If you are used to compost the waste in the garden, then you have the habit of recycling things. Did you know that some of the residues can be used in the production of more plants?
These are the 7 most popular plants selected by the team of NNC, and they can be re-grown by their residues:
You can grow both: sweet and white potatoes. Take the potatoes that have sprouted and leave the potatoes at room temperature, little dehydrated. Or, if the sprouted potato is bigger, cut it to 2 to 3 parts to make sure that all parts are sprouted.
Plant the potatoes in your garden or in a shallow pot. When you notice that the roots are growing, add another layer of ground. The sweet potatoes can be sprouted very easily and you can plant them deeper in the ground.
Most of the garlic that is on the shelves in our markets comes from China, and it is usually sprayed with chemicals, so it can be well conserved and can travel the world. Because of that, if you want organic and healthy garlic in the diet, plant it by yourself. You should invest in the health, it saves money, it is safer, and its cultivation is really easy, so there are no excuses for that! The best time to plant a garlic is fall, but the garlic can still be planted at any season. It wants weed, just like the onions, so it best to provide a straw cover or nylon that will give enough moisture. The garlic can also improve the growth of the following plants: lettuce, tomatoes, strawberries, raspberries, roses and beets. Don’t plant the garlic near peas or beans. How to plant it: make a hole in the soil with your finger, about five cm deep. Plant the garlic clove with its root down. After some time, there will appear young and new slips.
Plant one onion that started to sprout, at a depth of around one cm, and place it in a sunny place. If it is necessary, water it. There should be enough water for the onion, but not too much water because the root can rot. You will see the new slips growing really fast. When it starts to form cocksfoot, the irrigation need to be reduced.
Together with its root, put the lettuce in a bowl with water. Change the water every day, and sometimes spray the leaves. The lettuce needs a sunny spot. You will see how quickly the lettuce is able to grow. In 2 days, you will have a new leaves.
Incise the celery about 2 to 3 cm above the root, and put the celery in a bowl with water. The new leaves will start to appear if you put the dish in a sunny place. Spray it with water for one to two weeks.
Cut the top of the pineapple and remove the remnants of it. Leave about 2.5 cm from the leaves around the base of the fruit. Plant the pineapple in a warm place with adequate irrigation, or you can put it in a glass of water.
When the fruit undertakes, water it regularly once a week. The pineapple needs patience, the first results will appear after a period of 2 to 3 years.
Place the cabbage together with its root in a bowl with water. Take care not to soak the leaves because they will rot. Change the water every day, and just like the lettuce, spray the leaves 1 to 2 times a week, and also keep it in a sunny place.