8 Vegetables You Can Buy Once, Then Re-grow Forever! #7 Is A Complete Awesome!

This is really awesome and this will help to save your money. Not only that you can eat fresh vegetables every day.
 
Don’t you just hate having to buy vegetables in bulk, watch them turn bad and have to buy them all over again?! Nothing is worse than watching your fresh greens go brown when you can’t use them right away.
 
With these simple tricks, you can easily save time and money by creating your own personal vegetable garden in the comfort of your own home. Whether you have a huge farm or a tiny studio apartment, you can easily grow these vegetables with very little effort and a bag of soil.
 
Even if it is easier to go to the grocery store, there is something very special about cooking with your own veggies and it’s great to have them on hand when you need them. Check out these 8 vegetables that you probably didn’t know you could re-grow and then try it out for yourself. 
 
You NEVER need to buy these greens again!
 
01 – Romaine Lettuce
Before you throw away the rest of that head of lettuce, try this handy trick! Add the lettuce stumps to 1/2 inch of water and then transfer the plant into soil once new leaves begin to appear. Sometimes leaves even grow twice their size the second time around. Cabbages work the same way!
 
02 – Celery
Don't you hate having to buy a giant bag of celery when you only need a couple of pieces? Use your leftovers to grow your own by cutting off the base and place in it in a shallow bowl of water in the sun. Once leaves start to appear after about 3 days, transfer the plant to soil.
 
03 – Basil
There's something fantastic about cooking with basil you've grown yourself! Use old basil clippings to grow a fresh plant by placing stems of 3-4 inches in a glass of water in direct sunlight. When roots grow to about 2 inches, transfer them to a pot of soil and watch them grow. Be sure to change the water constantly, though, to avoid slime!
 
04 – Scallions
Use discarded scallion roots to grow a new plant by placing them in a glass of water. Make sure plants are in a well-lit room or get sunlight for optimal results!
 
05 – Cilantro
Buying a whole bag of cilantro can be such a waste when you only need a couple of pieces. Place old stems in a glass of water and watch their roots grow. Transfer to a pot with soil once roots are long enough and place them in a lighted room. A few months later, you should have a full plant!
 
06 – Bok Choy
Place Bok Choy stumps in a couple of inches of water for about 1-2 weeks. Once you see them begin to sprout, transplant them into a pot with soil and watch them grow a new head!
 
07 – Carrots
Did you know you can re-grow carrot greens from chopped off carrot tops?! Place them in a dish with about 1/2 inch of water in a well-lit room or indirect sunlight. Although carrot greens are bitter, they are delicious chopped up with garlic and sweetened with vinegar for salads.
 
08 – Garlic
Never buy garlic again! Once garlic sprouts appear, place them in a glass with a bit of water and watch them transform before your eyes.
 

24 Aug 2014

10 Best Plants to Grow Indoors for Air Purification

10 Best Plants to Grow Indoors for Air Purification

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Most are naturally drawn to the outdoors for a period of quiet contemplation and/or a restful area to relax in. But often snowy weather, lack of time, or location can inhibit one’s time in the wilderness.

Thankfully, it is easier than ever to introduce flora into one’s home. Plants grown indoors have a variety of benefits. Not only are they the ultimate in functional decorating, but some well-placed greenery can brighten a space, purify the air, and also create a more relaxing, restful ambiance. Studies have also proven that bringing lush greenery indoors can help reduce stress levels, relieve tension, and even help one heal faster.

Reap the benefits nature can offer by adopting one (or more!) of the following plants into your home.

1. Aloe Plant

Not only is the aloe plant readily available to soothe sunburns, stings, or cuts, it can also detoxify the body and is great for purifying the air. Aloe can help clear the air of pollutants found in chemical cleaning products. An intriguing aspect, when the amount of harmful chemicals in the air become excessive, the plant’s leaves will display brown spots.

2. English Ivy

According to NASA, English Ivy is the number one houseplant to grow indoors due to its incredible air filtering abilities. It is the most effective plant when it comes to absorbing formaldehyde, and is even easy to grow. An adaptable plant, it can be hung and perched on the floor and prefers moderate temperatures and medium sunlight.

3. Rubber Tree

If your green thumb is less developed, the rubber tree may be for you. It easily grows in dim lighting and cooler climates. Plus, the low-maintenance plant is a powerful toxin eliminator and air purifier.

4. Snake Plant

A wonderful corner plant, the snake plant can thrive without much light or water. It’s also efficient at absorbing carbon dioxide and releases oxygen during the night (while most plants do during the day), therefore one in the bedroom may help you in experience better sleep.

5. Peace Lily

This beautiful flower is a wonderful low-maintenance plant to keep in the home. Peace lilies do well in shade and cooler temperatures, and they can reduce the levels of a number of toxins in the air.

6. Philodendron

The heart-shaped philodendron is a popular plant choice for indoor areas, as they’re easy to care for and can grow decorative vines. Similar to the English Ivy, they are particularly good at absorbing formaldehyde.

If properly cared for, they can last for many years and grow with your family. The philodendron prefers moderate water and some sunlight.

7. Bamboo Palm

An attractive and soothing plant, the bamboo palm also made NASA’s list of top-ten clean air plants with a purifying score of 8.4. The palm is also quite effective at clearing out benzene and trichloroethylene. Well watered and placed in shade or indirect sunlight, they’ll flourish and intensify the peace in your home.

8. Spider Plant

Spider plants are easy to grow and are a popular house plant for many. Not only are they decorative, but they’re also on NASA’s list of the best air-purifying plants. Effective at fighting off pollutants (including benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and xylene), they’re a beautiful addition to any home seeking cleaner air.

9. Golden Pothos

The pothos is a simple -yet beautiful – plant which also made NASA’s list. It grows best in cool temperatures and in low levels of sunlight. Able to clear formaldehyde from the air, it’s a beneficial plant to have in your living room or as a hanging plant, as the leaves will grow down in cascading vines.

10. Red-Edged Dracaena

This vibrant plant can grow to be ceiling height (15 foot dracaenas are common), making it a great plant for decorating and filling up space. It’s beneficial for removing toxins, such as xylene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde from the air. It flourishes in sunlight and will be a welcome addition in your home.

Plants offer many amazing benefits; grown indoors, they’ll easily allow you to experience better health, create lush living quarters, and be content in a healthier atmosphere.