Hello again from the Garden (3)

Edible House Plants

Did you know that you can grow some fruit and vegetables from kitchen scraps that you would normally throw away? Just cut off the tops or bottoms and put them in a bowl of water on a sunny window.


For Carrots, Turnips, Parsnips, Radishes, Beetroot, Pineapple, cut off the tops (about an inch or two) and place in a shallow bowl off water.

For Scallions, Celery, Leeks, Onions,Lettuce, cut off the bottom ( with the roots attached, about an inch or two) and place in a shallow dish of water.

After a couple of weeks, you can see here the Celery, the Leek and in particular the Scallions did excellently. The carrot was a bit sad to begin with and never took off, so I tried 4 new carrots and two have taken.

You can also pot them up in compost. The carrot won’t grow into a carrot, but it looks very pretty. Fresh is best, so after a few days, if nothing is happening, try another one.

It’s easy, it’s free and you can see the results in a couple of days, so give it a try.