Even though buying all the needed supplies for a ‘kitchen garden’ may be a bit expensive for some, it’s definitely a lot of fun. Therefore, in order to prevent spending too much money on seeds, you can plant your plants from kitchen scraps you have at hand. Let’s take a look:
Growing Your Own Plants
Without doubt, green onions are of the easiest crops to grow from scraps. Hence, the next time you’re cooking something with green onions, slice off the far end with the ‘furry’ roots and put it in a shallow glass of water in order to revive the roots again. Then, place the glass onto a sunny windowsill and change the water every day. In approximately 10 days, you will see a fresh bunch of green onions cropping up.
You just need to stick the bottom ¼ portion of the onion in fresh soil and water it daily. In a short amount of time, you will have a patch of fresh onions.
Save the bottom of the leak and then let it mellow out in a glass with a bit of water until the roots begin to sprout. Next, plant it in fertile soil. Very soon, you will always have your own supply of leeks for soups, boils, etc. Amazing, right?
If you have some organic potatoes sprouting in your pantry, remove the sprouts and leave them to dry and then plant them by digging holes in the soil and sticking the sprouts with the ‘eye’ facing up. In around 30 days, you will have new potatoes!
Grow your own fennel by saving the base of the plant which you need to put in a shallow glass of water placed in a sunny area. When the roots begin to regrow, transplant them to your kitchen garden.
Remove the bottom of a bunch of celery and put it in a glass container filled with warm water. Leave the container in a sunny area and after 7 days or so, you will see fresh growth around the base. When this happens, transfer it into organic soil and leave it to grow fully before cropping it.
Place remaining lettuce leaves in a bowl of warm water which you need to place in a sunny area. Replace the water daily and you can also spray the leaves with purified water few times per week. When new lettuce leaves sprout on the old ones, transplant the lettuce into your kitchen garden. You can also do the same with Bok choy and cabbage.
Place stems of your favorite mushrooms in a mixture of soil and compost. With enough warm filtered water and little humidity, you will have your own, endless supply of mushrooms!
Save the leafy green ‘crown’ of the pineapple and eliminate the remaining fruit from the stem. Put the top in a warm and well-draining soil. At the beginning, water the plant regularly and when the plant is well-established, reduce the watering. If you’re doing everything by the book, you will have a new pineapple in 2 to 3 years.
You need to cut off a tiny piece of the ginger root and put it into potting soil and water it every day. Remove the root from the pot every week and break a few pieces off.
Set aside several good cloves and put them in potting soil. Within the growing season, you will have brand new head of garlic.
They’re rich in nutrients and are really fun to grow. Take 1 tbsp of beans and place it in a glass bowl. Add some water and leave them sit overnight. In the morning, rinse them. Repeat this process of germination until new growths appear. You can leave them sprouting to the desired length.
Important to Note:
Growing your own plants is never time wasted!