Growing Food from Waste

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April 29, 2013

Magically Growing Foods from WasteI took the advice from a blog about growing food from scraps and started to grow my own veggies.

The avocado stone has yet to root but this is only after about 10 days. I have been told it might take a month to show a root. I cut off the top of a 2 litre plastic bottle and it sits upside down with the stone resting where the cap is -resting inside a pot.


I am hoping for the Romaine lettuce to flourish and it seems to be doing really well. I am not sure what's going on with the fennel! Just change the water everyday and you see results very quickly.

Oh and I had some of those onion greens with my mashed potatoes tonight. Delicious!

Magically Growing Foods from Waste
Magically Growing Foods from Waste


May 9, 20130 found this helpful
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An avocado seed takes up to a month to sprout. I have planted three so far. In good light one is getting to be about 3 feet tall.

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July 9, 2018

When you are finished with the bunch of celery, put it in a glass of water to root. Then put it in a pot with potting soil.


When it gets bigger plant in the ground. Water it regularly and you will have celery.

Growing Celery From Kitchen Scraps - celery growing the garden


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October 10, 2017

Make your vegetables go further by re-growing them. The trimmings of certain vegetables will grow again if you put them in a pot of compost, place them on your windowsill and keep them watered. The photo shows celery leaves grown from the base of a bunch of celery.

A potted vegetable next to the root end of a celery bunch.



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March 10, 2019

I have been reading about growing lettuce, cabbage, and onions from scraps. Have you tried? What works best? What to avoid to prevent failure?


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March 10, 20190 found this helpful

I have done this successfully. I did it with celery.

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April 10, 2017

Don't toss an onion just because it has started to sprout. Plant it in your garden for some fresh onion leaves. This is a page about planting a sprouting onion.

Replanting a Sprouting Onion - lying on top of soil

May 3, 2012

This page is about growing windowsill celery hearts. Fresh celery greens on your windowsill are easy to start and convenient for a quick addition to your meals.

Windowsill Celery Hearts

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