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#EveryDayEarthDay: How To Recycle Your Veggies

#EveryDayEarthDay: How To Recycle Your Veggies

Every year, we roll around to April and realize that it’s getting close to Earth Day. Switching off lights, planting trees and recycling? Here at Éminence, we have earth-friendly actions that we strive to do everyday – not just one day a year.

"We can never have enough of nature." - Henry David Thoreau #EveryDayEarthDay via @eminenceorganic <---CLICK TO TWEET

We feel that everyone can green their lives any time, so we’re launching #EveryDayEarthDay from now until the big day on April 22 and sharing “everyday” ways that we can all help to protect the environment. 

We’ve got ideas to start recycling at home and work, tips from eco-celebs, as well as information on what we’re doing as an environmentally-friendly company. 

First up this week, we’re sharing a DIY idea for greening your home with vegetables. You recycle your bottles, paper and cans - why not your food? No, we’re not suggesting that you subsist on an endless cycle of leftovers, but rather the process of regrowing your veggies at home. It’s actually possible to grow your own food from kitchen scraps -  here’s our step-by-step guide to breathing new life into old bits of vegetables.

Garlic Sprouts
1. Take a budding clove or whole bulb and put it in a glass bowl or jar, filling with just enough to touch the bottom of the cloves.
2. Keep it in on a sunny windowsill and change the water every few days,  even when roots start growing.
3. Start snipping off garlic sprouts for cooking when the shoots reach 3 inches tall.

 

 

Potatoes
1. Cut up an old potato with plenty of "eyes" into two-inch pieces.
2. Leave the pieces out for a day or two until the pieces dry (this prevents rotting when planted).
3. Plant the pieces in soil with the eyes facing upward.

Green Onions
1. Take the root ends of green onions and drop them in a glass jar.
2. Change the water every few days.
3. Within a week, you will have a new set of green onions.  

Lemongrass
1. Take lemongrass stalks and put them in a jar filled with an inch of water.
2. Keep it in sunlight and change the water every day.Within 3-4 weeks, 2 inches of roots will have grown.
3. Transfer 1 stalk to soil in a pot (or 3 stalks if planting in the ground) and keep it watered well.
4. Lemongrass should be ready to harvest in 2-4 months.

As a key ingredient in our Bright Skin Licorice Root Booster-Serum, lemongrass cleanses and tones your complexion.

Ginger
1. Take a spare piece of ginger root and plant it in potting soil with the buds facing up.
2. Within 1 week, new shoots and new roots will grow.
3. Pull up the whole plant to use. 

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