Use Kitchen Scraps To Grow Fruits And Vegetables

Use Kitchen Scraps To Grow Fruits And Vegetables

If you want to put homegrown fruits and vegetables on the table, you don’t have to go out and buy seeds. You can generate plenty of food with old kitchen scraps.

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We’ve covered how to grow onions from old onion bottoms, and entire heads of cos from lettuce hearts, but Andy Whiteley at Wake Up World didn’t want to stop there. His post shows you precisely how to regrow lemongrass, potatoes, garlic, and many others from kitchen scraps that most of us throw away or compost. It even works with pineapples:

To re-grow pineapples, you need to remove the green leafy piece at the top and ensure that no fruit remains attached. Either hold the crown firmly by the leaves and twist the stalk out, or you can cut the top off the pineapple and remove the remaining fruit flesh with a knife (otherwise it will rot after planting and may kill your plant). Carefully slice small, horizontal sections from the bottom of the crown until you see root buds (the small circles on the flat base of the stalk). Remove the bottom few layers of leaves leaving about an inch base at the bottom of the stalk.

Plant your pineapple crown in a warm and well drained environment. Water your plant regularly at first, reducing to weekly watering once the plant is established. You will see growth in the first few months but it will take around 2-3 years before you are eating your own home-grown pineapples.

For more information and tips on what you can grow from discarded food, be sure to hit up the source link.

16 Foods That’ll Regrow from Kitchen Scraps [Wake Up World via The Kitchn]

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