You will have to be surprised to know about the life of the seeds that are available in your fridge. What do you think about re-growing them? They should not lie in the trash, your garden is an ideal place that belongs to them. The simple reason, they totally can grow into strong young plants, and then they will supply you with a rich source of food for a long time. And in the post today, we want to introduce a list of 15 free seeds that you can get from your fridge or pantry.
If you know ways to take advantage of them, you will have some other benefits. For instance, you don’t have to spend a large of money on buying seeds outsides. And growing them is fun, this will allow you to enjoy the taste of homegrown fruits and vegetables. So, after reading these pieces of information here, instead of throwing the unused seeds as wastes, let’s plant them in your garden right now!
#1 Bean Sprout
You can use beans from your pantry and sprout them yourself. For sprouting, you need to soak beans in a jar with shallow water and leave overnight. Drain the water next morning and cover the beans with a thick cotton cloth or towel. Put them back in a container for 8-12 hours. Repeat the process till you notice the sprouts appearing. Place the container in the temperature of 18-24 C for speedy germination.
Growing lemon from seed. The first step involves the selection of luscious lemons. Remove the seeds and rinse them thoroughly with water to prevent any fungal disease. Plant the seeds immediately and don’t allow them to dry out, as it can reduce the chances of germination.
Growing pumpkin from seeds requires only a few steps. Plant the pumpkin seeds one inch in the ground. The seeds will germinate in 7-8 days. When the plant reaches up to 2-3 inches in length, discard the unhealthy plants without interrupting the roots of the remaining ones.
Growing sizzling hot peppers from the seeds is simple. After harvesting new crops, save some seeds for replanting again. Plant peppers in moist, fertile soil, 1/4-1/2 inches deep, in direct sunlight. Water them after planting and then regularly throughout their growing period.
Growing tomatoes is easy. Scooping out the seeds from the fresh tomatoes. Wash the seeds with water to remove the flesh around them. Plant them in 1/4 inch seed tray using a potting mix and provide every individual seed a section. Cover the tray with plastic for 5-7 days. When seeds begin to sprout, remove the plastic wrap, and expose the tomato plant to the sun for 3 hours daily. Transfer the tomato plants to pots when they reach 2 inches above the soil.
You can grow avocado from its seeds and have a constant supply of this superfood. Firstly, rinse the seeds to remove the extra flesh. Then insert toothpicks into the seeds and suspend it from the edge of a glass jar or bowl of water. Place the glass jar in a warm place with indirect sunlight. It will take about six weeks for the roots to emerge. Transplant the plant to the soil, in a pot or garden, when the leaves begin to appear.
The next time you eat peaches, do not throw the free seeds away; instead, save them for planting. Before planting the seeds, dry them very well. Plant the seeds in fall, in nutrient-rich soil, 3-4 inches deep.
Water only when the soil appears dry and the seeds will germinate by Spring. Transplant the plant to a permanent location.
Cherry is one of those free seeds that you can find in your fridge or pantry. Wash the seeds and dry them for a day, wrapping them in a cotton cloth. Sow them in pots outside in fall. As cherry seeds have a low germination rate, you have to plant multiple seeds, two inches deep, ensuring a minimum of 12 inches of space between them, if you are planting them in the garden. The seeds will germinate in spring. Once the plants attain a height of 10-12 inches, you can transplant them in the garden from pots.
Before planting, you need to dry the seeds and store them in a fridge for 6 weeks. Use a zip lock pouch with moist, peat moss, sterile potting soil. Take the seeds out from the fridge for sowing. Always plant more than one seed to increase your chances of germination.
#10 Mustard Greens
Growing leafy and nutritious mustard green is very easy. Sow mustard seeds half an inch deep into the potting mix. Water the seeds well and they’ll sprout in 7-8 days. Once the plant grows, you can harvest the leaves as per your needs