ecoTrain QOTW 5.5: My food gardening tips!

in ecoTrain2 months ago

Gardening was not something that I was always into, but in the last couple of years I have developed a lot of liking towards gardening, specially growing some of my own food. As of now I have bitter gourd, garlic, tomatoes, mint and aloe growing in my garden. Very soon the climate will change and garlic will stop and I will have to figure out what next.

But trust me it is such a fulfilling experience see your plants bloom and giving you what you have sowed. To be very honest, I have a helper and she has good knowledge of plants and that's what gives me the courage to go ahead. Else in the past I have seen my plants all dying out. Now with her guidance I am able to grow my food successfully. My mom jokingly says very soon I will become vegetable vendor....hehehe

Today let me share my Aloe plant, and some tips of how I use it.
First of all, in my region, Aloe vera plant grows very easily and without much of effort. I have 2 Aloe vera plants growing in my garden and they are doing so well. Every few weeks I need to cut out some stems, to balance it. I remove the Aloe gel and use it for different purposes.
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Let me show you how I use my Aloe plant
Every few weeks, I cut off some stems from the plants.
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Wash them up and cut off a little part from the end. The end part has yellowish sticky substance oozing out and that has a lot of bitterness, so cutting it off a little removes all that bitterness.
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After that with a knife remove the green skin and scrap off the gel from within
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All the gel is removed from the stems
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Now you can eat this directly also. Having Aloe Vera juice every morning on empty stomach is a very good detox therapy.

I have crushed it up and filled it in a glass bottle.
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I have been using this gel to apply on my hair. I do not use commercial hair conditioners, so this one serves the purpose. It acts as a very good conditioner and leaves the hair soft and smooth. The main advantage is that it is completely chemical free.
The other way I use it is also to apply on my skin, it has a very cooling effect and serves the purpose of a moisturizer.

And I enjoy eating the pieces too. So it's like one plant and multiple miraculous uses.

If you have a Aloe plant, and if you are not using it effectively, I hope that you will find these tips useful.

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I used to do gardening when I was much younger but now a lot things have taken my time. Though I have missed those days, I need to focus on things that will bring food to the table. Probably gonna go back when I get older.

Priorities keep changing in different phases of life. But once you are connected with them you are always there, I am sure sooner or later you will get back to them.

I am hoping that soon I could own a lot to plant my own grafted fruit trees and some vegetables @nainaztemgra :)

I am sure you will my dear

Thank you @nainaztengra :)

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