May 30, 2014

Over on eHow: Make a Self Sustaining Edible Kitchen Garden

You might already know we are big fans of trying to regrow different kinds of fruits, vegetables and greens from the kitchen scraps otherwise tossed in the trashbin. We've seen great successes with regrowing plants like celery, green onions, sweet potatoes, bok choy, garlic, horseradish root, avocados and even pineapples using little more than water and sun.

Today we're sharing how to create a self-sustaining edible kitchen garden in our latest post for eHow.

We re-sprouted and planted the bases of celery, romaine lettuce and green onions — all grouped together and growing in a Terracotta planter for our kitchen. From here we can snip lettuce leaves, celery stalks and onion tips as needed for salads and cooking, then watch the remaining plants regenerate themselves over and over. It's truly the planter that just keeps on giving!

This was such a simple planting project to make and can be found newly featured with step-by-step instructions for making one of your own right here, on eHow.

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  1. Just discovered your site. Loving all the kitchen scrap growing tips!! Top of my list? All of them... Haha!

  2. I've been so busy getting pieces made up for the big craft fair I'm going to be in this fall, that I haven't kept up with most of my blogs. Just read this one, and and the one about preparing for the fall garden. If you are wanting to get more into your gardening, may I suggest this blog. This couple really has it together for doing thing green and recycling when they can. And they have some marvelous recipes both for dishes and for canning.

    1. Thanks Judy we will definitely be checking this out! Have a great weekend!

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  4. I almost forgot, Cleo said to tell Basil he looks quite distinguished in his photo on the right!

  5. Hope this doesn't double post...sorry if it does.
    I also live in VA just farther North. I live in a West facing condo that have hardly gets direct sunlight. Even pansies have died. Love the tips for green onion,celery growing from a glass of water. Would like to do container fruit & veggies but don't know what if any kind would survive. Anything that helps keep food costs down is what I am interested in. Any suggestions for growing in the Alexandria VA area? Unfortunately we didn't get an East facing unit....that's also the side that gets satellite and dish tv. Please don't let that be the only direction that you grow anything in too! I can't sell and move fast enough...unfortunately it will take a few years so need to make do with what I have. Anything from kitchen scraps on up to real plants is appreciated!
    Love love this site 😊

  6. It's good to see the plants in soil, taking up nutrients and doing well. A lot of the instructions I've seen suggest leaving them in water. I found your blog through Stumble this morning and am going to spend more time here with an extra cuppa.


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