Growing new food from old food

Did you know you can grow new plants from kitchen scraps you regularly throw away? I mean, you’re probably vaguely aware of the concept, but have you ever actually tried it? I hadn’t until recently and it’s been the biggest surprise so for. IT’S JUST SO EASY!

The idea really appeals to me since it is helping to cut down on food waste, therefore being good environmentally, but is also free, which my student budget definitely agrees with. Seeds are expensive sometimes…

I’m currently growing the following from scraps on my windowsill:
Onion
Garlic
Carrot
Parsnip

I’m also growing chickpeas and black beans, which while not from scraps, are growing from supermarket bought dried beans I had in my cupboard anyway.

I could write out instructions for growing from scraps, but instead I’ll link you to this lovely video from Buzzfeed, which tells you everything you need to know.

 

If you’re already growing from kitchen scraps, leave me a comment and tell me what you’re growing – I could always use some more ideas for plants…

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8 thoughts on “Growing new food from old food

  1. garden4dinner says:

    I love this! I have previously grown cabbage, lettuce, and celery this way. My cousin grew a pineapple tree from the top of a pineapple. The next year she harvested a pineapple. I hope it works well for you.

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