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5 Step Guide to Growing Gorgeous Garlic

Do you know where your garlic comes from? One of the most important reasons to grow your own is to avoid toxic chemicals and irradiation (that inhibit sprouting and extend shelf life).* Garlic … how safe to eat is yours? A few years back I didn’t even think about the garlic I ate … but then I became interested in the story behind the food I was eating. The majority of the world’s garlic is grown in China and is sprayed with chemicals and bleached white with chlorine during importation quarantine processes, not to mention the thousands of food miles clocked up. But if you really want to gag on your garlic, according to the CEO of the Australian Garlic Industry Association, “some garlic growers over there (China) use raw human sewage to fertilise their crops, and I don’t believe the Australian quarantine regulations are strict enough in terms of bacteria testing on imported produce” … so you might want to think again before you reach for that perfect white bulb in your supermarket! Storage

Grow your own lemongrass! I love the smell of lemongrass: fresh, clean and zesty. My favourite way to use it up is in this lemongrass drink that I learned from one of my favorite local restaurants. Back then, lemongrass was a hard-to-find ingredient and since I’d never tried it in a drink, it was difficult for me to figure what the chef had added to a mundane sweet soda. The waiter was kind enough to share the recipe, and now I can make it myself at home. Now I’m even more thrilled because I can have my favourite drink whenever I want because I finally grow my own lemongrass! And you know the good news? Just keep changing the water every day or every second day at most. Have a look at these weekly progress photos in case, just like me, you didn’t believe that growing lemongrass could be this easy: Oh, and here’s an old post I had written back in 2007 about lemongrass. Tagged as: cooking, gardening, lemongrass, thai

17 Foods To Buy Once And Regrow Forever Everyday we throw heaps of leftovers and scraps out which could actually be used to regrow fruits, vegetables and herbs completely free of charge. Not only can we save money, but also reduce our carbon footprint. With grocery prices increasing, now is the best time to get frugal in the kitchen and garden. Below are seventeen fruits, vegetables and herbs you can buy once and regrow forever… Vegetables Regrow Green Onions – Want to grow green onions indefinitely? Regrow Onions – This clever method of growing onions in an old used water bottle on a windowsill is a great way to get free onions! Regrow Carrots -This method to grow carrots from carrot tops is so simple you can get the kids involved. Regrow Celery – This is a clever idea to regrow celery from the base. Regrow Sweet Potato’s – The versatility of the sweet potato means it’s a firm favorite with any home cook, here we share a tutorial on how to grow more using nothing but a sweet potato. Fruit Herbs & Spices

Enchanted Wellness & Fitness Did you like Regrow Celery? Well, you are going to love this! You can also regrow leeks and scallions or green onions. Really. Look at these guys. This is day seven… maybe eight… in water. Look at those roots! I also planted a few more lettuce plants. Start regrowing today! Live Well! Growing Celery Indoors: Never Buy Celery Again | 17 Apart: Growing Celery Indoors: Never Buy Celery Again Remember when we tested and shared how to grow onions indefinitely last week? Well, at the same time, we've been testing out another little indoor gardening project first gleaned from Pinterest that we're excited to share the successes of today — regrowing celery from it's base. We've figured out how to literally re-grow organic celery from the base of the bunch we bought from the store a couple weeks ago. I swear, we must have been living under a rock all these years or just not be that resourceful when it comes to food, but we're having more fun learning all these new little tips and tricks as we dive deeper into trying to grow more of our own food. This project is almost as simple as the onion growing project — simply chop the celery stalks from the base of the celery you bought from the store and use as you normally would. In our case, we had a particular homemade bean dip that needed sampling! Update 2: Here's how we are looking at almost 3-4 weeks of growth: Discover More: