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.
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.