Considering my garden hasn’t been as productive as I would like, I thought I would try this tip. This is the pin from my Board: Regrow Kitchen Scraps
The original post can be found at Permaculture Ideas.
So far, I have grown ginger from a store bought root, an avocado seed, celery, romaine lettuce, pineapple plants from the top, garlic, sweet potatoes, red potatoes, pinto beans from a bag of dried beans, and green onions.
The ginger grew nicely and I was quite proud of it. I put it on my back porch to get some fresh air, and I caught two squirrels digging it out of the pot and carrying it off! I will do it again, but I don’t use ginger very often, so it will be a “pet plant.” I like for our children to see the produce they can regrow. I have one interested in Oriental cuisine, so he will know the least expensive way to get ginger!
The avocado pit took a long time to sprout and root. It is still living, but due to hot temps and the size of the pot, it is not pretty enough to take a photo right now.
I have four pineapple plants living and growing. I have given away many, also. People love getting these as gifts in a nice pot!
I have grown sweet potato vines many times and have started sweet potatoes in my garden, in the past. This year, I have grown red potatoes and pinto beans from store bought. I will harvest potatoes later this week and the pinto beans are the most successful plant in my garden, thus far!
I grew celery and got enough to grow for one recipe before buying more. The celery, lettuce, and green onions, I have only grown in jars of water. I am going to take a chance and plant the lettuce after a nice root forms this time.
My favorite and most successful is green onions. The green onions continued growing for about three months in nothing but water! I only paid 69 cents for organic green onions and they lasted that long! I started a new batch this week! Here is a photo of my romaine lettuces and my green onions in the kitchen window.
I would say this pin is a FABULOUS FIND!!