Planting started to bloom again after the COVID-19 pandemic started in the Philippines. After being locked in our own houses for almost two years, planting has become a hobby for many people. However, up to this day, planting is still a constant hobby for other people. With that, here are some tricks and hacks for planting your own crops and plants at home.
Have you ever thought of planting an orange tree in your house but failed miserably? Worry less because here are some guides on starting up your own orange tree in your own house.
Take a seed from an orange fruit and then submerge the seed into the water for at least 30 minutes. Once the seeds are soaked in water, dipped two cotton pads in water then sprinkle some cinnamon on the pads. After that, place the seed between the two pads and place it in an airtight container. Place it somewhere dark and warm.
In about a week, you will see the seed has sprouted. Next thing, plant the seed roots down in a pot of soil, water it down, and put a glass on top of it to ensure it is safe and also provides extra humidity. Continue this process until you get an orange seedline. The plant will keep on growing until you have your own orange tree.
Planning to have your own eggplant garden near your house? Planting eggplant is actually easy and very convenient. Cut the eggplant in half and grab a couple of seeds from the eggplant. Wet a paper towel and place all of the seeds in the wet paper towel. Fold up the paper towel and place it on a zip lock bag. After that, place the zip lock bag in a warm and dark place.
In just a few days, the seeds will begin to grow. Afterward, transfer the seeds to a pot full of soil and water it down. Place a plastic bottle above the pot to make a more humid environment for the seed. Once the seeds begin to grow, you can now transfer them to a bigger pot. The next thing you knew you now have your own eggplant garden in your house.
Plant the Builder
Have you ever accidentally broken a stem while planting? There can be a lot of factors on why the stems of plants broke. It can be through powerful winds caused by typhoons, falling off the ground, and many more circumstances.
If this happens to you, do not panic. The best way to do this is to apply water to the broken part of the stem in your plant. Grab a cotton bud and dip it in cinnamon and cover the broken stem with it. Tie the whole stem together with a sturdy stick and a string until it can hold its own. The cinnamon will help the stem to prevent any bacteria from setting in and help it seal.
Aside from being good for our nature, Planting also helps people in their mental health. It is relaxing and also satisfying to see the outcome of your plants once they all have fully grown. Take these tips and try them now on your own!
Elfred is an aspiring media practitioner who is deeply in love with traveling, exploring nature, understanding one's culture, and especially exploring the world of culinary maps. He spends his spare time watching documentaries and cooking shows. He believes that writing has a multi-layered purpose for everyone.