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The 16 Best Healthy, Edible Plants to Grow Indoors

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.

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HOW TO PROPAGATE THE SAFFRON CROCUS Although found in the bulb section of most plant retailers come autumn, the saffron crocus actually grows from compressed underground stems known as corms. These specialised stems come complete with dormant buds, each one capable of growing into a genetically identical plant. Each year one new corm will grow on top of the old one, together with some smaller ones which will grow from the base of the plant. These smaller juvenile corms are known as cormels. Their resemblance to a typical bulb is so similar that the difference isn't particularly important until you come to vegetatively propagate from it. If you originally grew your crocus from pre-packed corms, you will be able to lift these after three years growth for propagation, breaking off these smaller outer corms away from the mother plant.

She Pours Vinegar On A Piece Of Bread. The Reason? I Had NO Idea! Vinegar is such a useful ingredient; your mind will be blown! How on earth did I go so long without these life hacks!? Does your garbage can smell? Simple fix, grab a piece of bread and soak it with vinegar. 15 Foods That Can Be Regrown From Scraps I love gardening. Well, not actually the work behind the gardening so much – it’s the harvesting that I really look forward to. There is nothing like fresh veggies from your own personal garden! I actually just planted a bunch of things in my vegetable garden, and may have gone a little plant happy at the feed & seed store. Oops. 10-Minute DIY Holiday Gift Idea: Peppermint Soap It’s time for another round of Craft Lightning – quick and easy DIY projects that take less than 20 minutes to make (like my shabby flower headband and stenciled wood bangle bracelet tutorials!). Craft Lightning + Holiday Season = twice the fun! These lightning quick peppermint soaps are a fun DIY holiday gift idea for friends, neighbors and teachers and can be whipped up in about ten minutes!

Self-Seeding Crops You’ll Never Need to Replant One of the characteristics of a truly sustainable garden is that it produces at least some of its own seed. This is most often done when gardeners select, harvest and store seeds until the proper time for planting the following year. But some self-seeding crops produce seeds so readily that as long as you give them time to flower and mature, and set seed, you will always have free plants growing in your garden.

Garlic Confit and Homemade Garlic Oil - Blogging Over Thyme Garlic Confit and Homemade Garlic Oil Happy first day of spring! Ummm, it’s snowing outside. Let’s pretend that’s not true and talk about this incredible garlic confit instead. Have you heard of garlic confit? Your life will be forever changed after this post. Simple Aquaponics System for Growing Your Own Food & Fish At Home This aquaponics system is different than most. It’s a scaled down version of the system Will Allen over at Growing Power Inc uses to grow 1 Million pounds of food on his 3 acre farm in Milwaukee, WI. The whole system uses just a single pump and uses very little energy to pump nutrient rich water up to the gravel bed on top for filtration. The upper bed is slightly angled so the water can slowly drain down to the second bed below. And then finally back into the main tank where the fish are kept. This system is scalable and will produce a large amount of food in a very small space when compared with traditional row cropping.

Guy Creates Trees That Grow 40 Different Fruits Sam Van Aken, an artist and professor at Syracuse University, uses “chip grafting” to create trees that each bear 40 different varieties of stone fruits or fruits with pits. The grafting process involves slicing a bit of a branch with a bud from a tree of one of the varieties and inserting it into a slit in a branch on the “working tree,” then wrapping the wound with tape until it heals and the bud starts to grow into a new branch. Over several years he adds slices of branches from other varieties to the working tree.

MAKE A GOLDEN MIXTURE – THE STRONGEST ANTIBIOTIC AND ANTI-CANCER REMEDY (GUIDE FOR THE PREPARATION AND METHOD OF USE) In this article we will present a great recipe which you can easily prepare. We are talking about so called “golden mixture” – natural remedy, which by its appearance and properties reminds of gold. This mixture is recommended is you are dealing with bacterial and viral linked problems. It is also great for strengthening the immune system and for preventing cancerous diseases. The remedy possesses these properties thanks to the super powerful ingredients, honey and turmeric. The mixture got its epithet “golden” because those two ingredients give its color.