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From Kitchen Scrap to Garden Bounty: Over a Dozen Regenerating Veggies to Save You $$$$

 20140627_131127Like everyone else who plunks down hard-earned money for organic produce, I want to get the most from my purchase. I use the calendar on my Tablet to plan meals in order to reduce waste, carefully wash and repackage fruits and vegetables so that they last longer, and I wrap the stems of each individual banana with plastic wrap. See? I’m really trying here! So when I found out that I could plant kitchen scraps right in my aquaponics systems, I was happier than a hen in a locust swarm. nike homme pas cher iphone 8 case rubber batman Here’s how:20140729_172150Food is expensive. Period. iphone 8 plus case stripes There are many ways of stretching out your produce and I’ve tried a bunch of them. I made broth from scraps and soups from leftovers, yet a lot of the produce ended up in the compost bucket. magasin uggs pas cher en ligne This frustrated me to no end. moncler sitemap We are saving for our retirement farm, after all, and groceries make up a huge hunk of each paycheck (after mortgage, insurance, etc.) so anything I can do to whittle down that bill is… puma pas cher well… puma chaussure 2018 money. (Insert Trent from Swingers: “You’re so money, baby, and you don’t even know it.”). chaussure timberland femme mophie case iphone 7 This simple method of growing more groceries from kitchen scraps makes perfect sense and it’s so easy that you’ll kick yourself for not do it before now. Of course, you don’t need an aquaponics system for this to work. chaussure nike cortez cheap iphone 6 charger case You can simply set the base of your celery/lettuce in a bowl of water and spray them with water every so often (be sure the bowl is in a sunny spot). doudoune moncler pas cher Once they have roots, you can relocate them to your garden or patio planters. ugg australia With aquaponics, there’s no need for the bowls of water or waiting to transplant. nike chaussure Instead, you can simply place the cuttings directly into the growing media and walk away. Achat Puma phone cases for iphone 6 qoutes To give you an idea of how long it takes for sprouting in our aquaponics system, I planted and photographed a Romaine lettuce scrap on the 29th of July. chaussures asics pas cher minnie mouse ears phone case iphone 620140729_172258Here it is on the 3rd of August with several sprouted leaves and a great amount of growth:20140803_093331Just think, that would have gone in the compost pile and now it’s regenerated! This works with bean sprouts, bok choy, cabbage, celery, fennel, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, lettuce, mushrooms (from the stalk), and onions. Canada Goose France Carrots, parsnips, turnips, and radishes may be started using the tops. ugg outlet france Now, I leave you with this picture from my Saturday morning hike with Caleb.

  • MaryJo Banks - Love this. You are the best writer. Love reading your stories!ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen - That is a toad, I think : )

    This is a great resource – I am looking forward to launching my own sprouts, and researching aquaponics as a way to start them.ReplyCancel

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