What to do with those food scraps?

Most of the scraps from our table or during food preparation is placed in a bucket and fed to the chickens or given to the hounds along with their regular feed.  But, there are some scraps that can be re-purposed, especially during the winter months when there’s no garden growing.  Re-purpose, I love that word!! 🙂

To re-purpose, all you have to do  the next time you buy a bunch of celery at the grocery store, cut the bottom off the bunch and set it in a bowl of warm water and place the bowl in a sunny spot.  In less than two weeks you’ll notice little flecks of green coming up through the stem/root.  It will continue to grow but when it gets about four inches tall you put it in a flower-pot. I’ll be placing this little jewel in a 6″ – 8″ inch pot of good potting soil this weekend and watch it really take off.  

Growing fast!

Growing fast!

 

 

 

 

In the next photo, last weekend I took some bottoms cut from green onions and placed them in some potting soil in an egg carton.  Yesterday I noticed they were sprouting just like the celery.  I mist them with warm water every night and I have them sitting in front of a sunny window.

green onion scraps

green onion scraps

 

They grow so fast.

They grow so fast.

Little green onions in the dead of winter.

Little green onions in the dead of winter.

celery re-growth

celery re-growth

This is the last celery root I started and you can already see the green sprouting.  Can you really ever have too much celery?

I’ll post how they’re doing in a couple or three weeks.  Won’t it be great not having to add this to my grocery list in the winter time?!?!