Grow Calamansi Indoors in Pots – Philippine Lime

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Calamansi or Philippine lime is a citrus fruit tree that bears small edible fruits rich in Vitamin C. It tastes very sour and sometimes a little bitter but the peel is sweet. Calamansi is not readily available here in Edmonton. Only a few stores sell them and I find them a bit pricey so I decided to try and grow calamansi indoors .

It is usually used in cooking or marinading because of the great flavor it gives. Sore throat? Drink calamansi juice with honey 🙂 Eating Filipino food, grilled meat or sea foods? You need a simple Filipino dip to go with it – soy sauce mixed with calamansi and chili! Now I’m getting hungry 🙂 Let’s get started and grow calamansi indoors !! Continue reading “Grow Calamansi Indoors in Pots – Philippine Lime”

Thai Chili Peppers – Grow Indoors in Containers

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Who loves hot and spicy? I do 🙂 On this project, I tried planting hot Thai Chili peppers and see if they will grow properly indoors. In just 10 days, I saw very promising results and that made me very excited. I chose Thai chili peppers because they are edible. We also use the leaves in some of our Filipino dishes. They are also very beautiful ornamental plants once they blossom. Let’s get started! Continue reading “Thai Chili Peppers – Grow Indoors in Containers”

Grow Ginger Indoors in Containers or Pots

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After trying to grow several herbs indoors, I decided to try if I can grow ginger indoors. My wife loves using gingers in most of her special and tasty Filipino and Asian recipes. I thought this could save us some money and at the same time make sure that our ginger doesn’t have any harmful chemicals on it. I love having everything FRESH and NATURAL! Continue reading “Grow Ginger Indoors in Containers or Pots”

Grow Watercress Indoors Using Containers

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Watercress is a super healthy plant rich in vitamins and minerals. It is an excellent vegetable source for Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K. Watercress is also rich in Calcium. They thrive in slow moving waters or along natural springs. My wife bought some watercress from the supermarket and I thought it was pricey 🙂 hehehe. We used to have these free back home!  So I saved some and see if I can grow watercress indoors. Continue reading “Grow Watercress Indoors Using Containers”

Grow Basil Indoors in Containers or Pots

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Basil basil! Well, I don’t know much about basil but I know they taste great when prepared fresh! On this post, I’m going to show you to do grow basil indoors 🙂

Pasta Basilico is one of my family’s comfort food which my wife learned to cook when we where living in Shanghai, China. It was so easy to find and you can have it anytime. It is served in restaurants, hotels, and the best part is my wife prepares it fresh!

After moving to Canada, my family craved for some Pasta Basilico. Months passed until one day, we saw a pot of fresh Basil in the supermarket! We bought it and at last we had some freshly prepared Basil pasta!

I decided to try and grow basil indoors because of the long winters here in Alberta, Canada so I can have a year round supply of fresh Basil. I took the easiest and fastest route by growing Basil from cuttings instead of starting from seeds.

Things Needed to Grow Basil Indoors :

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