Pesticide exposure has increased over the past few years. Moreover, more and more studies have shown that health issues associated with pesticide exposure are on the rise.
There is no doubt that vegetables are crucial to your health. But, a number of conventionally grown crops are loaded with pesticides and many other toxic chemicals.
In fact, the only way to ensure that you are consuming 100% natural vegetables is by growing them yourself. By growing your own veggies, you will actually know what products and repellents you have used to cultivate them. Although it may sound like a lot of work, you should only purchase these vegetables once and regrow forever.
Here Is How to Grow These 10 Vegetables:
You can regrow cilantro from cilantro stems. Plant the roots in a pot containing soil when they become long enough. Keep it in a room with ample lighting. After several months, the plants will be completely grown.
You can grow basil by using cuttings. Fill a glass with water and then put the basil clippings, which have 4 inches long stems. Keep it in direct sunlight. You need to plant the roots in pots, when they become about two inches long. It is recommended to change the water on a regular basis to prevent them from getting slimy.
You need to use garlic cloves to regrow sprouts. In addition, they have a milder flavor compared to that of garlic. Place them in a glass containing some water when they start sprouting. Keep it outside. When they are several inches long, replant them in a pot containing soil. Several days later, leaves will start sprouting. When they turn brown and fall, you can pick the garlic. You may want to add it to salads, pasta, and many other dishes.
You should use the roots to regrow scallions. Simply put the roots in a glass of water. But, make sure that 1 inch of the scallions is attached to the roots. Keep in a room with sufficient lighting. You can pick scallions when they are about 5 inches long.
Asparagus is an early spring veggie. Moreover, it could keep producing for about 25 years. Like many annual veggies, asparagus is not a quick producer.
You can plant this veggie by using crowns that are 2 years old, or seeds. Additionally, the seeds typically take several years to mature, whereas the crowns (bought from a store) could produce much faster results. You should use well-drained soil for both crowns or seeds. Keep in mind that waterlogged asparagus can rot!
– Globe Artichoke
Globe artichoke belongs to the thistle family. Furthermore, this veggie has edible flower buds. Make sure you don’t harvest these flower buds until they start revealing fuzzy purple flowers. This veggie requires a sunny area and well-drained soil. Add two inches of compost to the soil before planting. Plus, use a fertilizer high in nitrogen to fertilize it each month.
These perennial artichokes are harvested in fall and spring. You should pick the flower buds when the buds have not opened, but the stalks have completely extended.
– Bok Choy
It is a kind of Chinese cabbage that does not look like regular cabbage. You can regrow bok choy by placing its root ends in a jar containing some water. Keep the jar in a room with sufficient lighting. Make sure you leave it for about 7-14 days. 14 days later, transfer them to a pot containing soil.
– Romaine Lettuce
You should use the bottom of a lettuce head in order to regrow this veggie. Start by putting stumps of the vegetable in half an inch of water. Several days later, plant it into your backyard or a soiled pot.
You should use leftover bottoms of this veggie to regrow it. Simply cut the base off and then put it in a saucer or shallow bowl. Make sure you keep it in direct sunlight. Three days later, you need to plant it in the soil.
You should use carrot tops to regrow this vegetable. First of all, put the carrot tops in a dish containing a small amount of water. Next, place it on a window sill or in a room with sufficient lighting. Even though carrot greens may taste bitter, you can mix them with some vinegar and garlic.
Watch the video below to learn how to 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;