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Grow plants from your groceries, like ginger root and pineapple!

Grow plants from your groceries, like ginger root and pineapple!
Grow your own ginger Ginger is an essential ingredient in Asian cooking. Growing your own is easy and provides an endless supply of ginger for your cooking. You also get an ingredient that is new to most American palates: ginger grass. Ginger grass shoots off the ginger rhizome when you plant it. The grass will grow to be 2 to 4 feet tall at full maturity. Ginger grows outdoors in zones 10 and 11. To grow your ginger plants, buy a couple small pieces of ginger root at the store. Place the ginger in 100 F water and let them soak for 8 hours. It can take up to 10 months before you can harvest the ginger. Be sure to clip pieces of the ginger grass to use for cooking or to brew tea. Growing Pineapple Here's a way to grow pineapple at home from a pineapple! Next, pineapples grow in USDA zones 9 to 11. To prepare your pineapple, cut off the top of the pineapple 1/2 inch below the point the leaves meet the fruit. We have rooted pineapple crowns two ways.

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How to Grow an Endless Supply of Garlic Indoors Other than being one of the healthiest food out there, garlic is also easy to be grown indoors. It is also a much cheaper way than buying it at the grocery store, and of course much healthier. You’ve all heard of the amazing benefits of garlic and all the things it can do for your body, so let’s just jump to how to grow it in the comfort of your own home. How to Grow Garlic Indoors Death By Oreo Cupcakes They are probably the best Oreo cakes I have ever tried. A lot of cake's that I have experimented with before are like a vanilla cake with bits of Oreo in them, which didn't really give them enough Oreo flavor. But these were a lot better. I used a dark chocolate fudge cake mix instead of just a regular chocolate cake mix, which went really well with the cookies and gave the cakes just a little more flavor. So, in this recipe there is Oreo's in the cake, in the frosting, and at the bottom is a Oreo surprise.

4 Simple Steps to Grow a Hundred Pounds of Potatoes in a Barrel Container gardening isn't only for savvy urban gardeners and folks with limited space to grow, it can also be for folks who want to maximize their yields in a controlled environment. Not only does growing potatoes in a barrel reduce the amount of weeding and exposure to pests and fungi, you don't even have to risk shovel-damage to the tender potatoes by digging them out of the ground when they're done, just tip the container over! After extensive research to plan my own potatoes-in-a-barrel, I've boiled all of the recommendations down to 4 simple steps to a winning potato harvest. 1. Select and prepare a container Potatoes Potatoes are a versatile vegetable that is eaten all year round. The tubers vary in size, colour, texture and taste and can be grown from spring to autumn. Cultivation notes Soil preparation

10 Grocery Savings Tips From Store Managers Never pay full price again Besides couponing, there are so many different ways to save money on your grocery bill -- if only you knew the ins and outs of your favorite store's policies and promotions. And how do you find that out? A Best-Practices Guide to Growing Tomatoes: Tomato Basics Attention to the basic needs of tomatoes goes a long way toward keeping them healthy and productive. If you’ve had problems with tomatoes in the past, the solution is probably in this list. Light. Plant tomatoes where they get 8 hours or more of sunlight daily. Any less will reduce the harvest. Soil.

How to Make Clothing Buttons from Shrink Plastic… This tutorial is an old one of mine that’s too good not to share again. Since posting the first time, I’ve had lots of questions about these buttons which will hopefully be answered in this revised post. Equipment Some handy notes: 1. Make your landscaping butterfly-friendly There is something magical about butterflies as they flit from flower to flower in the garden. These winged beauties are not only stunning to watch but they also serve an important role as pollinators, spreading pollen from flower to flower, leading to fertilization and ultimately seed production. The activities of butterflies and other pollinators, like hummingbirds and bees, help to ensure that various plant species multiply and persist. By growing certain combinations of plants and providing the right setting, you can attract butterflies and other welcome pollinators to your garden. Here are some tips for attracting butterflies. 1.

Growing a Vegetable Garden at Epicurious Read the seed packet Most people don't read the instructions and then wonder why the plants don't thrive. You'll get tips on planting, nurturing, and harvesting your vegetables on better labels. These recommendations come from seed experts who have run trials to determine the best growing conditions for each variety of plant.

Save by Shopping for Drugstore Finds Online Experts explore the conveniences and savings of shopping for personal goods online. We all shop at local drugstores for health and beauty needs, but with gas prices on the rise, online drugstores are a great way to get all of your personal items without leaving the comfort of your home. As an added bonus, shopping online can actually save you money versus shopping at a brick and mortar store. Online drugstores offer many of the same brands and products that are available to you at your local retailer. How the round, bee-friendly Sun Hive may help save the bees (Video) There's ongoing debate in the backyard beekeeping community about which type of hive offers the best balance between what the bees need and honey production. From top bar to Warré, there are plenty of different hive designs, each with its benefits and peculiarities. Made with "bee-centred" apiculture and conservation in mind, the Sun Hive is an alternative format for natural beekeepers. Created by German beekeeper and sculptor Guenther Mancke, the Sun Hive is a based on the form of hives as found in the wild. Made with bees in mind

For teachers - Templates <div class="cdOLblEmRed cdSearchResultsMargin">Warning: This site requires the use of scripts, which your browser does not currently allow. <a href=" how to enable scripts.</a><br/></div> All Products The Milkweeds (Asclepias species) The Milkweeds Every so often in our researches we come across a plant with so many uses that we wonder why it has never been commercially exploited. One such group of plant - all of them ideal for the Permaculturalist - is the Milkweeds (Asclepias species) from North America. The genus Asclepias contains over a hundred species of mainly perennial herbs growing in temperate and topical regions. We will look at four of these species:- All the above are fairly easy to grow preferring a rich light or peaty soil and a sunny position.

My Sweet Potato Project « I Wet My Plants June 13, 2008 In mid-April I was given some Georgia Jet sweet potato seed roots from Ottawa Hortiphilia. Georgia Jets are the most productive variety for northern climates as it has the shortest growing period of 80 – 90 days. Of course I had no idea how to grow them and promptly potted them in soil with a drink of water. I found out later that was the completely wrong thing to do.

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