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8 Best Healthy Plants to Regrow At Home

Date August 2, 2018 17:32

It is not a secret that eating fruits and vegetables is very important for keeping a healthy diet. But we also know that organic food is rather expensive, and not everybody can afford it on a regular basis. Luckily, there is a solution: It is possible to regrow certain plants at home.

Garlic

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Once you try home-grown garlic, you will never buy it in the supermarket again. The right time for planting garlic is four to six weeks before the soil freezes. The best way to do it is to loosen the ground with a fork, spread a 2- to 3-inch-deep layer of organic matter, and dig it in. The goal is to get good root development before the plants go dormant. It will become green in the autumn, which is good.

Potatoes

There are various ways of planting and growing potatoes in the yard. The easiest one is by using special growing bags. First of all, put a few inches of a soil-compost mixture at the bottom of each bag. After that, plant three or four seed potato pieces and cover them with 3 inches of soil. As the potatoes grow, continue adding soil until the bag is full. As you see, the whole process is really simple.

Tomatoes

 

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To grow tomatoes, you need to have a sunny spot, as they need six to eight hours of daily sunshine. Make sure you have enough space for the plant to grow, as it can reach a height of ten feet and will need at least two cubic feet of soil. Young seedlings should be planted deeply in nutrient-rich soil.

Turnips

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Very few people grow turnips, and it has the reputation of being a poor man's crop. Do you want to know why? Because the process of planting and growing turnips is extremely easy. Start with sowing turnip seeds at 1 inch intervals along a ½ inch deep furrow. When you are done with that, just water the row with a mixture of water and insecticide.

Rosemary

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The ideal environment for this plant is a rock garden or the top of a dry wall. First of all, you should grow seeds 8 to 10 weeks. Then, plant them in a well-drained soil. Rosemary requires some space, as they grow 4 feet tall and spread about 4 feet.

Pineapple

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It turns out that pineapples can be a house plant as well. Rooting takes a couple of months, and you will have to wait a couple of years to get the fruit. After buying a fresh pineapple, slice off the pineapple crown, and remove leaves from the stalk. Then, allow the stalk some time to dry and plant it about an inch deep, gently firming the soil around it. After a couple of months, repot the pineapple in a 10” to 12” pot, using a potting mix.

Onions

Onions need a lot of sun to develop properly. There are several ways of growing onions in the garden: By sets (tiny bulbs), transplants and direct seeding. Planting onion sets is the most popular variant. They should be planted pointed end up and covered with about 2 inches of soil.

Ginger

The ginger that we buy in the supermarket was most likely grown in China, India, or Nepal, but you can grow it by yourself. First of all, just put an inch or two of potting soil below the seed and sprinkle half an inch over it. Make sure to water it well. After that, replace the lid, but don’t seal it. Maintain the soil at 70 degrees and moist to the touch, watering only when the soil dries. A sprout will emerge in six to eight weeks.

Growing plants at home is not hard at all. By doing it, you will have organic fruit and vegetables, and consuming them often is very important in order to remain healthy and fit.

Source: Today's Homeowner, Almanac, Good Housekeeping, Kcet, Vegetable Gardening

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