (Zingiber officinale), a pungent, peculiar-looking underground rhizome.
A member of the Zingiberaceae plant family, this perennial herb grows up to three to four feet high, with narrow spear-shaped leaves, white or yellow flowers,3 and small tuberous rhizomes with a thick or thin brown skin. How To Grow Ginger Root - Planting Ginger Plant In Your Herb Garden. By Heather Rhoades Ginger plant (Zingiber officinale) may seem like a mysterious herb to grow.
The knobby ginger root is found in grocery stores but very rarely do you find it in your local nursery. Homemade Ginger Chews!! Healthy Green Kitchen Homemade Crystallized Ginger. Ginger is one of my favorite herbs.
I adore the assertive flavor of ginger, but it’s also very good for you: ginger is reputed to remedy digestive issues including stomach upset and nausea. I enjoy using fresh ginger in my cooking and I like snacking on and adding crystallized (aka “candied”) ginger to all sorts of recipes, as well. Crystallized ginger is one of those things I’ve wondered about making pretty much every time I’ve placed some in my shopping cart. Years of wondering, people.
Years. Turns out it’s a lot easier to make than I imagined it would be. To make candied/crystallized ginger at home, you’ll need a fairly large amount of fresh ginger. …but you can easily double the amounts of everything. I cut the ginger with a mandoline slicer - mandolines are great for ensuring slices with uniform thickness- but if you don’t have one, a very sharp knife can be used instead. Grow plants from your groceries, like ginger root and pineapple! How to Grow Ginger. Ginger is popular in American food, but it’s practically a staple in Asian cuisine.
How a to Grow An Endless Supply Of Ginger Indoors. Have you ever thought about planting your danger?