Sunday, July 15, 2018

Know How To ReGrow

You can regrow anywhere, even in your kitchen!

I'm a big fan of Regrowing! It's pretty simple and one you can easily do right in your very own kitchen or back yard. Whether you call it a garbage garden or scrap garden , it is regrowing! Grow in the garden, in pots or glasses outside or inside!

Some things grow in water until they grow new greens and some are harvested for their seed and re-grown again.

Check out this list to see what you can regrow in your kitchen or garden:

  • Avocado – Not every pit will produce roots, so your best bet is to try two or three pits at once. A few weeks after this growth occurs, you should see leaves. Be patient. In approximately three months, when your tree is around 7 to 8 inches tall, plant it in a 10-inch pot with adequate drainage.
  • Basil – Select several 4-inch stems from a bunch of basil. Then strip all leaves from about 75 percent of each stem with a sharp knife. Put the stems in a jar of water.  When the roots grow to about 2 inches in length, plant the individual stems in a 4-inch pot
  • Bok Choy – Cut off the base of a bok choy plant and place it in a bowl bottom-down. Add a small amount of water in the bowl. Once you see regrowth, transfer the plant to a container or garden.
  • Cabbage – Place leftover base and leaves in a bowl and add a small amount of water in the bottom. When roots and new leaves begin to appear, transplant the cabbage into a garden.
  • Carrot Greens – Add these tasty green to any salad. Place a carrot top or tops in a bowl, cut side down. Fill the bowl with about an inch of water so the top is halfway covered.
  • Celery – Rinse off the base of a bunch of celery and place it in a small wide mouth bowl. Fill the container with warm water, cut stalks facing upright. Use a spray bottle to gently mist the plant every other day. After 5 – 7 days it will sprout roots. Re-lant in the garden or continue making cuttings.
  • Cilantro -Just like basil, cilantro can regrow roots, and grow new plants once replanted. Simply place cilantro stems in a bowl of water, put the bowl in a sunny area, and change the water every other day.
  • Garlic Sprouts – you can grow garlic sprouts—also known as garlic greens—from a clove or bulb. Place a budding clove (or even a whole bulb) in a small cup, bowl, or jar. Add water until it covers the bottom of the container and touches the bottom of the cloves. You don’t want to submerge the bulb, just the bottom.
  • Ginger - With a little care you can have fresh ginger and ginger greens all winter long.
  • Green Onion – works just like garlic sprouts. You will not be growing a new bulb but greens to add to salad and for cooking.
  • Lemongrass –  cut off the tops of a bunch of lemongrass and place the stalks in water. Change the water every few days. In approximately two or three weeks, you should see new roots.
  • Mushroom – Start by removing the mushroom’s cap; you only need the stalk. Plant the stalks in soil and cover everything except for the very top of the stalks. Harvest your mushrooms when fully grown.
  • Onion – Keep the bottom of any onion (the part with roots) and place in a shallow bowl with water. You can also have success planting these directly into the garden.
  • Pineapple – Choose a pineapple with green, fresh leaves. Remove the top of the 
  •  ineapple, ideally by twisting it off (doing so will preserve the parts needed for regrowth). Peel back any leaves around the base so the bottom layers are exposed. Finally, cut off just the tip of the base, being sure to remove any excess fruit.
  • Potato – Cut the potato into two pieces, making sure each half has at least one to two eyes. Let the pieces sit at room temperature overnight or for a few days until they’re dry to the touch. Once the potato halves are dry, plant them about one foot apart in 8 inches of soil.
  • Romaine Lettuce – When you chop up hearts of romaine, set aside a few inches from the bottom of the heart. Place in a bowl with about a ½ inch of water. Keep the bowl in a sunny area and change the water every day. It will regrow roots and can be planted in a shallow container.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Happy World Environment Day!

World Environment Day occurs on the 5th of June every year, and is the United Nation's principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Eco Friendly Wedding Ideas That Will Make Everyone Green!

It's that time of year for weddings and what better way to share the love than loving the planet.  

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Make your wedding eco friendly and fun with some of these unique green wedding ideas!

Many of them are reuseable ideas and many natural.  All are Clever and quite doable on any budget.  From dress ideas to decorations and favors.  If you're planning a wedding, Don't miss one green thing.

Monday, April 23, 2018

How To Color Your World Decoupage And Paint Furniture

DECOUPAGE and PAINT is a great way to upcycle furniture and other objects for your home 

Tell a story while you UPCYCLE and make something even more special

Decoupage: the basic technique
  1. Prepare surface. Once you have selected your item to decorate, make sure the surface of it is clean and dust free as the varnish magnifies any imperfections.
  2. Paint it.  
  3. Let it dry completely
  4. Cut out pictures. Select your pictures and cut them out. ... 
  5. Arrange the pictures. ... 
  6. Glue the pictures in place. ... 
  7. Varnish the pictures with DECOUPAGE (we suggest Modge Podge-it's simple!)
  8. Detailed instructions on How to Decoupage
  9. Video on how to decoupage with MODGE PODGE

Monday, April 16, 2018

Treasured Memories Make A Gift of Past, Present, Future

Make A Memory Box or Memory Card: A Great Recycle Craft That Turns Yesterdays Memories Into a Fabulous Gift That Lives on Forever

Make a Memory Box for a gift or memorial-preserve memories!
Make a Memorial Box Preserve Memories Forver
The Memory Box
If your wondering what special thing you can do for someone you love this Christmas that can be meaningful and fun to make, try a memory box or card.
Whether it be a sister, parent or best friend, a memory gift will be a keeper.
Make a Memory Box for a gift or memorial-preserve memories!
Find special momentos for your memorial box
Memory Box Directions:
.      Use a store bought or recycled box in any shape.  Here we bought a heart shaped box since this was an anniversary gift for Mom and Dad.
.      Cover it in paint or cloth or both.  *This one has a painted bottom and cloth covered top.  
.      We added 3 knobs to the bottom for feet
.      Adorn it with momentos and ornamentation. *This one has antique ribbons and trim.  Old buttons from Mom's favorite dress, her old hanky found in a purse, Dad's dog tags and firemans badge, a key from their first house and other tokens found in their drawers along with photos we photocopied.  

Ideas and Other Options 

.      Why not add old greeting cards, ornaments from service uniforms, wedding invitations, and jewelry parts
.      For a child's box you can use certificates, name beads, small toys or prize ribbons, a coin for the year they were born
.      For a friend use momentos from trips together, tickets from nights out and fill with photos of good times. 

You can leave the box empty for the recipient to fill, put in a gift certificate for them to make a new memory or  fill it with old photos. 

Make a Memory Card for a gift or memorial-preserve memories!
Add loving touches and special moments to the memory card
The Memory Card
If a memory box is overwhelming make a simple memory card ! Or make both and give them together.
The Memory Card and Frame Directions: 
.      As the base get some nice paper at the craft or art store.  Here we used a parchment for an old world feel.
.      As an alternate make your own paper from recycled papers.  Use one of the paper making recipes found on
.      Adorn it much the same as the box.  using buttons, beads, ribbons, doilies, photos, cards, recipes, whatever conveys your message.  This one was for a fiftieth wedding anniversary.  We used photocopies of old valentines, old photos, yarn and more.
.      Ideas and Other Options
      Use ideas listed under memory box for a tailor made card
      You can frame it for an added touch
      Insert a ticket to a special event 
      Give it with a memory box

Make a Memory Frame for a gift or memorial-preserve memories!
Frame a special memory card.
Make memories that will hold someone in your heart forever.
For more ideas for memorial celebrations , gifts, moments and sayings check out our memorial pinterest page