I like Pinterest and have found some interesting ideas on there. Last year, I read an article about growing food from food scraps. I put the end of the celery (stabbed with two toothpicks) into a shallow dish with a little bit of water. Last year, I started 3 celery and 1 grew to this monster below. Growing food scraps sounds so easy and it is, but it isn’t 100% successful. Only 1 out of 3 celery last year grew. This season, I have successfully started Romaine lettuce, cabbage, beets and celery again from food scraps. I attempted to grow asparagus and broccoli but was unsuccessful. The reason, I think they didn’t grow, because I had a little helper submerge them in water which caused them to rot. 🙂 You do need to change the water daily or at least every other day. I didn’t realize she had submerged them in water and it was two days time before I checked on them and then it was too late.
Here are some pics of my less successful attempts–broccoli and asparagus. I will try them again since they did show signs of starting to root.
So have fun experimenting with growing food from food scraps! Here is a great resource for more food to try growing from food scraps: http://cookingstoned.tv/blog/2014/02/food-that-magically-regrows-itself-from-kitchen-scraps/. Comment below with what you have grown from food scraps, we would love to hear from you!