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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. How to grow a lemon tree from seed 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.

DIY: Shade-Tolerant Herbs To Grow in Your Apartment: Gardenista Older DIY: Shade-Tolerant Herbs To Grow in Your Apartment by Erin Boyle Issue 9 · Grand Gardens · March 8, 2014 Newer Issue 9 · Grand Gardens · March 8, 2014 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. Is this Poison Ivy (or Poison Oak or Poison Sumac)? - (www.poisonivy.us) We'll attempt to answer your questions about if a particular plant is poison ivy (or one of the other toxic plants). Sometimes identification is difficult and may be just a best guess. If you've got additional questions or comments, be sure to contact us. Plant identifications will be done on Wednesdays and Sundays with additional identifications done during the week as time permits.

How to Grow Herbs Indoors: Easy? Maybe not. Rewarding? Hell yeah. - Chowhound A windowsill of fresh herbs is one of the best things you can do for yourself as a city dweller–with a little sunlight, you can have herbs ready to use in the kitchen in only a matter of weeks. We spoke with gardening experts to figure out what it takes to grow herbs indoors. Growing anything isn't easy (and yes, you may kill off a few plants before you get the hang of it); just start with the simple stuff. Even if you won't be able to brag about your heirloom tomatoes, you can still feel the satisfaction of putting your own basil in a cocktail or stir-frying with some fresh lemongrass.

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