How awesome would it be if every time you needed an onion for your recipe or meal, you just reach over to your window and pluck a fresh one out!
Sure, you can find them in every supermarket, but you could never have enough information about their origin. I know I would gladly grow them year around outdoors if I could, but that is not a choice for me living in Minnesota. Maybe you are fortunate to live in a climate that allows you to grow year around but then there may be the problem with space. Well, I have found a solution for all!
This Is What You Need
5 L plastic bottle
Pair of scissors
Start by cutting the neck off the plastic bottle.
Cut some holes in it, with the scissors. The holes should be big enough for the onions.
You then make sure the onion sprouts are positioned through the holes.
Put layers of soil and sprouts, adding them until the bottle is full.
You can add the neck back on (simply tape it around) or leave it like that.
Water the soil and set it on your windowsill.
In no time, onions will sprout out the bulbs, you can watch them grow, and eventually flavor your dishes with them. Enjoy!
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Source. – Organic Health
It is time that we all became a little more self reliant? I think so. When we look at the fact that the mainstream idea of food production is becoming more and more out of touch with nature, it becomes clear that we need to begin thinking about growing our own food.
While we can take the organic route at the supermarket, sometimes the costs can be high and in the end we still don’t quite know where our food is coming from. Not only that, many times even organic food you are buying has traveled many miles before it gets to your table -this means that there are less nutrients in the food. Also, this method of traveling food around simply isn’t sustainable nor a good practice that we put the environment through.
So what can we do to grow our own food? Here’s one option to get us thinking and possibly growing. This is a hoop house green house. The plans included below will produce a 11 feet wide, 15 feet long and 7.5 feet tall finished product. You can of course make this greenhouse as big or small as needed and you can build it for anywhere from $50 – $200. Not bad considering that the food you produce will be healthier, fresher, more nutrient dense and of course you will know where it’s coming from.
Instructions : Door-Garden
In 10 Easy Steps You Can Grow Your Own Avocado Tree!
Oral Cancer Defense
Research has shown that certain compounds in avocados are able to seek out pre-cancerous and cancerous oral cancer cells and destroy them without harming healthy cells.
Breast Cancer Protection
Avocado, like olive oil, is high in oleic acid, which has been shown to prevent breast cancer in numerous studies.
Avocados have more of the carotenoid lutein than any other commonly consumed fruit. Lutein protects against macular degeneration and cataracts, two disabling age-related eye diseases.
Avocados are high in beta-sitosterol, a compound that has been shown to lower cholesterol levels. In one study, 45 volunteers experienced an average drop in cholesterol of 17% after eating avocados for only one week.
One cup of avocado has 23% of the recommended daily value of folate. Studies show that people who eat diets rich in folate have a much lower incidence of heart disease than those who don’t. The vitamin E, monounsaturated fats, and glutathione in avocado are also great for your heart.
The high levels of folate in avocado are also protective against strokes. People who eat diets rich in folate have a much lower risk of stroke than those who don’t.
Better Nutrient Absorption Research has found that certain nutrients are absorbed better when eaten with avocado. In one study, when participants ate a salad containing avocados, they absorbed five times the amount of carotenoids (a group of nutrients that includes lycopene and beta carotene) than those who didn’t include avocados.
Source – Raw Food Revolution and 10 Benefits of Avocado