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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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by Ruby Member on Apr. 13, 2014 at 10:21 AM
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Thanks for sharing.

by Ruby Member on Apr. 13, 2014 at 10:35 AM
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No, but my mil had an avocado plant she grew from the pit.

by Gold Member on Apr. 13, 2014 at 11:21 AM
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TFS! unfortunately I can't grow anything!

by Platinum Member on Apr. 13, 2014 at 12:04 PM
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I've had potatoes sprout, but didn't know you could do that with them

Quoting Vertical15:


A favorite grade-school project, the eyes of potatoes readily sprout new growth (sometimes even in the pantry). Cut potatoes into pieces and nurture the sprouts in water. Once new sprouts are established, plant in damp soil to grow your own potatoes.

by Angela on Apr. 13, 2014 at 12:07 PM
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 Good to know.

by Erin on Apr. 13, 2014 at 12:18 PM
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TFS, I knew about most of these, but haven't ever tried them myself.

by Gold Member on Apr. 13, 2014 at 1:14 PM
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We cut the bottoms off celery stocks and are going to plant them in dirt soon.  They are actually sprouting now!  Cool!

by Jo on Apr. 13, 2014 at 1:15 PM
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This is cool
by Shawna on Apr. 13, 2014 at 6:28 PM
Apparently corn can sprout. Seriously I would never have expected corn to sprout, but I've seen it with my own eyes. We used to raise hogs. We fed them table scraps as well as their feed. They were in these big wooden pens, up off the ground, with wood floors. We had to go out several times a day to spray out their pens (and spray the hogs because they loved it). A big corn stalk grew at the end of one pigs pen where all the "manure" fell where we sprayed it.

It either came from leftovers or from their feed, because their feed was ground corn meal.
by Gold Member on Apr. 14, 2014 at 6:46 PM

 I've heard so many people say it works.

Quoting powow65: Yes with cellary. NOTHIBG HAPPENED!


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