Introduction: Grow Vegetables Asexually for the Apocalypse

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Most plants and crops can reproduce asexually if the cuttings are placed in the right suitable conditions, doing so you could create more food for yourself in a time of need or an apocalypse. To demonstrate asexually reproduction, I will use green onions in my tutorial. Green onions are one of the quickest plants to reproduce asexually that are edible.

Step 1: Gather the Supplies

Materials:
. Green onions stalks (Seven recommended)
. Glass cup (Small)
. Warm tap water (Half of the cup 1/2)

Tools:
. Ruler
. Knife
. Cutting board
. A window ledge

Step 2: Preparation and Setup

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Once you have the gather all of the necessary materials, start by cutting off the green stalk of the onion, which is edible and can be used for cooking. Leave about two inches of green stalk above the white part of the stalk. Use a cutting board when cutting the green onions. Keep the white stalk with the roots and put it off to the side for now.

Step 3: Preparation and Setup

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Once the onion stalk's cuts have been made, fill a glass cup 1/2 full with warm tap water. Place the white stalks from the green onions into the water and let them rest against the sides of the glass; play them on a window ledge that has good sunlight. Keep the stalks in the water and every 3-5 days add new water to the cup.mWatch them grow!!!!!

Step 4: Grow and Harvest

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If you want to measure the growth of the green onions, use a ruler to mark the progress. Also this was done in the winter and inside, so I could imagine in warmer temperatures and outdoors the growth rate would increase.

My results:
Total plant growth roughly:
. Plant 1: 15cm
. Plant 2: 13cm
. Plant 3: 10.8cm
. Plant 4: 12.5cm
. Plant 5: 14cm
. Plant 6: 15cm
. Plant 7: 13cm

Day 1:
. Plant 1: 0.2cm
. Plant 2: 0.5cm
. Plant 3: 0.1cm
. Plant 4: 0.2cm
. Plant 5: 0.4cm
. Plant 6: 1cm
. Plant 7: 0.7cm

Day 2:
. Plant 1: 0.3cm
. Plant 2: 1cm
. Plant 3: 0.3cm
. Plant 4: 0.9cm
. Plant 5: 0.2cm
. Plant 6: 1cm
. Plant 7: 0.3cm

Day 3:
. Plant 1: 1cm
. Plant 2: 1cm
. Plant 3: 0.7cm
. Plant 4: 0.5cm
. Plant 5: 0.6cm
. Plant 6: 1cm
. Plant 7: 1cm

Day 4:
. Plant 1: 1.5cm
. Plant 2: 0.5cm
. Plant 3: 0.7cm
. Plant 4: 0.9cm
. Plant 5: 0.8cm
. Plant 6: 1cm
. Plant 7: 0.5cm

Day 5:
. Plant 1: 1cm
. Plant 2: 2cm
. Plant 3: 0.5cm
. Plant 4: 0.5cm
. Plant 5: 0.5cm
. Plant 6: 0.5cm
. Plant 7: 1cm

Day 6:
. Plant 1: 1cm
. Plant 2: 1cm
. Plant 3: 1cm
. Plant 4: 2cm
. Plant 5: 0.5cm
. Plant 6: 1cm
. Plant 7: 0.5cm

Day 7: Next to none growth

Day 8:
. Plant 1: 1cm
. Plant 2: 2cm
. Plant 3: 2cm
. Plant 4: 2cm
. Plant 5: 2cm
. Plant 6: 2cm
. Plant 7: 2cm

Day 9 and 10 little to none growth

Day 11:
. Plant 1: 1cm
. Plant 2: 2 cm
. Plant 3: 2cm
. Plant 4: 1cm
. Plant 5: 1cm
. Plant 6: 1cm
. Plant 7: 1cm
Day 12:
. Plant 1: 1cm
. Plant 2: 1cm
. Plant 3: 2cm
. Plant 4: 1cm
. Plant 5: 1cm
. Plant 6: 2cm
. Plant 7: 1cm
Day 13:
. Plant 1: 1cm
. Plant 2: 2cm
. Plant 3: 1cm
. Plant 4: 2cm
. Plant 5: 1cm
. Plant 6: 2cm
. Plant 7: 1cm

Step 5: Food for the Apocalypse

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Now you can grow food in the apocalypse with little to less space and with next to no work. It would be ideal to grow more than seven green onion plants in an apocalypse to produce more food.

Thank you for reading my Instructable on asexually grown vegetables, if you enjoyed it, please favourite, share and vote for me in the "Survival Ready Contest", it would make my day and help me a lot, thanks again. If you have an other questions about growing vegetables asexually, please write to me in the comments.

Comments

_soapy_ (author)2016-10-24

Are you really actually gaining anything though? Isn't it just using the energy in the bulb to grow a shoot?

mtbike2 (author)_soapy_2016-12-16

you can easily gain a lot by taking things a little further than in the ible. I have green onions growing from those I bought at the store. Stuck them in water like this guy for about 1-2 weeks then stuck em in the ground. Three years later I stil have more geeen onion than I know what to do with. While they are biurnal and go through a two year cycle, they still produce; they just split out the side and start over.

Navy Wolves (author)_soapy_2016-10-24

I took these pictures at night and this was originally for a school project. It technically can use any light source for photosynthesis, but sunlight is the best. I indicated the growth I recorded in 4th step. Also this was done in November so the sunlight wasn't that great.

Sajjad Ahmed (author)2016-10-24

I'm sure you mean edible as apposed to editable.

Navy Wolves (author)Sajjad Ahmed2016-10-24

thank you for catching that I will look over it again to check or any other errors

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