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At 1 Million Women we love to share tips on making sure you get the most from every item you buy. Everything you purchase has carbon embedded into its growth and production.
DID YOU KNOW?
Up to 30% of food we buy is wasted, at an estimated national cost of $5 billion-plus a year according to the Canberra-based Australia Institute. Much of it goes out of date before it can be consumed, which means all of the CO2 pollution embedded in producing it has been in vain.
The following tips mean less waste, more vegetables, and of course.. more money saved! You can't go wrong.
Thanks a million to Natural Living Ideas for these brilliant tips!
Regrow Green Onions - Want to grow green onions indefinitely? If the answer is yes then follow this tutorial and always have green onions always at hand.
Regrow Onions – This clever method of growing onions in an old used water bottle on a windowsill is a great way to get free onions!
Regrow Carrots -This method to grow carrots from carrot tops is so simple you can get the kids involved. The instant results will get them excited from the word go.
Regrow Celery - This is a clever idea to regrow celery from the base.
Regrow Sweet Potato's – The versatility of the sweet potato means it's a firm favorite with any home cook, here we share a tutorial on how to grow more using nothing but a sweet potato.
Regrow Bok Choy – Along with celery and onions, bok choy can also be re-grown. This is a fantastic way of cutting your food bills. Why not try it yourself.
Regrow Avocado - This easy to follow tutorial requires toothpicks and patience. More avocado's are not guaranteed, but they have been known to grow. No matter what, you will definitely end up with a great plant to feature in your garden.
Regrow Lemons - Lemons can be used in so many food and drink recipes alike, even used in crafts and homemade detergents. Why not plant a lemon seed and grow a whole Lemon Tree….
Regrow Pineapples – An impressive tip for pineapple lovers out there! This DIY will leave you with a great pineapple plant making your garden look exotic and unique.
Herbs & Spices
Regrow Ginger – This simple idea requires only a piece of sprouting ginger to regrow more of this fantastic spice forever!
Regrow Basil – Regrowing basil couldn't be easier, this method will have you growing your own fresh basil in no time. Don't waste your money on shop bought basil that can ruin quickly.
Regrow Lemongrass – Lemongrass is great in stir-fry recipes and adding a kick to drinks. Here's how to grow your own.
Regrow A Garlic Bulb – You too can grow a whole garlic bulb from a simple clove. Follow these 5 steps and you will be well on your way to growing your own bulb.
Propagate Rosemary - Regrow rosemary cuttings from your container plant. Why not make even more rosemary plants to fill your garden. This popular herb can be used in a number of recipes so you won't be short of ideas of what to use it for.
Regrow Lemon Balm – By using the cuttings of Lemon Balm, much like the above Rosemary tutorial, you can re-grow sprouts and plant even more in your garden pots.
Regrow Mint – Mint can be used in so many ways but it's a pain having to buy a whole bunch from the store. Insteas grow your own and pick what you need!
Following a few of the above tutorials will lower your food bills and provide you with a never ending supply of herbs, fruits and vegetables that you can use in your cooking. Give them a try!