Gardening Without Seeds From the Store


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No-Waste Kitchen Gardening is a fun and colorful exploration of the amazing results you can get by re-growing vegetable cutoffs and scraps into harvestable, edible plants.

Stop tossing your carrot stumps, loose cilantro sprigs, lettuce and cabbage stalks, and apple cores in the trash! The expert advice in No-Waste Kitchen Gardening, gives you all the instruction and tricks you’ll need to grow and re-propagate produce from food waste. You’ll be astonished at how much food waste you can re-grow.

You’ll also find some helpful general information about growing indoors and maintaining your re-grown plants. Two-part photo instructions show first what the root, chunk seed, or leaf should look like when you re-plant it, and second, when to harvest or re-plant it in soil to continue growing.

Edibles big and small, quick to grow and those that take a big longer, are included, so you can pick and choose which projects to take on. A few of the many plants profiled include:
Green onions
Cut back on your food waste, cultivate your own food easily, and maybe even share gardening with a new generation, all with the advice from No-Waste Kitchen Gardening.

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So I was thinking about my garden and tallying up what I spent on getting it going, and the thought came to me.  What if I couldn’t get seeds next Spring?  So I bought some more seed packets to save, organic ones.  Not sure if they’re the same as heirloom seeds.  Because most of the seeds you buy in the gardening section of your local big box store will not provide seeds which can grow your garden next year.  Crazy, huh?

What if there’s a break in the supply chain?  What if we can’t get seeds next Spring for whatever reason?  Pandemics stink in so many ways it’s not even funny.

Then, I remembered I bought garlic and sweet potatoes in the produce section of my grocery store because my niece told me to after I complained about not finding the seeds.  She said to get Organic, because not sprayed with growth retardant.  So far, so good.  Then, I started wondering about other ways to grow veggies without seeds.

If you have a windowsill, you can grow lettuce, radishes, and peas in fairly short order and repeatedly over the season.  If you can’t get to the store or they’re out or you’re worried about contamination of fresh veggies off the shelf, you’ve got it covered.  It’s cool.  You’re good.

But what if you have no seeds?  First, I found this lady on YouTube who teaches all kinds of things about basic good food preparation, including growing veggies from kitchen scraps.  Check it out-   10 Vegetables You Can Grow From Kitchen Scraps

It’s magical!  Not really, of course.  It’s science and it’s what’s for dinner, if you know what you’re doing.  I don’t know, but I can learn.

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