Friday, March 2, 2012

growing your veggie scraps

cut greens from your veggie roots
I love having plants in the house; they look great, fill the house with life (and oxygen). I recently started growing plants in my kitchen from clippings of our left over grocery’s (I got this idea on pinterest). The kids love this because it is super easy to get up, they can watch them grow and it is fast. We are currently growing celery and onions, next we are going to try potatoes avocado and lemons.
add roots to jar with some water
It is super easy; first take your left over veggies clippings, in this case scallions. Cut off the green and take your white bottoms with the roots attached and place them in a cup or bowl of water. We prefer to use mason jars because they are clear so that the kids can watch the entire growing process.

Place in a sunny location and make sure to keep your roots in water. When your new veggies sprout cut and add to your dinner!!!

Happy green growing (and eating)


  1. This is a great idea! What other veggies can you do this with?

  2. I am doing it with onions and celery but I have read you can do it with Radishes, potatoes, garlic, onions, summer squash and peas!!