I have fond memories of the pride I felt as a little girl from saving our white potato skins,
replanting them, watching them grow–but most of all–eating my potatoes.
I also remember immersing avocado pits in water with toothpicks to grow lovely new plants
But many years have passed and I got away from doing that.
Well, it’s time to get back that smart, eco-friendly practice!
While many of us think of food scraps—such as carrot tops, onion bottoms, and the tips
of romaine hearts or pineapples—as waste (or future fertilizer), these food parts can be
easily planted, regrown and enjoyed all over again.
As the saying goes: one person’s trash isn’t necessarily just another’s treasure –in the case
of food scraps, it can be the gift of new life.
Not sure what to plant or how to start?
From avocado, basil, cabbage, bok choy, celery and cilantro to pineapples, pumpkins, onions,
mushrooms and more, use the tips in this handy infographic to reduce waste, save money,
and build self-sufficiency by growing real food from scraps.
Have you ever saved scraps and regrown them in your home?
What did you grow?
Share your thoughts and comments with us.