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amroyounes:

8 vegetables that you can regrow again and again.

Scallions

You can regrow scallions by leaving an inch attached to the roots and place them in a small glass with a little water in a well-lit room.

Garlic

When garlic begins to sprout, you can put them in a glass with a little water and grow garlic sprouts. The sprouts have a mild flavor than garlic and can be added to salads, pasta and other dishes.

Bok Choy

Bok choy can be regrown by placing the root end in water in a well-lit area. In 1-2 weeks , you can transplant it to a pot with soil and grow a full new head.

Carrots

Put carrot tops in a dish with a little water. Set the dish in a well-lit room or a window sill.  You’ll have carrot tops to use in salads. 

Basil

Put clippings from basil with 3 to 4-inch stems in a glass of water and place it in direct sunlight. When the roots are about 2 inches long, plant them in pots to and in time it will grow a full basil plant.

Celery

Cut off the base of the celery and place it in a saucer or shallow bowl of warm water in the sun. Leaves will begin to thicken and grow in the middle of the base, then transfer the celery to soil. 

Romaine Lettuce

Put romaine lettuce stumps in a 1/2 inch of water. Re-water to keep water level at 1/2 inch. After a few days, roots and new leaves will appear and you can transplant it into soil.

Cilantro

The stems of cilantro will grown when placed in a glass of water. Once the roots are long enough, plant them in a pot in a well-lit room. You will have a full plant in a few months.

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Anonymous asked: how do you write an essay?

princess-grace:

This is how i write philosophy essays:

IDEC - introduction, description, explanation, conclusion. Use IDEC for your essay structure but also within each paragraph.

Make a plan - know your argument and the conclusion you are heading toward. Each paragraph ought to lead fluidly from the last and be clear how the points link together. Compare and relate different points/views, show clearly that you understand the connections and any flaws/resolution of flaws within arguments.

BE CONCISE. Avoid too much exposition, and be wary of merely juxtaposing points/sub-arguments. A says this but B said that doesnt show much. WHY did A say that in regard to what B said? What impact does B’s point have on A’s, or vice versa?

Paraphrase, paraphrase, gets you As, gets you As!!!!!

SIGNPOST! Okay so I’m assuming you’re a student of some sort who is writing for a marker, so the easiest way to get some marks is to make it obvious where your argument is going and what each paragraph is about. There’s no point making a great point if it’s buried in prose and not made clear how it relates. It might feel bit clunky and awkward to state things you feel are obvious but question as often as you can. Think - WHY am i mentioning this, WHY is it important, HOW does it impact, HOW is it relevant to the essay title, HOW do i make this clear?

Write a fucking good conclusion. My sister is doing her A levels at the moment and she was told she can’t get higher than a C without a conclusion. Its important!! Be firm and thorough with it. Be confident, but don’t ignore flaws - it is better to show you have noticed them and weighed the other strengths of the argument against them, or suggested potential resolutions, rather than that you didn’t notice them at all. Usually a topic essay doesn’t allow space for arguing points not directly relevant to the question, and it is okay to say that this is a problem picked by many within the philosophical community but you do not have the space to extrapolate on it within said essay. Try to finish on a strong point - you want it to end with a bang rather than a wet slap.

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SUPERLIST: What to bring to college

freshmantips:

The moment you’ve all been waiting for. The moment I’ve been procrastinating forever. Here you go. The list of what to bring to college. Just a little something before I begin:

One of the most important things to remember is that you don’t need to bring your life to college. You have a limited amount of space that you’re probably sharing with another person. Keep it light, keep it neat. Your life now consists of dorms, classes, dining hall, and parties. You’re going to be seeing the same people every day and doing the same thing every day. Don’t let this list influence you to buy stuff that you’re not going to use, because the main thing here is saving money and downsizing. On the other hand, you’re going to be on your own for the first time and there are probably a lot of things you usually don’t have to think about (laundry supplies, dishes, extension cords, etc). 

Anyways, enjoy the list, reblog the shit out of it, and HAVE AN AWESOME TIME SHOPPING.

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allotment86:

How to make a Terrarium in 4 steps …

The size of your container will affect the amount of materials you will need and use:

1. The first layer is rocks, which you can purchase at pet, garden or craft stores. Add enough to the bottom for adequate drainage.

2. The next layer is activated charcoal, which you can get at pet or garden stores (it is used in fish tanks). Add a thin layer over the rocks.

3. Depending on the depth of your container, you will next add soil. Leave enough room for your plant’s roots. 

4. Next is your plant(s). Make sure they are not touching the glass as it will make them brown. One of the trickiest things is finding the right sized and shaped plants. If it won’t hurt the plant, you can divide it and use only a section because it needs room to grow.

5. If your container is going to be closed, you can add moss around the sides of the plant. Open containers with succulents or cacti should be carefully filled in with pebbles on top.  

6. Top your creation with a whimsical inhabitants like Yoda or dinosaurs!

If you’d like to see one made, watch this Martha Stewart video . It’s a good thing.

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rainandsheep:

How I made my own bed part II | Always Rooney

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