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8 Vegetables And Herbs That Require Little Effort And Will Regrow Forever

8 Vegetables And Herbs That Require Little Effort And Will Regrow Forever

Gardening can be a little discouraging when you end up not having grown anything. What’s worse is seeing a bit of progress, but then being disappointed when your plants die quickly. Don’t give up on those green fingers yet! The vegetables we’re about to introduce have near-immortal status as they can regrow forever and, better yet, take little effort to maintain.

1. Garlic

Ever left your garlic untouched and seen shoots sprouting from them? Yes, these little bulbs can grow very well in water and their shoots can be used for many recipes, including salads and sauces.

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    2. Potatoes

    By cutting a potato in half and leaving it buried in soil, you’ll soon see more potatoes in about 7 weeks time. Just be sure to water them regularly.

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      3. Carrots

      Carrots are a good source for pectin, which aids in digestion. By cutting the top off the carrot and leaving it in water, your carrots will sprout. Transfer it to the soil once its leaves have grown longer so that the carrot gets enough nutrients to fully regrow.

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        4. Lettuce

        The quintessential ingredient for all salads, lettuce can actually be regrown from scraps. Simply put some leaves in a bowl of water and place it where you have a lot of sunlight. Soon, you’ll be able see roots emerging. Transfer it to the soil to allow it to receive more nutrients.

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          5. Avocados

          Not many people know this, but you can actually regrow this superfood just by not throwing out its pit. Simply wash and suspend it over water using toothpicks by piercing a few through. The water should just cover an inch of the seed. The root-growing process will take while — about 6 weeks for the roots to grow. Once you see leaves growing, transfer it into the soil.

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            6. Ginger Root

            A popular cooking ingredient, ginger root can be easily regrown as well. Using a spare piece of ginger root, simply put it into the soil with the bud facing up. You will notice new shoots growing. In a week, you can dig it up and re-use it again.

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              7. Cilantro

              Place the leftover cilantro stem into a glass of water and place it in a brightly lit area. Once its roots grow to a couple of inches, you can transfer it into a pot of soil.

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                8. Peppers

                You don’t need to go to a gardening shop just to get pepper seeds. Just take the seeds after your meal of peppers and plant them into a pot of soil. Put the pot in a place with direct sunlight and watch your peppers grow.

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                  How to Cultivate Continuous Learning to Stay Competitive

                  How to Cultivate Continuous Learning to Stay Competitive

                  Assuming the public school system didn’t crush your soul, learning is a great activity. It expands your viewpoint. It gives you new knowledge you can use to improve your life. It is important for your personal growth. Even if you discount the worldly benefits, the act of learning can be a source of enjoyment.

                  “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” — Mark Twain

                  But in a busy world, it can often be hard to fit in time to learn anything that isn’t essential. The only things learned are those that need to be. Everything beyond that is considered frivolous. Even those who do appreciate the practice of lifelong learning, can find it difficult to make the effort.

                  Here are some tips for installing the habit of continuous learning:

                  1. Always Have a Book

                  It doesn’t matter if it takes you a year or a week to read a book. Always strive to have a book that you are reading through, and take it with you so you can read it when you have time.

                  Just by shaving off a few minutes in-between activities in my day I can read about a book per week. That’s at least fifty each year.

                  2. Keep a “To-Learn” List

                  We all have to-do lists. These are the tasks we need to accomplish. Try to also have a “to-learn” list. On it you can write ideas for new areas of study.

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                  Maybe you would like to take up a new language, learn a skill or read the collective works of Shakespeare. Whatever motivates you, write it down.

                  3. Get More Intellectual Friends

                  Start spending more time with people who think. Not just people who are smart, but people who actually invest much of their time in learning new skills. Their habits will rub off on you.

                  Even better, they will probably share some of their knowledge with you.

                  4. Guided Thinking

                  Albert Einstein once said,

                  “Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.”

                  Simply studying the wisdom of others isn’t enough, you have to think through ideas yourself. Spend time journaling, meditating or contemplating over ideas you have learned.

                  5. Put it Into Practice

                  Skill based learning is useless if it isn’t applied. Reading a book on C++ isn’t the same thing as writing a program. Studying painting isn’t the same as picking up a brush.

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                  If your knowledge can be applied, put it into practice.

                  In this information age, we’re all exposed to a lot of information, it’s important to re-learn how to learn so as to put the knowledge into practice.

                  6. Teach Others

                  You learn what you teach. If you have an outlet of communicating ideas to others, you are more likely to solidify that learning.

                  Start a blog, mentor someone or even discuss ideas with a friend.

                  7. Clean Your Input

                  Some forms of learning are easy to digest, but often lack substance.

                  I make a point of regularly cleaning out my feed reader for blogs I subscribe to. Great blogs can be a powerful source of new ideas. But every few months, I realize I’m collecting posts from blogs that I am simply skimming.

                  Every few months, purify your input to save time and focus on what counts.

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                  8. Learn in Groups

                  Lifelong learning doesn’t mean condemning yourself to a stack of dusty textbooks. Join organizations that teach skills.

                  Workshops and group learning events can make educating yourself a fun, social experience.

                  9. Unlearn Assumptions

                  You can’t add water to a full cup. I always try to maintain a distance away from any idea. Too many convictions simply mean too few paths for new ideas.

                  Actively seek out information that contradicts your worldview.

                  Our minds can’t be trusted, but this is what we can do about it to be wiser.

                  10. Find Jobs that Encourage Learning

                  Pick a career that encourages continual learning. If you are in a job that doesn’t have much intellectual freedom, consider switching to one that does.

                  Don’t spend forty hours of your week in a job that doesn’t challenge you.

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                  11. Start a Project

                  Set out to do something you don’t know how. Forced learning in this way can be fun and challenging.

                  If you don’t know anything about computers, try building one. If you consider yourself a horrible artist, try a painting.

                  12. Follow Your Intuition

                  Lifelong learning is like wandering through the wilderness. You can’t be sure what to expect and there isn’t always an end goal in mind.

                  Letting your intuition guide you can make self-education more enjoyable. Most of our lives have been broken down to completely logical decisions, that making choices on a whim has been stamped out.

                  13. The Morning Fifteen

                  Productive people always wake up early. Use the first fifteen minutes of your morning as a period for education.

                  If you find yourself too groggy, you might want to wait a short time. Just don’t put it off later in the day where urgent activities will push it out of the way.

                  14. Reap the Rewards

                  Learn information you can use. Understanding the basics of programming allows me to handle projects that other people would require outside help. Meeting a situation that makes use of your educational efforts can be a source of pride.

                  15. Make Learning a Priority

                  Few external forces are going to persuade you to learn. The desire has to come from within. Once you decide you want to make lifelong learning a habit, it is up to you to make it a priority in your life.

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