Indoor Vegetable Garden from Scraps

Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 8:43 pm

Dont Make Soup, grow vegetables!

Grow an Indoor Vegetable Garden from Leftover Scraps.

I’ve been seeing a lot of people growing celery from the bottom 2″ of the stalk, and was inspired to try it. But what other vegetables can you root from parts of the original plant. Here’s a quick list of what I’ve found from around the net.

  1. Celery
  2. Onions – Green and Round
  3. Potatoes – Regular and Sweet
  4. Leeks, Scallions
  5. Carrot Tops
  6. Pineapple
  7. Romaine Lettuce
  8. Cabbage
  9. Avocado
  10. Sprouts – beans, sunflowers, lentils, pumpkin, alfalfa
  11. Ginger
  12. Garlic
  13. Bok Choy
  14. Beets
  15. Turnips
  16. Rutabaga
  17. Lemongrass

Blackthumb Gardener published a similar list of vegetables with photos and instructions.

One other fantastic experiment from Birds and Blooms

Ive personally tried pineapple, but it always seems to rot the minute I stick it in dirt. Heres a video of it actually working, plus quite a few other veggies rooting.

And last but not least… if youre REALLY into this, theres an entire book dedicated to the subject
dont-throw-it-grow-it-book
Don’t Throw It, Grow It!: 68 windowsill plants from kitchen scraps by Deborah Peterson





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