Friday, August 9, 2013

Garden tip - how to save money

 -- Quote of the Day -- 

“We can use obstacles as a chance to shut down or a chance to open up. Often times when we have our hearts broken we tend to close our hearts, we become more distant and slower to expose our vulnerability – so I think that we all have a choice as to how we are going to react, you know we can go into the positive or we can go into the negative. That creates the distinction of living a quality life. …I believe the reason why we are here is to find the truth of our lives and the distinction of our purpose, to live this every moment of our lives. …The truth is that when we are not reaching for something bigger and we end up deciding to stay in something that is mediocre at best then we are actually sacrificing our life, sacrificing our hopes and happiness. …But that is not why we are here - it is not to repeat the patterns of yesterday, it is to create something new, to step into the fullness of who we are, and this requires us to step into the unknown.”

~ Seth Chernoff

Today’s quote originates from the Conscious Discussions Talk Radio episode that aired back on … titled: Benefits of Adversity

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--  Garden tip - how to save money  --

Did you know that you can place the root end of green onions (use the white bulb and roots) in moist soil and expect those roots to put out new green onion shoots? If you just harvest the green leaves it will continue to produce food for your table for some time. You can do a similar thing with celery, place the base in a bowl of water for about a week and then plant in moist soil. It will produce young celery stalks and leaves for you to harvest from. Use the same process for the heart and root of romaine type lettuces. 

Interestingly ginger can make a nice houseplant while providing you with an edible root. Plant old ginger root, before it goes bad, in soil with the little nobs facing up – keep moist and mist the shoots regularly. It takes at least 4 months before you can harvest pieces of the root as you need it, so simply gently take up the plant slice of a piece of the root, and replant immediately.

You can create tropical houseplants from orange seed and lemon seed, pineapple tops, avocado seeds and more. For the seeds, simply plant in soil and water. For avocado place in water and it will split, form a root and then plant. For pineapple – cut off the top with about an inch of the fruit section along with it. Remove the fruit from inside and allow to set out for a day, then simply press the top into a pot of moist soil and then water. 

Plant sprouted potatoes and garlic cloves in soil and watch them produce new food for you!

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