If you’re looking for some indoor gardening ideas this winter, I’ve got one for you. Why not try growing food scraps, indoors?
That’s right…growing left over parts of many of the fruits and vegetables we eat each day. How about this one?
Growing garlic on the windowsill?
Simply take a garlic glove or two and plant them in a small pot filled with good potting soil. Plant the cloves point up, then water well, and place the pot in a sunny window sill. Green shoots will start to grow within a week or so…and you can harvest them with scissors and use in your salads or soups.
Making mashed potatoes? Purchase organic potatoes, so they haven’t been treated with chemicals to stop them from sprouting. Look for a few good eyes in the potatoes and cut them out. You can use the rest of the potato for cooking. Plant the pieces of potatoes with the eyes in them, in a larger pot, water well, place in a sunny window, and watch your potatoes grow!
How about fresh green onions or scallions? Yep…just make sure you purchase green onions or scallions with roots still remaining on the plants. Remove the greens for cooking or salads or whatever you’re using them for, making sure you leave a little green showing above the roots. Place the entire piece, roots first, into the soil with a bit of the green still showing. Water well, place on a sunny windowsill, water as needed, and as the new onions begin to grow, harvest individual green tips with scissors.
Now there are more ways to grow things from food scraps. Keep watching and we’ll do a few more in upcoming gardening segments.