Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Growing Food from Kitchen Scraps

celery scrap growing celery


Recently, we have been experimenting with growing vegetables from kitchen scraps. I have seen multiple articles on this topic and found myself cutting up some celery a short time ago for a soup. The time seemed just as perfect as any to try this little experiment out! So once I whittled down the celery and cut it down leaving just the base and few super tiny stalks in the middle, I put the scrap into a glass of water. At the time, I wasn't sure where I was going with this. I left it in water the next week or so, changing the water every couple of days and the plant burst! I now have to plant it in soil--which is the next ste.! We will see how long before we have celery to eat! I have heard from others they have been able to grow it directly in their gardens. What a waste tossing all of those scraps!


Growing celery in water from scraps

Since a lot of the kiddos are on Spring Break, I thought it would be a great time to mention this as a boredom buster option! After a little research, I have learned there are a number of foods that can be grown from food scraps. Of course, you can try others and see if you have success! A fun little experiment that will be interesting to watch throughout spring!

A sampling of some of the foods you can grow from scraps:

  • Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Scallions
  • Garlic
  • Carrot Greens
  • Lettuce
  • Bok Choy
  • Ginger
  • Pineapple
  • Lemongrass
Some are harder than others. But, experimenting is half the fun!

Some more reading and tips:

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