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How to Grow your own turmeric. It is FAR better than buying it. Turmeric is one of the world’s healthiest foods. Turmeric’s antiseptic and antibacterial properties make it great for cleaning and treating wounds, and its anti-inflammatory properties work well against joint pain and are effective for treating arthritis. Experts believe that turmeric may even have over 600 potential preventive and therapeutic applications and 175 distinct beneficial physiological effects. Turmeric has been found to replace man pharmaceutical drugs such as ibuprofen. Turmeric can be easily grown indoors. To grow turmeric indoors, just follow these simple steps: 1. 2. 3. 3.

That’s all there is to it! Turmeric likes water. Turmeric takes between 6 to 10 months for the edible rhizomes to mature. Cut the needed amount off a finger at the edge of the pot and then return the soil. Turmeric is a perennial herb plant that re-shoots every spring; it will continue to produce roots. Image source. 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. Today ginger can be found not just in specialty markets, but in most grocery stores. Ginger grows readily, but unless you live in zone 9 or 10, frost is an enemy of the plant and can spell the end of your ginger when the weather gets cold. Selecting a Root Ginger found at your local grocery store may be used to propagate plants at home. The best ginger to plant is purchased from a garden center or seed catalog. Preparing the Rhizome Planting Care and Growth Harvesting. Growing Wasabi (There are only 4 Wasabi farms in North America!)

First Prize Pies by Allison Kave — New Cookbook The angle: Why wait for apple pie season? Here are awesome pies for every month of the year. Recipes for right now: Samoa Pie, Lemon Cream Pie, Chocolate Lavender Teatime Pie, Rhubarb Frangipane Pie, Buttermilk Chess Pie, Mint Julep Cream Pie, Nutella Pie, Margarita Pie, Shaker Citrus Pie, Elvis Pie . Read Post. Growing blueberries in containers. Good news! It’s easy to grow blueberries in containers on your deck or patio. That’s a boon for small-space gardeners—and it’s fun to have the berries to pick at the outdoor breakfast table even when you have a blueberry hedge elsewhere in your yard. Blueberries are at the top of the health-boosting hit parade and they’re popular with all ages.

And species! Two blueberry varieties stay small and won’t need extensive pruning to thrive in your containers: * Northern Highbush ‘Top Hat’ grows best in cool climates (USDA zones 3-7) * Southern Highbush ‘Sunshine Blue’ is a surprise to many, as it does well in warm climates (USDA zones 5-10) Blueberries have wide, shallow roots. Is your soil alkaline? In our video, Growing Blueberries, Tricia creates a container soil mix of half organic potting soil and half Coco Peat (a sustainable alternative to peat moss).

Blueberries must have acid soil, pH 5.0 to 5.5. Soil in containers dries out quickly. Mediterranean Diet Garden - Organic Gardening. The Mediterranean diet has been shown to be great for your health. It is also fun and easy to grow! The diet is heavy in fruits, nuts, and vegetables — all things you can grow in your own back yard or patio. That is a triple win — the freshest produce is the highest in nutrition, growing your own is cost effective, and it tastes great. You may think that you can’t grow what they can grow in the Mediterranean region, but Zone 6 is at the same latitude as France and Italy.

Their temperatures are more moderate than ours so some things we can’t grow without taking indoors for the winter, but this is the exception. We can grow almost everything right here in the Midwest. Fruits, Vegetables and Nuts Melons Mushrooms Nectarines Nuts-almonds, pine nuts, pistachios, walnuts Okra Olives (needs to winter indoors or heated greenhouse) Onions, shallots & leeks Peaches Peas Peppers-sweet and spicy Potatoes Radishes Tomatoes Zucchini and other squashes erbs. Fresh Organic Gardening – Growing Onions Vertically On The Windowsill. How nice would it be to just be able to pluck fresh green onions from the soil whenever you need them? Nothing beats fresh onions for your salads, dips or soup. But how can you ensure a supply of fresh onions at hand all the time?

Sure, onions are available all year round from the supermarket, but they are hardly fresh and there’s almost always no way to know for sure where they came from. Gardeners of course will simply grow them but some simply have problems with available space. I came across an image of onions grown vertically on the windowsill, using a common 5 Liter PET bottle, which I thought was a practical, space-saving and green way to grow onions. I posted the image on our Facebook Page and a few people asked how it was done… …and since I was curious myself, I did a bit of research and this is what I found: FIRST, you need a planting vessel: NEXT, you need to remove the neck of the bottle then cut holes around it.

NEXT, fill the bottle with layers of onion sprouts and soil. Images. How To Grow An Endless Supply Of Onions Indoors. How awesome would it be to have a constant supply of fresh green onions (also known as spring onions) growing all year round on your windowsill? A few months back we did a post about re-growing green onions by saving the white stem and planting it. They do re-grow to some degree, but they never do as well as the first crop and they get weaker and weaker each time you cut them back… This method is a bit different as it requires planting small bulb onions in a 5 liter plastic bottle filled with compost. You plant your onions and then harvest the green stems to use as green onions. Each time you harvest a stem it will re-grow, giving you a near constant supply of green onions. How To Grow An Endless Supply Of Onions Indoors (Photo from: Fresh Organic Gardening)

Survival Food Series: 25 Survival Seeds You Need For Your Garden. Living off the land sounds as inviting as Christmas dinner. But many have hardly had adequate experience being “farmers.” In fact, many have had no experience at all when it comes to planting anything. That being said, the day is slowly approaching where each of us may have to trade in our company identification badges for a shovel and a pair of overalls. Educating yourself on farming topics such as mirco farming, planting for the seasons, natural insect repellents, seed collection and seed storage could help prepare for an upcoming economic crisis. Learn about how many vegetables or fruits the plant will yield. Start Practicing The only way to be fully prepared as far as growing plants is concerned is to practice, practice, practice.

With each gardening experience will come more wisdom on how to handle a larger garden. Survival Seeds These seeds that were chosen were based upon their yield quantities, *ease in growing, nutritional content and for the season they are planted in. Sources: How to grow a lemon tree from seed | Growing Wild. When life gives you lemons, grow trees! If you’ve ever seen a flowering lemon tree, you’ll understand why. For those of you who haven’t, allow me explain. Their lush, dark green, oval leaves have a glossy texture that shimmers in sunlight. Their delicate white flowers bloom with a citrus fragrance and are soft to the touch. Their exotic nature provides an alluring quality. Typically, lemon trees flourish outdoors year-round in hot, sunny regions, but they can also thrive indoors as edible houseplants in cold-season climates. This is the little tree with big fruit in the shop I work at.

And while rooting cuttings is a sensible option for fast fruit, lemon tree cuttings are not readily available in many parts of the world. Here is a step-by-step guide to growing your very own lemon tree from seed: Things you’ll need: 1. This is a Meyer lemon! 2. 3. 4. Method for sprouting the lemon seed: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Here are my little guys one month after planting. 8. Water. Like this: Like Loading... (105) Facebook. (3) Facebook. (2) Heirloom Organics.