There are many benefits of growing raw vegetables at your home. They offer much more benefits than what you buy from the grocery.
Growing them may need some time. However, you get a certain kind of satisfaction when you grow your own veggies indoors. Not to forget the money you will save.
All you have to ensure is that the plants get sufficient light and water.
Here are 8 vegetables you can grow in your home:
1. Romaine Lettuce – Use the lettuce bottom for growing new romaine lettuce. Place the stems in half-inch water. You will see new leaves and roots in few days. The lettuce can then be transplanted to soil. You can also re-grow cabbage using this technique.
2. Bok Choy – Put the root ends in water and keep in a properly lit area. Give it 1 to 2 weeks before transplanting into a pot having soil.
3. Carrots – Take a dish having little water and put carrot tops in it. Put the dish in a properly lit area (window sill, for example). You will find carrot greens to be slightly bitter. They will be amazing salad combos with vinegar and garlic.
4. Basil – Take basil cuttings having 3 to 4 inch stems in water. Put them in direct sunlight. Once the roots are 2 inches long move them to pots. Make sure the water is changed regularly to prevent slimy basil plants.
5. Cilantro – Take the stems and put them in a glass of water. Once they are long enough, move them to pots having soil. Make sure they are kept in a room having sufficient lighting. New cilantro plants will grow within few months.
6. Celery – Take celery bottom and cut their base and put in a low bowl. Place the bowl in sunlight. It will take some time for new leaves to grow. Transplant into soil after 3 days.
7. Garlic – Put the garlic clove in pot with little water when you see new sprouts growing out of it. Then you can transplant them into soil. You will find that fresh garlic sprouts feature milder flavor. They are perfect for pasta, salads and various dishes.
8. Scallions – You can re-grow new scallions out of the roots. Take 1-inch long scallion roots and place them in water. Leave them in a properly lit place.
Source: Healthy Lifestyle Zone