How to make sure the vegetable and herbs that you eat are really organic? Why not plant them yourself!
Growing vegetable may sound boring, difficult, time consuming and complicated for some people especially in a world where every minute is in a rush but give it a try one by one; one plant every weekend shouldn’t take too much time. Here is the list of classic backyard plants that can be replanted after you eat them. It’s cost saving, fun, and you will be proud of your own super fresh and clean products.
As I said, it’s very classic. Lettuce plays many roles in different kinds of dish. It is the main ingredient in a bowl of salad, can be a dip for a Thai chili paste or can get stir fried with other colourful veggies.
To make your own fresh lettuce is very simple as lettuce grows easily. After picking all of the leaves, keep the bottom part and soak it in a bowl with water, then place the bowl under the sun. In 3-4 days, you will see the roots growing and you can move your new-born lettuce back in the soil.
Celery is a great source of antioxidants, beneficial enzymes and is rich in vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium, folate and vitamin B6. The process is as simple as for the lettuce.
Keep the leftover part at the bottom and soak in a bowl of water, put it under sun ray for about a week and you will start to see some new-born leaves which tell you it is time to move it to its new home in the backyard.
An ingredient often found in many healthy oriental dishes and sometimes, not easy to be found (in good shape) at the markets. Keep the bottom of the lemongrass after using them and leave them in a tall shape glass with some water at the bottom. After a week, you will see it revived again.
Lemongrass is a great source of vitamin A and C, folate, folic acid, magnesium, zinc, copper, iron, potassium, phosphorus, calcium and manganese and many other amazing benefits while also consists of analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antipyretic, antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, astringent, carminative, diuretic, febrifuge, galactagogue, insecticidal, sedative, and anti-cancer properties. Next time, don’t forget to enhance your dish with this amazing herb planted in your garden.
The richest source of amino acids, all types of vitamins and minerals with a good amount of fibre and folate. Also, it is an excellent source of iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and zinc. Beansprout can be prepared raw or cooked in various kinds of menu and add a crispy and fresh texture in the dish.
Beansprout is also well-known for growing easily. Simply sink the beans in a bowl overnight, remove the water on the next day and move the bean where you want them to grow, blanket them with a damp towel to keep the humidity and keep checking the growth for the perfect stage that you want.
After using the ginger, sometimes you will find the leftover part the ginger root. Keep it and simply grow it in the soil. After one week, the new ginger tree will start to grow back.
Ginger helps to relieve digestive problems such as nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and pain and also give a unique spice and aroma to your meal.
The main ingredient in many different cuisines that adds a specifically great scent and texture. Onion serves you Vitamin C, chromium, which assists in regulating blood sugar while also contains anti-inflammation and infection properties.
Cut the root of the onion you buy from the market and plant it in the soil. Onion can easily grow both under the shadow and in the sun. Keep watering it routinely and you will see the great result.
The yummy rich texture you can find from a starter, main course and all the way to dessert. Apart from being tasty itself, pumpkin also makes you benefit remarkably. It is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol and Sodium as well as being a good source of Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Dietary Fibre, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.
When you cut a pumpkin, keep its seeds and sundry them before scattering them on the backyard ground where situated under a shady area. Water them for few days and you will start to see the new-born trees.
An outstanding source of lycopene as well as a great source of vitamin C, biotin, molybdenum, and vitamin K coming with a delicious taste. This fruit can be eaten raw or be the main ingredient of several fancy dishes.
Keep the tomato seeds and simply scatter them on the soil anywhere around your garden; shady or sunny. After seeing a bud coming up, move it into a pot and when it reaches about 2 inches, move the pot under the sun, water twice a week and soon, you will get your own beautiful fresh tomato from your own backyard.