Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Gardening Via the Grocery Store

  • separate out a garlic bulb into cloves and plant them
  • use the tops of the green onions/shallots/leeks/etc, leaving 3-4" of the bottom, and plant the bottoms
  • basil readily roots from cuttings (aka the fresh herb packs), and a lot of other herbs will too
  • plant pepper seeds, this works best if you buy a yellow, orange or red pepper - green peppers are under-ripe and the seeds are less viable 
  • you can also plant seeds from tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, eggplant... and other things with seeds
    you will get a better result if you use seeds from heirloom/non-hybrid veggies as some hybrid seeds won't fruit at all while others will give you a different fruit than the parent
  • if your onions or potatoes bolt in the cupboard you can plant them
Other ideas?

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