We've given up on gardening here due to health issues and the fact that the critters eat everything we try to grow. So, I've tried something new, and to my surprise, it WORKS!
I placed the bottoms of a celery bunch and an onion in a planter box that's over my kitchen sink. The celery has grown back and is about 18 inches tall now! I'm so excited! The leaves are beautiful. The onion bottom has sprouted and has about 4 inches of green growth. Normally I would have tossed this, but instead it is growing me free food.
Post by eyeofthestorm on Feb 15, 2021 6:53:16 GMT -6
Mountainma, I did this last March, and the onions provided us with scallions for several months. It was great.
Another thought: I had some sweet potatoes sprout. I took all the starts and put them in containers. I'd read that you could eat the leaves. I figured, worst case scenario, I'd have pretty vines. We didn't eat many of the leaves - I found they didn't have a lot of flavor. The texture was very soft, like cooked mustard greens.
But - much to my surprise - almost *every* container grew at least one sweet potato! I never thought a sweet potato would grow in a window box or hanging planter!
I discovered this too late - some of the potatoes were getting soft from winter weather. I'm sure they'd've been fine in the ground, rather than pots. But next year, I'l check much sooner!