Spring is usually a time when I try to get my outdoor vegetable garden planned out. Love that time of the year! It is such a rewarding and fun thing to do, especially in winter and early spring. This year it is not going to be easy to do that since we are in self quarantine and going to the store to get seeds is really not the option for now. So I need to go back to basics. I need to start something with what I have at home. if you follow me for some time you know that I like to use what I have at home when I craft so I decided to be creative in my gardening too. Let’s grow our garden from scraps including some herbs
Did you know that many vegetables and herbs from the grocery store will regrow easily in water then can be later early transferred into soil .. You can regrow fresh greens on a window sill indoors, or get a jump start on your herb and vegetable garden by regrowing kitchen scraps. Let’s have fun indoor gardening out of scraps we have at home.
I like to go back to the basics as I was taught by my mom back in Poland growing up. Sitting in quarantine really help me to remember all those skills I learned when I was young. One of the things I am really proud of is baking my first bread all by myself. You can read about that HERE
Super Easy recipe that really doesn’t require much of a skills . Make sure to check it out. It is simply delicious!
Vegetable Garden from Vegetables Scraps
Back in Poland my parents used save seeds from their vegetables so they can start their garden growing super early before seeds are available in the stores. Well I didn’t do it last year but I do have some vegetables at home that I will try to re-grow from scraps as my parents did too
I don’t have many vegetables at home but I will start with what I have and I think I have good amount to start with. I am sooo excited and hope you are too! Wish I had a head of lettuce too but we just had that at dinner last night … that is ok next time I will save it.
There are so many vegetable and herb garden kits that you can purchase and I will for sure but today I like to start from scratch
I like to start with my garlic since it already has some sprouts happening to it. All what I will do is simply place in the ground and keep watering …That was easy right? Each clove of garlic can potentially turn into a whole head of garlic. I am sooo excited.
Celery and lettuce growing from the scraps
There are only couple easy steps to that
- Cut the bottom of your celery bunch
- Place in a container of water with about half of the cutting in the water to root. Sit it near a sunny window.
- After around 3 days cute little stalk will beginning to form
- After about another week your celery roots should start to grow and then they can be transferred to the soil.
Can’t wait for all this to start to grow …I will for sure keep you posted!
Growing carrots and beets from scraps
Carrots are also root vegetables like beets. You can use the same methods for both …. just cut the top of and dip in a bit of water. When the top of both vegetables begins to grow some leaves you can plant them into soil. Can’t wait !!
Growing Scallions from the scraps
Scallions are some of the easiest and most rewarding foods to regrow from kitchen scraps! These are the easiest to grow a big bunch bunches of them in pots from just little roots that you cut off.
You can also also grow scallions them from the top of onion.. I was already successful at that..love me some scallions on sandwiches and in my salad.
Growing Garlic from a clove
I think I got lucky with my garlic .. I think it started on its own to grow without any water so I decided to add it into a soil
Each clove of garlic can potentially turn into a whole head of garlic if you are lucky and I do feel lucky so I will for sure try
As I am at it I decided to add some seeds of avocado into a soil as I always did in the summer time to keep my garlic a company. I have tried to grow it avocado in a water but wasn’t really successful . Planting my seed directly to a soil worked better for me so hopefully it will now. Will for sure document for you!
Let’s not forget about our fresh herbs as we are talking about avocado! Who doesn’t love a good guacamole ? I like to keep them in the water till I see some roots and plant them into a soil after so I can transfer them outside when it is safe.
I am soo excited about starting my garden from scraps! Hopefully I inspired you to start your own so we can exchange our experience and learn together! That would really make me so happy!
Can’t wait to see first leaves so I can have my garden looking good … for now it is the safest place for them. Used what I had to store them in for now but it is on a silver platter
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I can’t wait to build my raised garden as my friend Kippi build .. You need to check this project out