Going green has never been so easy. We deal with the re-use, reduce and recycle advertisements, billboards and catchy tune that just do not leave our heads. However, imagine my surprise when I found out that I can drastically reduce my carbon footprint of waste by just re-growing some herbs and vegetables that I have previously used.
By doing this I also significantly reduce my produce expenses and we all know how expensive those items on the grocery list can be – especially if you have a nice, big family like me. So whether you have a passion for the environment or just want to significantly start saving some money somewhere, here is a list of ten herbs and vegetables that you can regrow in your own backyard:
This wonder plant is extremely low-maintenance and can be done indoors. It has been linked to relieving digestive problems such as nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and pain; on top of that it has this amazing ability to spice up and enrich your favorite dish with an exotic flavor.
In order to regrow this miracle worker, all you have to do is: soak the ginger overnight in warm water, fill a pot with rich, well-draining soil; stick the ginger root with the eye bud pointing up from the soil, and place it in a spot that is warm, but doesn’t get too much direct sunlight. Remember to keep the soil moist (not soaked!)
Word of advice: ginger is a slow grower, only expect to see results in a few weeks’ time and have it full grown in a few months. However, don’t get discouraged – after those few weeks you can take shavings off it and start using it in your food, teas and or remedies.