WE HAVE TO BUY ALL OUR VEGGIES FROM THE STORE OR SEEDLINGS FROM THE NURSERY TO GROW........OR WAIT A MINUTE, DO WE? HAVE YOU SEEN SOME OF THE WEBPAGES OR YOUTUBE VIDEOS ON GROWING SOME VEGGIES FROM VEGGIE SCRAPS? I'VE SEEN THEM MANY TIMES - GREAT FUN FOR KIDS - AND I FOUND SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT TODAY. A GIRL CALLED AMARA SHOWS US 6 VEGGIES WE CAN SIMPLY GROW WITH SEEDS FROM PRODUCE WE'VE BOUGHT OR GROWN. AND MAYBE IT'S A BLUFF THAT SEEDS HAVE TO BE TREATED (For Commercial Enterprise) YOU KNOW? IF THAT WERE REALLY SO, HOW ABOUT ALL THE ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEEDS ETC SOLD BY DIGGERS GARDEN CLUB, EDEN SEEDS AND OTHERS THAT ARE AVAILABLE FOR MANY YEARS NOW? AND WHAT DID PEOPLE DO BEFORE THERE WERE SEED COMPANIES? NOT TO MENTION, HAVE YOU HEARD OF A GROUP OF PEOPLE CALLED SEED SAVERS? INTERESTING, ISN'T IT? SHALL WE SEE SOME OF AMARA'S HANDIWORK?
Amara is a writer, and writing is her passion. She loves gardening and enjoys it as her hobby.
Many people love gardening and enjoy it as their hobby. Well, this hobby can be even more worthwhile when it also yields fresh organic vegetables from a home garden.
For added benefit, these vegetables are fresher, healthier, and more nutritious than the ones we buy from the store. They are very easy to grow, and you don't need to buy their seeds from the market, as you can grow them in the following ways.
Growing potatoes in your garden can be a fun game. They can easily be grown by planting sprouting potatoes, with one or two buds or eyes on them.
The best time to grow potatoes is spring season, as low temperatures are more suitable for them. Each plant can yield 8–10 potatoes. Potato plants need full sun, fertile and loose soil, and 1–2 inches of water per week to produce an abundant harvest.
How to Grow
Water the soil and soften it with the help of a knife or hand trowel. Cut the sprouting potato into two to four pieces according to the size of potato. Or you can plant them whole 6 inches deep into the soil, with the sprouts facing up. Plant them apart at a distance of 12 inches between them, as they grow in bunches under the soil—so they need some space to grow. Keep their soil moisturized by watering them once or twice a week.
Tomatoes can actually enhance the ornament of your garden, as the look winsome and pleasing to eyes. They do not need much space to grow and can easily be planted even in pots.
They are easy to grow and are very productive plants. One plant can easily yield a dozen tomatoes. They are heat-loving plants and can't tolerate low temperatures, so the best time to plant them is the end of the spring when temperatures start rising.
How to Grow
If you don't have their seeds, don't worry—you can grow them out of one whole tomato. Water the soil and soften it with the help of hand trowel or a knife. Take a tomato and cut it into slices, and make sure its seeds are still attached. Dig the soil and plant them 1–2 inches deep. Within two weeks, you should be able to see them growing into a plant. Keep their soil moisturized, and don't let it dry out. Tomato slices with their seeds still attached can grow into new plants.
Green chilies can be grown easily in pots or in the garden. They do not do well in winter, so the end of that season is the best time for their planting.
They need enough warmth, humidity, water, and sunlight to grow. So, provide plenty of light and water to this plant in order for it to grow well. One issue is that this plant is often attacked by pests, so you must take care of it.
How to Grow
Green chilies often turn red over time, and they are great for harvesting seeds. Cut a chili and take out all of its seeds. Dig the soil to soften it, sow the seeds, and water it well. Plant them 5–10 cm apart and make sure they get enough water and light. Their seeds start to germinate within one to two weeks. Make sure plants are not attacked by pests and worms.
A red chili is the best for harvesting seeds, as they can grow into new chili plants.
Capsicum can be a good addition to your home garden, as it is easy and fun to grow. They not only add a good taste to your food but also to your garden, as they come in different catchy colours.
This plant is sunny and needs sun and water to grow well. The best time to plant it is in the summer, when temperatures are neither cold nor too hot. This plant needs special attention, as it is prone to diseases and pests.
How to Grow
Dampen the soil by sprinkling water on it and soften it with the help of a hand trowel. Cut a ripened capsicum and remove all of its seeds. Plant them in the soil, keeping a distance of 12–15 inches between them. Make sure you plant them in a sunny spot, where they can get four to five hours of sunlight a day. They start to germinate well between the temperature ranges of 18–35°C. A grown plant starts to bear fruit within two months of planting, if treated well.
Pea plants are some of the easiest plants to grow, as they start to germinate very easily in any damp medium. Plus, one plant bears a large number of peas.
Peas like cold and they grow well in cool seasons. They usually get mature before the summers, when temperatures start to rise. They need plenty of water and six to eight hours of sunlight to grow well—though some green peas can still do well in four to six hours of sunlight. They can also be grown in pots.
How to Grow
Green peas like moisture. So before sowing them, dampen the soil and soften it. Sow the seeds 2 inches deep into the soil, and 3–4 inches apart. Soaking the seeds in water for a day can speed up the germination process. When sown, they can germinate within 7–30 days. They need water to grow well, so don't let the plant dry out. Keep their soil moisturized, but avoid overwatering.
Onion can be a very good addition to your garden vegetable selection, as they are very easy to grow and require very little maintenance. The good thing is that you need not buy their seeds from the market, as they can be grown by planting old sprouting onions.
The best time to grow them is in cool weather conditions, between May and July. They need proper sunlight, a fertile soil, and about 1 inch of water per week to grow well.
How to Grow
Dig a pit about 2 inches deep, place the sprouting onion bulb inside, and cover it with soil. Add water to it to moisturize the soil. Plant them, leaving a distance of 15 cm between them, so they get enough space to grow. Keep their soil fertile, loose, and moisturized—don't let it dry out completely. When planted, they can grow into full-sized bulbs in about 3 months.
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