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How to Grow Vegetables Using Kitchen Scraps!

Do you know you can grow your own vegetables from your kitchen scraps!  You can do this with Carrots, Potatoes, Scallions, Lettuce, Ginger Root and many more.

GROWING ROMAINE LETTUCE, CELERY, BOK CHOY & CABBAGE

 

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Cut 2” of the white root of the vegetable

 

 

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If the bottom section is brown, cut it off.

3Place bottom in approximately 2” of water.

Place it by a sunny window and spritz it with water weekly to keep the top of the plant moist.

Leave it in water until the roots and leaves start sprouting (approximately 7 to 10 days).

Remove the plant from the water and plant it into soil, leaving the leaves above the soil.

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Remove the plant from the water and plant it into soil, leaving the leaves above the soil.

 

GROWING LEEKS, SPRING ONIONS, SCALLIONS, AND FENNEL

 

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Take the left over white root and place it in a container with a small amount of water in it (don’t cover the entire root, it will drown!).

Place the container in a sunny window sill.

Within 3 to 5 days you will start to see new growth

 

 

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Guess what? You don’t even have to plant this one!

As the green on the vegetable grows, you can cut the green off to eat it.  As long as you l eave the white root in the container with water and refresh the water weekly, it will continue to grow.

GROWING POTATOES

 

7 You can grow any variety of potatoes you’d like, just make sure the scrap has “eyes” growing on it!

With a potato that has a lot of eyes you can chop it up into 2 inch square pieces. Make sure each piece has 1 – 2 eyes. After you’ve cut your potato into pieces leave them out in room temperature for a couple of days. Leaving the pieces out allow the cut surface area to dry out and become callous which will prevent the pieces from rotting in the ground.

Potatoes need a very nutrient-rich soil, so if you have compost you should be sure to incorporate some into your soil before you plant it. When you are planting your potato cubes make sure they are in the 8 inch depth range with the eyes facing the sky. When you back fill your hole, place 4 inches over the potato cube and leave the other 4 inches empty. Over time as your potato grows and roots begin to appear you will want to add more soil.

GROWING GINGER

 

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Just take a chunk of Ginger from your kitchen scraps and place it into the soil. Make sure the newest buds are facing up. Unlike the other plants we’ve talked about so far Ginger will enjoy filtered light rather than direct sunlight.

Soon enough you will begin to see new growth sprouting up out of the soil and under the soil roots will begin to sprawl out into the soil.

After the plant acclimates to its new home, you will be ready to harvest the next time you need Ginger. Pull the entire plant out of the soil and cut off the pieces you need, and just replant it like you did initially.

You don’t have a garden?

No problem!  You can build your own Earth Bucket to grow it in. Visit our “How To Build a KIN Earth Bucket” blog for instructions or click here.