Regrow Your Own Scraps
I hate it when things go to waste. Especially food, with how expensive good, clean, organic food is. So I know a lot of you grow your own, but did you know that you can use some of the “leftover” parts to grow more? Yep, that’s right — go from scraps to table by using the roots, pits, stems, seeds and bottoms of fruits and veggies you have already consumed!
Source: Fix.com Blog
I”ve used these techniques with celery, green onion, and lettuce, but I want to experiment more with other edibles. I’ve heard that if you reuse parts from the same parent plant over and over, that the flavor and quality of the food will lessen over time. I’ve not found that to be true, but to be honest, I’ve not yet completed several generations from one plant. I’ll be sure to give you an update as I do, though!
- Start with plant parts that are healthy and strong from the get-go — no weak, diseased, yellowed plants allowed.
- Grocery store produce is great to use, too — I prefer using organic produce for this project.
- Don’t let the water dry up as you are doing this — I did that a few times, and the ensuing growth was sort of weak and yucky, even after I rectified by adding more water.
What do you grow from scraps? Do you have any favorite tips or tricks to ensure success? Leave a comment below!