Buying quality fruits and vegetables is an important step in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. People rely on these nutritious food items to help incorporate important vitamins and minerals into their diets.
However, getting your hands on fresh fruits and vegetables isn’t always cheap or convenient. Organically grown veggies can cost a lot of money, and if you’re a family on a budget, sometimes it just isn’t feasible.
Luckily, it doesn’t have to be that way. You can buy organic produce just once or twice and get all the produce you need. All you have to do is save your scraps!
1. Pineapple: That’s right, you can grow your own pineapple at home! All you need to do is cut away any remaining fruit, peel back some of those outer leaves, and let the top sit in fresh water until roots begin to grow.
2. Ginger: You can easily grow your own ginger at home. After all, the most commonly used part is already a root. Have you ever noticed how, if you store ginger for too long, it will start to sprout? Well, go ahead and plant it! Just remember to grow it indoors since it is a tropical plant that needs a warm stable environment in order to thrive.
3. Basil: It doesn’t get any easier than growing your own basil! All you need to do is take a cutting from an adult plant and let it sit in water for four days until roots form. Then, transplant it and keep it watered. You’ll have pesto all year long!
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