The pesticide exposure has increased over the past several years. Moreover, more studies showed that health problems associated with pesticide exposure are rising.
Undoubtedly, vegetables are essentialfor your health. However, a number of conventionally grown crops are full of pesticides and numerous other toxic chemicals.
In fact, the only way to make sure that you are consuming 100% natural vegetables is to grow them yourself. By growing your own vegetables, you are actually going to know what products and repellents you have used for cultivating them. Although it might sound like a lot of work, you need to only purchase these vegetables once and you can regrow them forever.
Here Is How to Grow These 10 Vegetables:
You could regrow cilantro from the cilantro stems. Plant the roots in some pot with a soil when they become long enough. Keep it in some room with ample lighting. After a few months, the plants are going to be completely grown.
You should use garlic cloves to regrow sprouts. In addition, they will have a milder flavor compared to the one of the garlic. Place them in a glass containing a bit of water when they start sprouting and keep it outside. When they are several inches long, replant them in some pot with a soil. After several days, the leaves will start sprouting. When they turn brown and fall, you could pick the garlic. You could add it to salads, pasta, and various other dishes.
You could grow basil by using cuttings. Fill one glass with water and then put the basil clippings, with 4 inches long stems. Keep them in direct sunlight. You shouldtransfer the roots in pots, when they become about 2 inches long. It’s recommended to change the water every day to prevent them from getting slimy.
You need to use the roots to regrow scallions. Simply put the roots in one glass of water. However, make sure that one inch of the scallions is attached to the roots. Keep it in a room with enough lighting. You could pick scallions when they are around 5 inches long.
Asparagus is an early spring vegetable. Moreover, it’s able to keep producing for about 25 years. Like many annual vegetables, asparagus is not a very quick producer.
You could plant this vegetable by using crowns that are two years old, or with seeds. Additionally, the seeds typically take few years to mature, whereas the crowns (that are bought from a store) will produce much faster results. You need to use well-drained soil for both seeds andcrowns. Have in mind that waterlogged asparagus might rot!
– Bok Choy
It is a type of Chinese cabbage and it does not look like the regular cabbage. Regrow bok choy by placing its root ends in some jar that is containing some water. Keep the jar in some room with enough lighting. Make sure to leave it for about 7-14 days. After the 14 days, transfer them to a pot with a soil.
– Globe Artichoke
This veggie belongs to the thistle family. Furthermore, it has edible flower buds. Make sure that you don’t harvest these flower buds just until they start revealing the fuzzy purple flowers. This veggie requires a very sunny area and well-drained soil. Add 2 inches of compost to the soil right before planting. In addition, use a fertilizer that is high in nitrogen to fertilize it every month.
These perennial artichokes are harvested in springandfall. You need to pick the flower buds when the buds haven’t opened, but the stalks have extendedcompletely.
– Romaine Lettuce
You need to use the bottom of a lettuce head so as to regrow this vegetable. Start by putting stumps of the veggie in half an inch of water. After several days, plant it in the backyard or in a soiled pot.
Use carrot tops in order to regrow this vegetable. First of all, you should put the carrot tops in a dish with a small amount of water. Next, put it on a window sill or in some room with sufficient lighting. Even though the carrot greens may taste bitter, you could mix them with some garlic andvinegar.
You need to use the leftover bottoms of this veggie in order to regrow it. Simply cut the base off and then put it in a saucer or in some shallow bowl. Make sure to keep it in direct sunlight. After 3 days, you need to plant it in soil.
Watch the following video in order to learn how you can grow your own garlic at home:
- Lima, Patrick. ˮThe Organic Home Garden: How to Grow Fruits and Vegetables Naturallyˮ;
- Abbott, Catherine. ˮThe Everything Grow Your Own Vegetables Book: Your Complete Guide to planting, tending, and harvesting vegetablesˮ;