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:
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.