Posts Tagged ‘growing’

How To Grow Ginger

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Ginger is a great plant to grow indoors. Ginger takes about 10 months to grow and does not tolerate frost. During the winter months it should be brought inside. Another reason why it is a good plant for indoors is its ability to grow in partial sunlight.

There are several plants that usually grow well that can be purchased at your local grocery store. Ginger (onions, horseradish, potatoes, garlic, cherry tomatoes and others) can often just be planted in the ground or a pot and covered with soil.

Plant a piece of root horizontally in a shallow pot after soaking it over night. Pieces can be cut off for cooking, brewing tea, or herbal remedies.

More on edible plants.

Healthy Eating

Friday, July 12th, 2013
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Edible Plant Guide

Gardening Resources

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Whistle While You Work Gardening
Guide To Edible Plants

The United States Department of Agriculture is offering these interactive and exploratory lessons as a creative way to connect gardens with nutrition messages in the classroom, cafeteria or lunch room, and at home. Whether your garden is large or small and your growing season is long or short, these materials can help you:

  • Change how children think and feel about fruits and vegetables.
  • Foster an awareness of where foods come from.
  • Get kids’ attention with colorful visuals, games, and activities that are age-appropriate and fun.
  • Integrate gardening and nutrition into English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Health lessons.
  • Provide nutrition messages that are consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010.

For Use with Preschoolers

For Use with Elementary School Age Children