How To Turn Your Kitchen Scraps Into A Bountiful Garden
Cailyn Finkel 3/16/2016
Instead of tossing her vegetable scraps, this smart mom does something incredible! Until now, it was a little-known gardening secret that the parts of your favorite veggies you normally discard can be used to make a wonderful garden.
Parts of certain vegetables like green onion, round onion, celery, pineapple and ginger can all be saved to start a garden like this - and the best part is that it takes practically no work! For pineapples, you just save the top and let the roots grow in a glass of water indoors for 2-3 weeks. Once the roots have sprouted, plant the pineapple top in soil outdoors and wait 18 months to harvest.
If you don't want to wait for a year and a half, you can try growing your own pot of green onions. Save the bottom scraps of the onion and let the roots sprout in a glass of water, just like the pineapple. Fortunately, the roots should be ready to plant after two or three days instead of weeks! Shortly after planting them outside, you'll see a handful of green onion sprouts pop out of the dirt!