Modern time is taking us back to days gone by, using what we have, or reusing scraps that will produce new food is trending as many supplies are becoming scarce. I’ve been busy getting my little tub garden in, and creating new flower beds with materials we have around the farm. I’ve always said, ” Plant veggies for the tummy and flowers for the soul” and now more than ever, I need both! I’m also a thrifty gardener so when I read about kitchen scraps that you can plant and harvest, it was a no brainier for me! I’ve done the green onions in water to use as needed but when my son got a full stock of celery from the scraps, I had to try it too.
Something so simple is gold right now with meat shortages, limits on paper products and prices on everything going up weekly, makes me wonder why more people aren’t scrap gardening? I’m hooked! Now, I don’t use celery alot, but do love the leaves in soups and salads but by growing it this way, eliminating the process from seed, not to mention the time is a game changer!
All you do is cut off the base of the celery, place it in a container of water, just about a inch or so to fully cover the base of the celery. Place in a window with medium light and in just a few days, you’ll see the magic of growth come up from the center. Once it’s up about 2 inches or so, plant in your garden and before you know it, you’ll have a full, new stalk of celery to use and the knowledge of knowing you reused, recycled and reformed the way you saved money by keeping some produce from being trashed. Just don’t stop at celery, there are many “scraps” you can re-grow so have fun and save the scraps!