B螞RE 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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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鈥檚 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 馃槉

regrowing celery 馃槉

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. 聽You鈥檒l have carrot tops to use in salads.聽

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.聽

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 馃尡

bby tomatoes in my garden 馃尡

(Source: bare-roots)

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

(Source: instagram.com)

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

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

malabar spinach and mint harvest for today!

malabar spinach and mint harvest for today!

baby chinese bitter melons, growing in my garden 馃槡

flowers growing strong (photos from a couple of weeks ago)