How about enjoying the finest vegetables and fruits, with sweet and juicy flavors and vibrant textures, and all grown by yourself! It may seem intimidating at first, but gardening is a very rewarding hobby. We offer you some tips to have a green thumb in no time.
Pot culture, here’s how to grow garlic
Garlic is mainly used in cooking, but also as a natural, super potent antibiotic. All you will need to plant the garlic is some potting soil, a head of garlic, and a pot. Press in the pod, then cover it with soil. Place the pot in the sun and water gently. The plant needs very little water, so care should be taken to keep the soil slightly moist, without too much watering. Fall is the recommended season for planting garlic. When small flowers appear cut them immediately to preserve the taste of the garlic. Once you see 5 or 6 leaves that start to turn yellow and die off, the garlic is ready to be harvested. It only remains to dry it in a dry place for a week. Namely, garlic needs 8-10 months to grow.
Grow onion in pots of your choice
Growing onions in containers allows them to grow indoors or in a small space in your garden, the shape of the pots is up to you, you can choose a glass jar or an egg tray. It is important to choose a good organic soil to fill your pots, choose the darkest as it is the most fertile.Your pots should be at least 8 inches deep and 12 inches wide. When you plant the seeds, be sure to leave 6 inches of space between each plant, so the onions will have room to grow. The first two months you need to water them twice a day and leave them in a sunny place. Harvesting takes place after 4 months.
Aromatic plants in plastic bottles
Easy to grow, fresh aromatic herbs are a luxury available to everyone. Flavor your dishes with thyme and sage or use mint or marjoram for your herbal teas. Having such aromatic herbs in your kitchen makes it easier, and more inspiring too! The advantage of herbs is that they adapt to any location: they can be grown in plastic bottles, on the balcony, or in the wild. Indoors bay laurel, basil, sage, thyme, parsley, dill, chives, tarragon, mint, oregano, coriander, savory, chervil and rosemary, are the plants you need ! To make these hanging jars, you will need pint-sized plastic milk bottles, a wooden stick long enough to fit your window, scissors, a marker, a cutter and a ruler. Using the scissors, remove the top and handle of the plastic bottle. Using the cutter and ruler, cut slits on your bottle. Then use the marker to decorate and label each bottle. Finally, slide the bottles through the wooden hanger and onto the windowsill with the attachment of your choice. Place your various herbs inside and watch your bottled herb garden blossom! Slide the bottles through the wooden hanger and onto the windowsill with the fixture of your choice. Place your various herbs inside and watch your bottled herb garden blossom! Slide the bottles through the wooden hanger and onto the windowsill with the fixture of your choice. Place your various herbs inside and watch your bottled herb garden blossom!
Plants in coconut shells
In addition to being aesthetic and original, the coconut shell is a biodegradable element that lasts over time. Here is what you need to make your coconut planter: coconuts, a drill, pebbles or stones for drainage, potting soil and the plants of your choice. The good news is that you can grow a variety of plants there; such as soybeans, flowers, cacti, but also the famous Chinese bonsai.
Grow your lettuce in plastic bottles
Lettuce is a cool season plant. What’s interesting is that this is an excellent vegetable that requires little maintenance and is very productive. Most varieties ripen within 45 to 55 days. If you have a space that is well exposed to the sun, you can easily try growing lettuce in plastic bottles. It is an inexpensive way to grow plants and you can find all the materials you need in your home including plastic bottles and potting soil. One of the biggest advantages of the salad is that it requires little maintenance, if not none, it is limited to watering only if you notice a slight wilting of their leaves, removing slugs or snails that are hiding under their feet. and remove any unwanted weeds.
Grow roses yes, but in potatoes