|Three Budding Romain Hearts|
|Romain Hearts Get a Second Chance|
I've tried with different little artisan heads, and they all seem to do well. I'm so in love with this idea, I plant a head or two a day.
Apparently, you can do the same thing with lots of different vegetables! I tried leeks. I cut them too far down and damaged the center of the leaves (Does that make sense? I cut into the part that holds all the leaves all together. When you cut, you want to see the tiny leaves all the way to the center of the lettuce or leek). It started sprouting more roots, but it started attracting bugs so I ditched it. I'm trying again this week and will let you know if it works!
Here are some vegetables I hear tell you can re-grow:
- Bok Choy
- Basil (I have done that. Just take your little basils out of the plastic and put them in water and they grow roots! Even if you don't plant them, they stay much fresher much longer.)
- Sweet Potato
- Potato (Melissa? Nonie?)
- Avocado (?!)
- Pineapples (just cut and plant the top, although I guess it takes a couple years. Fun to have a pineapple plant, though!)
- Tomatoes/Peppers (anything with seeds)
And also, if it has seeds... (this is probably illegal) try planting them! I was frustrated that my pepper seedlings weren't coming up, so when I was cutting a store bought pepper, I just plopped all the seeds in a little pot with some good dirt and they came up! Wow! (You can tell I'm new to this garden thing, I'm surprised every time I put a seed in the ground and up comes a plant.)
|Happy First Day of Summer!|
Have you given new life to any of your kitchen scraps? What has worked and what hasn't?