Sunday, February 26, 2023

Growing Vegetables in the Kitchen

       Did you happen to watch the video I posted on February 12 entitled "10 Vegetables You Can Regrow from Kitchen Scraps to Create a Recurring Harvest"?  I had never heard of this, but thought it would be a great way to supplement our vegetables if it worked, so on that day (Sunday) I put the remains of four green onions and one bunch of celery in water to see what would happen. The next day I added two heads of romaine lettuce.  Here they are on Monday when I added the lettuce.  You can see the green onions have already begun to grow!! 

    Today, two weeks later, this is how they look:

     I'm very impressed with the results so far.  In fact, I need to begin harvesting the green onions!  It looks as if I could have a continuous supply of them with no trouble at all.  I will wait to see how long it takes the celery and romaine to be at harvest level.  It does look as if there is potential for regrowing all of these.  The video says to plant them in your garden once they begin growing.  Since it is still winter here, I will keep them in water to see if there is a limit to how much they will produce, or maybe when they have grown to what appears to be the maximum potential in water  I will plant them in pots until they can be transplanted outside.                                                                                                                                                 

    In a couple of weeks I will post another photo of the progress.  I thought you might be inspired to try growing vegetables from kitchen scraps, too, if you saw how easy it is and how quickly they reach harvest level.

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