Posts Tagged ‘plant’

dig my radishes?

our very own first radish

way back in the summer, we planted seeds. radishes seeds. the plants grew real nice, and big green leaves showed up. Only now, at the end of November, we were able to spot a few red radishes. Well, the radishes are cute, healthy and colorful, but it’s the leaves that we hated to throw away, being so good looking 😉

leafy greens

nothing like experimenting. we cut the leaves into thin slices.

thinly sliced radishes' leaves

and… the regular ceremony for getting a tasty result:  saute onions, garlic, salt n’ pepper in 2 Tbs.of olive oil. throw in the radishes leaves. saute a little more, and, aha- yap- ahmmm- yummy tastes good. we’re lovin’ it.

radishes' leaves stir fry

I bet some added slivered almonds or other nuts would even make it better.

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well, it’s an upside-down plant made of a plastic bottle and a cloth-hanger. and a plant.

cute plant growing down

cute plant growing down

But wait- it’s not just pretty, it could also be beneficial, when you try it with a tomato planter. Google it up and you’ll find that it sells for $$$, but you can skip the buying. There are different ways of doing it, but here’s my way:

tomato plant, swinging in the air

tomato plant, swinging in the air

  • The only thing we bought is an organic tomato. Before cutting it into our great salad, we kept some of the tomato seeds, and planted them, first, in small yogurt containers with our own soil from the back yard. We took care to water the little tomato plants, and when the stems showed up, at around 2-3 inches long, we then transferred them into clean plastic bottles.
  • To prepare your plastic bottle, cut off the bottom of the bottle (the wide part) with a utility knife, and puncture two holes so you can attach your hanger.
  • Insert, carefully, the tomato planter, with stems/leafs upside-down through the narrow opening of the bottle, fill the rest with soil.
  • Attach hanger and… hang in a sunny location. Be sure to water and take care of it.
  • Adore it !

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