6 Easy Ways To Grow Fruits, Vegetables, And Nuts
Planting seeds and watching them grow is one of the most satisfying pastimes out there! And discovering new plants you can grow at home only adds to the pleasure of home gardening. These 6 easy ways to grow fruits, vegetables, and nuts will teach you simple techniques for finding, sprouting, and plantings seeds from common items you can find at the grocery store. Before you know it, you'll have to look for more space on your windowsill, because of all of the thriving plants that have made it their home. From pumpkins to dragonfruit, walnuts to pomegranate, we'll show you fast & easy techniques to get that home-grown garden going strong!
1. Home-Grown Pumpkins
1.1 Growing a pumpkin at home couldn't be easier! Cut the pumpkin in half and use a spoon to loosen the seeds inside. Cover the seeds with some potting soil and regularly spray them with water. After just 4 days, the first sprouts will start to pop up, and then you can replant them either in a larger pot or in your garden.
2. Plant A Walnut
To start growing a walnut tree, break open a walnut and spray it generously with water. Wrap the moist walnut in a paper towel and spray everything with water at regular intervals. In about 3 weeks, the walnut will start to germinate and you can transfer it to a flower pot.
3. Dragon Fruit Sprouts
To sprout a dragon fruit, carefully remove several seeds from the pulp of a fresh dragon fruit using tweezers. Line the bottom of a plastic food storage container with a paper towel and evenly distribute the seeds on top of it. Spray the seeds with water, seal the plastic container with plastic wrap, and use a toothpick to poke a few holes in the top. After about 4 days, the seed will start to sprout and can be planted in potting soil.
4. Home-Grown Pomegranate
To grow pomegranate trees, remove the seeds from a pomegranate and place them in a sealable plastic bag. Roll over the sealed bag with a rolling pin to flatten the seeds. Cut off one corner of the bag and carefully pour out the fruit juice, then the remaining seeds can then be planted directly into a flower pot filled with potting soil. Keep the pomegranate seeds in a warm, bright place and water them regularly. Shortly after you plant them, the first seedlings will start to pop up out of the soil.
5. Home-Grown Date
Remove the pit from a date and place it in a bowl of water. The pit will start to germinate after just 1 week and can be transferred to a flower pot filled with potting soil.
6. Chili Pepper Plant
To grow a chili pepper plant, line a plastic food storage container with a paper towel, remove the seeds from a fresh chili pepper, and place the seeds on top of the paper towel. Spray the seeds with water, cover the container with plastic wrap, and poke a few holes in the top using a toothpick. After about 2 days, the first sprouts will start to grow and can be planted in a flower pot filled with potting soil.
These 6 tips will put you well on your way towards having a windowsill full of home-grown plants! There's nothing more rewarding than watching those tiny seeds grow into beautiful plants – and watching your thumb turn ever greener!