Surely your kitchen does not lack garlic, onions, lettuce, tomatoes … All these vegetables can grow relatively easily and quickly raised by yourself at home, without having to buy seeds. In this article we show you how to do it.
Almost any salad can grow in your kitchen window. If you have a balcony you still have it easier.
Onions, garlic, coriander, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots and fresh herbs are essential in our kitchen, many of them medicinal plants that you can grow yourself, an expense that throughout the year is usually quite high. . Do you know that you can grow them yourself without paying more for them?
We show you some examples of foods that are really easy to grow back at home, from the leftovers that remain. Here are 19 vegetables and herbs that you buy once and can grow back forever.
- How to plant garlic in the garden.
- Sprout Celery without seeds.
- How to plant a natural pineapple.
- How to plant the avocado pit.
- How to get tomato seeds.
- How to regrow seedless carrots.
- Sprout Cabbage or cabbage.
- How to sow Potatoes.
- How to germinate seedless Leek.
- How to plant Pumpkins.
- How to reproduce Basil by cutting.
- Aloe Vera.
- How to plant Ginger.
- How to sprout lettuce.
- How to propagate Citronella.
- Egyptian onions.
1. How to plant garlic in the garden.
How to plant.
Toni Frito teaches us the secrets to be able to grow our own garlic. Garlic is a food with many benefits and properties. We can also consider it essential in our kitchen.
Garlic is a food with many benefits and properties. It acts as an anticoagulant, antibacterial, antibiotic and antioxidant in addition to fighting nasal congestion, among many other properties.
2. Sprout Celery without seeds.
We are going to experiment the possibility of taking a new plant from its base. It serves them whether we have started it in the garden or bought it in the supermarket.
It has diuretic action, serves to combat constipation, relieves heartburn, is a source of calcium, lowers cholesterol, replenishes electrolytes lost in physical activity, and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Many do not know that from a pineapple we can obtain a plant that will hopefully give us more pineapples. The ideal is to do it with pineapples that are less ripe, although with these we can also try it.
Pineapple is rich in carbohydrates, it gives us energy for a longer time. It contains minerals such as iron, magnesium, iodine, zinc or manganese. It has vitamins A, of group B and C, an excellent source of antioxidants. Up to 85% of pineapple is water, so it will keep you well hydrated and provide you with very few calories.
4. How to plant the avocado pit.
Planting avocado is as easy as taking its pit and almost effortless, planting it so that in no time we have a beautiful avocado tree.
This fruit promotes the growth and repair of muscle mass, which is why it is popular among athletes, thanks to its contribution of protein, potassium, zinc and more. It is rich in potassium, presenting a concentration that doubles that of the banana.
Tomato seeds are easy to get, we will save a lot of money by planting our own tomatoes. An important step is to do a germination test as I mention in the video since it will help us to determine if it is interesting to keep those seeds well, because they have high germination power or discard them, because none germinates and we would waste time trying to do the hotbed.
It has a large amount of vitamins B, C and A, in addition to having few calories and fat. Its mineral content is important, highlighting potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and calcium, among many others. It is a low sodium vegetable, it is highly recommended in hypertensive patients.
The steps are simple, we must take the top part of the carrot and put it in water for a few days to see how it evolves, taking care that it does not rot (it happens many times).
Hormonal disorders, it fights colds and has effects on the functioning of the intestine: it is antidiarrheal, but in excess, it ends up having the opposite effect.
7. Sprout Cabbage or cabbage.
A little trick for when we have harvested a cabbage, without the need to re-sow again, we have more.
High water content, 89%. Its potassium and calcium content stands out, and to a lesser extent magnesium. It has vitamins C or ascorbic acid, folic acid, and niacin. It is high in fiber.
8. How to sow Potatoes.
The process of planting potatoes will be easy for us. Each plant produces a large number of tubers and is very easy to grow. In this OneHowTo article they explain in an easy way how to plant potatoes.
It is rich in complex carbohydrates. It is rich in vitamin C. It has a high content of potassium and fiber.
9. How to germinate seedless Leek.
Here you will learn in a quick and easy way how to germinate it without seed. We can re-sprout a leek from the root.
It is a vegetable made up of 94% water, together with its low carbohydrate content, makes it a low calorie food. It is a good source of Vitamins A, C, Folates and to a lesser extent of vitamin E and B vitamins such as thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3) and pyridoxine (B6).
10. How to plant Pumpkins.
Collect the seeds (with the viscous matter that surrounds them) and plant them in a spacious area of your garden, since they are plants that need that space to grow well. In a sunny location with well-drained soil.
Pumpkin stands out because it has a low calorie intake, high water and fiber content. It has many carbohydrates and a low amount of fat. It has vitamins and minerals, among which vitamin A, E and C stand out, and an important contribution of antioxidants.
11. How to reproduce Basil by cutting.
How to plant.
Place several 3-4 cm basil leaves in a glass of water and put it in the sunlight. When the roots are a couple of centimeters, we will plant them in pots. In no time it will turn into a plant.
The oil contained in the leaves destroys bacteria and insects. The juice of the leaves relieves bronchitis, fevers, colds, sore throats and digestive problems. Thanks to its smell and mild aromatic flavor, it is used as a condiment. Against flatulence and gases, it is antispasmodic. An infusion of fresh leaves and lemon drops soothe stomach pains and intestinal spasms. The infusion of its leaves is diuretic, stimulating, digestive and relaxing; the juice of the leaves with honey from bees relieves fever. Basil tea makes mothers produce more milk. Cold tea is good for eye problems, both rinsed and drunk. Basil is the great regulator of the nervous system.
The coriander stalks will grow when you put them in a glass of water. Once the roots are long enough, plant them in a well lit pot.
Among its properties, it stands out that it is rich in oils that act on the digestive system, which stimulates the appetite and relieves irritation. It has a lot of vitamins, A and K, but it also contains B, C and E. It is high in minerals, such as potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.
13. Aloe Vera.
It is a very good natural antibiotic. We are going to plant the aloe seedlings to become a new plant.
Aloe Vera properties.
It is very useful to apply on cuts, wounds, insect bites, burns and scars, ideal for refreshing dry skin. Improves the appearance of acne prone skin. Natural home air purifier. It is best to use the internal gelatin of its leaves, make a gel for external use.
14. How to plant Ginger.
We can plant ginger in our urban garden in pots easily. Plant a piece of ginger rhizome in a pot with soil, with the newest shoots facing up. If the ginger already has a green sprout, you just have to plant it directly without having to soak it in water. We can also use it as an ingredient in our own home air freshener .
One of the advantages of growing ginger at home is that it is a plant that grows well without the need for direct sunlight, so we can grow it indoors.
Ginger is a true panacea for health. They can be eaten fresh, as a food in itself, or in the form of spices and seasonings, after being dried and reduced to powder. The beneficial effect of ginger provides with the infusion, it is very useful for the treatment and prevention of the flu, sore throat, cough and cold.
15. How to regrow Lettuce.
We can place the base in a container with shallow water and with lots of natural light. In a few days, the roots and new leaves will appear, and it can be transplanted into the ground.
It has vitamins A, from group B (B1, B2, B3, B9), C and E. It has minerals such as magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium, iron or selenium. It has flavonoids that take care of our heart, protect the liver, protect us against degenerative diseases and against pathogens.
16. How to spread Citronella.
To propagate this plant, put the roots in a glass of water, in direct sunlight. In a week, a new outbreak will start to appear. Transplant it into a pot, well lit. You can collect it when the stems reach about 30 cm. Cut what you need, and let it continue to grow.
It is a very beneficial plant for health, thanks to the active ingredients in its extract, such as geraniol and citronellol, both antiseptics with positive fungistatic and even bactericidal properties.
It is quite simple, you do not need great knowledge. Something as simple as taking advantage of the part that is usually discarded from the onion for growing.
The main component of the onion is water, with 90% of its composition. It has essential oils, Vitamins of group B, multiple minerals and trace elements such as potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, sodium and sulfur among others. Essential amino acids and fiber.
Chives can grow back, leaving the stem cut about 1 or 2 centimeters above the root to place them in a small glass of water, covering them as you can see in the image.
They are rich in vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients.
19. Egyptian onions.
It is a self-cultivation, sowing and voila, you never take care of it again, they have no pests, they have no problems with the sun or shade, lack of space, little water, cold, they resist everything and they re-sow themselves year after year. These onions have small bulbs that grow at the top of the stem, when they are ripe they fall to the ground and are planted on their own, hence their nickname of walking onions. When harvesting them if the bulbs have not fallen, we can remove them and use them as seed for planting.