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A Weekend Project for a Healthy Home

The Stages of an Apple Seed

The Stages of an Apple Seed

Summer is at our doorstep and for those of us who like to keep our home feeling and smelling fresh, I have for you a little tip! It is a proven fact that indoor plants literally clean your air. Yes, some like Aleo Vera or certain Palms do work best, but why not start your own little gardening project with something you have in your fridge?!

Where did it all start with me?! An apple. While eating fruits and vegetables I always think about wanting to plant the seeds and have all types of trees in my backyard – then reality checks in and says…but Maral, you don’t have a backyard…not yet! So I’m working with what’s available to me today.

In the image above you can see the different stages of an apple seed. First there is the germinated seed (which I’ll go into in a second), after planting the germinated seed two weeks in you’ll have this beautiful little sprout, and third in the row is our plant in full bloom about two month’s in.

So your weekend project will be to begin germinating an apple seed! Start by eating an apple, separate it’s seeds and place them on a damp paper towel. Fold the towel so it covers the seed completely, place into a plastic bag or jar, stick it in the back of your fridge and forget about it for about 3-4 weeks. Hopefully when you open that towel up again you’ll see your little seeds starting to sprout!

After planting one of your seeds in a pot – place it on the windowsill that gets the best light, with some love, kind words and water every two days…it’ll grow, grow, grow! Truthfully, for me, there is nothing more gratifying than watching my projects grow through process – be it a plant or Vivey, with love, time and effort it all bares fruit.

Talk to your plants, as silly as it seems...they'll grow faster!

Talk to your plants, as silly as it seems…they’ll grow faster!

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