BΛRE ROOTS

My name is Jaya and welcome to BARE ROOTS: a collection of photographs and ramblings about my garden. I don't know much about gardening but my dad and I have always wanted to grow (most of) our own food. We are in the process of turning our backyard into our own little fruit and veg haven. Let's hope this works!

All photos on this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

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dug up one half of my main garden bed to get rid of all the mint

learn from my mistakes! do not plant mint in a garden bed or any patch of land where you wanna plant other things! mint is an invasive pest and it will take over! plant mint in a large pot - you’ll be saving yourself from a half day of back breaking digging!

If you’re into juicing and you normally throw all your juice pulp and/or kitchen scraps in the bin, well here’s a reason why you should stop wasting your scraps and put them into your garden! Not only is it good for the soil/other plants, but sometimes you’ll get surprise plants!

Look at this surprise bby beetroot is found in my garden, whilst pulling out some weeds!

My mum and I eat tonnes of raw beetroot (it’s very good for your skin!!!) and all the peels/beetroot tops we cut off go straight into our vege patches! One of those tops must have survived and grown!

I’m gonna start planting them with more care from now on and grow my own beets!

CELERY UPDATE: LOOK AT HOW MUCH IT HAS GROWN IN 2 DAYS!!!

CELERY UPDATE: LOOK AT HOW MUCH IT HAS GROWN IN 2 DAYS!!!

soadsdiary:

mangoestho:

bare-roots:

malabar spinach and mint harvest for today!

jaya’s gardening blog makes me so happy.

This harvest is insane. I just came upstaris with a few sprigs of mint for tea for my family. Nothing this collasal.

thank you thank you! :* i made the mistake of planting mint in a giant garden bed with herb soil in it and the mint spread EVERYWHERE. MINT IS HIGHLY INVASIVE & TRULY A PEST!!!! i’m removing it all this weekend though and planting it in pots!

soadsdiary:

mangoestho:

bare-roots:

malabar spinach and mint harvest for today!

jaya’s gardening blog makes me so happy.

This harvest is insane. I just came upstaris with a few sprigs of mint for tea for my family. Nothing this collasal.

thank you thank you! :* i made the mistake of planting mint in a giant garden bed with herb soil in it and the mint spread EVERYWHERE. MINT IS HIGHLY INVASIVE & TRULY A PEST!!!! i’m removing it all this weekend though and planting it in pots!

regrowing celery 😊

regrowing celery 😊

amroyounes:

8 vegetables that you can regrow again and again.

Scallions

You can regrow scallions by leaving an inch attached to the roots and place them in a small glass with a little water in a well-lit room.

Garlic

When garlic begins to sprout, you can put them in a glass with a little water and grow garlic sprouts. The sprouts have a mild flavor than garlic and can be added to salads, pasta and other dishes.

Bok Choy

Bok choy can be regrown by placing the root end in water in a well-lit area. In 1-2 weeks , you can transplant it to a pot with soil and grow a full new head.

Carrots

Put carrot tops in a dish with a little water. Set the dish in a well-lit room or a window sill.  You’ll have carrot tops to use in salads. 

Basil

Put clippings from basil with 3 to 4-inch stems in a glass of water and place it in direct sunlight. When the roots are about 2 inches long, plant them in pots to and in time it will grow a full basil plant.

Celery

Cut off the base of the celery and place it in a saucer or shallow bowl of warm water in the sun. Leaves will begin to thicken and grow in the middle of the base, then transfer the celery to soil. 

Romaine Lettuce

Put romaine lettuce stumps in a 1/2 inch of water. Re-water to keep water level at 1/2 inch. After a few days, roots and new leaves will appear and you can transplant it into soil.

Cilantro

The stems of cilantro will grown when placed in a glass of water. Once the roots are long enough, plant them in a pot in a well-lit room. You will have a full plant in a few months.

fresh lettuce, growing strong.

fresh lettuce, growing strong.

bby tomatoes in my garden 🌱

bby tomatoes in my garden 🌱

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the same butterfly from yesterday. it got killed by ants. i found it whilst cutting some coriander :(

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a butterfly hiding in my mint (i found it yesterday). 

a butterfly hiding in my mint (i found it yesterday).