Resourcefulness: Growing food from kitchen scraps

When you live in a family of 5, and only 1 full-time income, you have to be resourceful. I truly thank God for all that He has blessed us with; and also, for His ability to turn the bleak into tangible sustenance. I think it’s divine that you can start growing food from kitchen scraps.

Growing celeryNormally, most people would’ve tossed the end root chunk of celery into the garbage. Instead, we took it and stuck it in a bowl with water. In three days time, it visibly showed it’s growth. The thought to me was simple, yet amazing. I wanted to know what else we could grow. Turns out, the answer is A LOT. There’s a whole entire list of food that you can grow from kitchen scraps. I imagined my kitchen turning into an oasis of edible delights. Like an incubator full of veggies and ingenuity, I was stoked.

So, dearest families, near and far, I’m here to pump you up. Let’s get motivated to use all that we have, blessed by our Father, and multiplied with grace. For this reason, take the scraps of your kitchen and turn it into actual food.

Here is the lineup for growing food from kitchen scraps:

  1. Celery – Place root end in bowl with water. Use only enough liquid to keep bottom moist (1/4 inch high). Once roots appear, transfer to soil.
  2. Onion – Same deal. Place root end in bowl with water. Use only enough liquid to keep bottom moist (1/4 inch high). Once roots appear, transfer to soil.
  3. Lettuce – Guess what? Same method. Place root end in bowl with water. Use only enough liquid to keep bottom moist (1/4 inch high). Once roots appear, transfer to soil.
  4. Pineapple – Save the top and place in a bowl with water. Use only enough liquid to keep bottom moist (1/4 inch high). Once roots appear, transfer to soil.
  5. Potato – Save peels and allow to dry overnight. Then, place in dirt. In a couple of weeks, it will begin to sprout. Sometimes, if you leave a potato in your pantry too long, you will notice the process has already begun. Do not discard it. Plant it.

Lastly, remember to utilize seeds from your fresh produce as well. A little dirt and sunshine will take them a long way.  Shortly, I will post about preserving seeds and germination. Until then, I wish everyone a bountiful harvest.

Sincerely,

Fullest Mom