Growing Food from Scraps — Turmeric

For years I have been using turmeric as an ingredient in my facial masks and never thought about using it any other way.

Early this year I decided to make my own turmeric powder and since my Growing Food from Scraps as already underway, I decided to stick a leftover piece of turmeric in a pot.

After about three months, this is what I have.


The last time I mixed up my facial mask

Steps:  1 tbsp of yogurt, 1 tsp of honey and coconut oil, 1-3 tsp of turmeric powder, to get the right consistency.  Apply on face, relax for as long as you like.
After reading on The Rainforest Garden how easy it is to grow turmeric I don’t think I will buy any more turmeric.



Growing Food from Scraps — Carrots

Continuing with my Project, Growing Food from Scraps. The Celery, as you see here, is doing really well.

Over the last few months I have experienced with carrots.  What I discovered, as you see below, if you place the leftover, top part of the carrot in a lemon rinds.  The carrot grows faster.  I have used lemon rinds also to regrow scallions, which you see here in the center photo 

It will be interesting to find out if the carrots which were started in the lemon rinds actually taste different.  As you know effective companion planting does change the taste of your vegetables.

If you are looking for a great facial mask check out this blog post.