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Follow These Simple Tips, and Grow Your Own Plants at Home or in the Office

Save your seeds after eating fruit or vegetables, and create your own little garden. (Image: triviaqueen via Compfight cc)
Save your seeds after eating fruit or vegetables, and create your own little garden. (Image: triviaqueen via Compfight cc)

All too often after we eat fruits or vegetables, we just throw away the seeds.

Well, next time save the seeds and start creating a little garden of your own.

Doing so will not only eventually provide you with some healthy homegrown fruits or vegetables, but it will create a zen feeling in your home or office. Below are some tips on how to start cultivating certain seeds.

Apple seeds

Pick out the seeds, rinse them, and put them in a small box on a paper towel.

Cover them with another paper towel and spray with water.

After 3 days, a white root will have grown. Now, bury the seeds in dirt.

Soon, a small plant will appear.

apple seedlings

Sprouted apple seedlings. (Image: weixin)

You can apply the same method to cultivate plants in pots using the seeds of a longan fruit (similar to a lychee), lemon, red pitaya (dragon fruit), pomelo (looks like a huge grapefruit), etc.

Longan fruit seedings

Longan fruit seedlings. (Image: weixin)

lemon seedlings

Lemon seedlings (image: weixin)

2. Sweet Potato

Insert three toothpicks into the middle of a sweet potato, and then place it into a glass of water. This way, the water should cover up to about half of the sweet potato. After the leaves grow, you can trim them for decoration, or even harvest them for cooking because they grow fast.

Yam in water (image: weixin)

Sweet potato in water. (Image: weixin)

Yam seedlings (image: weixin)

Sweet potato shoots. (Image: weixin)

Yam leaves (image: weixin)

Sweet potato leaves. (Image: weixin)

 

So don’t throw out your seedlings; create your own little garden, and reap the health benefits.

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