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7 Plants You Can Start From Kitchen Scraps

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 Instead of throwing kitchen scraps into the compost bin, re-grow them! Many of us have had the experience of reaching into a bag of onions to find new growth as fresh green shoots have sprouted within. Plants love to grow and it’s easy to simply cut away the new sprouts and get on with dinner, but for the intrepid gardener, the new growth possible from vegetable scraps or an unexpected surplus of produce is an opportunity to get a jump on propagating new crops. Before relegating kitchen scraps to the compost pile, consider these anxious growers and repopulate a bountiful garden using parts of the vegetable usually left behind.

Have you ever tried this?

by on Apr. 12, 2014 at 11:30 PM
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lovebuglovejoy
by New Member on Apr. 12, 2014 at 11:33 PM
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my4kidsrock2
by Member on Apr. 12, 2014 at 11:34 PM
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I have green onions that I regrow and use regularly. I've tried a few other things but they don't grow very fast and my cats usually eat them before I can. They don't like the onions though, lol.

307mama
by on Apr. 12, 2014 at 11:36 PM
I'm growing lettuce now. I did notice it is getting slimmy on the bottom but I also forgot to change out the water. Other then that it is growing well.
Vertical15
by on Apr. 12, 2014 at 11:56 PM

 Same here.  I think I'd like to try it now though!

Quoting proudmommy690: Pretty cool. Never done it before

 

Vertical15
by on Apr. 12, 2014 at 11:57 PM

 Hah!  Thats one thing I didn't think of.  My younger cat would prbably get into it. 

Quoting my4kidsrock2:

I have green onions that I regrow and use regularly. I've tried a few other things but they don't grow very fast and my cats usually eat them before I can. They don't like the onions though, lol.

 

Vertical15
by on Apr. 12, 2014 at 11:57 PM

 Thats kinda gross lol

Quoting 307mama: I'm growing lettuce now. I did notice it is getting slimmy on the bottom but I also forgot to change out the water. Other then that it is growing well.

 

deccaf
by Silver Member on Apr. 13, 2014 at 12:06 AM
I put potatoes in the ground last year. Whole potatoes. They had sprouted eyes. I figured if I get a plant, great. If not, it was organic matter. This year, I have 3 plants going. I also have garlic I did this with. You can also save tomato seeds, dry them and plant them. Pretty much any seed you would toss can be planted.
taKENheart
by Platinum Member on Apr. 13, 2014 at 12:09 AM
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I haven't done any of those but I did plant the top of a pineapple.  LOL maybe I'll get a pineapple in 2yrs.

Vertical15
by on Apr. 13, 2014 at 12:16 AM

 I"ve never tried any of that.  My kids would love to.  I should just let them try!

Quoting deccaf: I put potatoes in the ground last year. Whole potatoes. They had sprouted eyes. I figured if I get a plant, great. If not, it was organic matter. This year, I have 3 plants going. I also have garlic I did this with. You can also save tomato seeds, dry them and plant them. Pretty much any seed you would toss can be planted.

 

deccaf
by Silver Member on Apr. 13, 2014 at 12:28 AM
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I recently sprouted an orange seed and now an apple!

Quoting Vertical15:

 I"ve never tried any of that.  My kids would love to.  I should just let them try!


Quoting deccaf: I put potatoes in the ground last year. Whole potatoes. They had sprouted eyes. I figured if I get a plant, great. If not, it was organic matter. This year, I have 3 plants going. I also have garlic I did this with. You can also save tomato seeds, dry them and plant them. Pretty much any seed you would toss can be planted.

 

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