How to Plant a Spaghetti Garden

Spaghetti is a well loved delight that makes a light yet nutritious meal. It never fails to set the mood right at the table with its vibrant colours, aroma and rich taste. Spaghetti has Italian origins and is now widely popular in all corners of the world. Spaghetti uses meat, fruits, herbs and vegetables. If you love to make spaghetti, you can use your own home grown herbs and vegetables from your spaghetti garden. This way you can be sure of the origins of your ingredients and they will be more nutritious than the ones from the market.

Instructions

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    Grow herbs:

    Italian parsley, oregano and basil are three herbs commonly used in cooking spaghetti. They add great rich flavour to the dish. Get sachets of the herb seeds. Mark out an area to grow them. Dig up the soil and sow the seeds. Water regularly. If you do not have enough ground cover, grow the herbs in containers. The herbs can be grown on the window sill, in the edges of your flower garden and in their own prepared patch.

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    Onions and garlic:

    These two vegetables are a must in many spaghetti varieties.  They are root vegetables so you can grow them and store them for long. Plant your garlic in the fall and harvest them in the spring for use in recipes. As for the onions, buy them as saplings when day temperatures reach 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Buying them in saplings is better because they take very long to grow from seeds. Roasted garlic and onions taste amazing in spaghetti. They are also widely used in recipes of other dishes. You should always have some at hand for use in the kitchen.

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    Tomatoes:

    Most spaghetti sauces available that are frozen and canned use tomatoes. Same is the case when you prepare at home. Tomatoes can be grown from seeds at home directly in the ground and in large gallon containers. Roma, Opalka, and Viva Italia are tomato varieties you can use to make your spaghetti sauces.

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    Spaghetti squash:

    Another garden member, spaghetti squash gives a twist to the dish and makes it richer. They require large space and more sunshine then all other vegetables in the spaghetti garden.

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    Be Patient:

    Remember to be patient while you plant a spaghetti garden as like most plants it takes some time to grow. You will also have to be vigilant and take care of watering and making sure that the plants get plenty of sunlight for them to grow healthy.

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