Growing Food From Scraps

So this year I successfully saved a few seeds, planted them, grew plants, and ate them! This is a big deal for little ole me who is still learning which plants are edible. Not to mention I don’t know which part of the plant you eat.

Then there was the whole, is a pit a seed, which part of the potato sprout goes where and what the heck is that thing growing?!

It is so surprising to me how little I know about the food I eat. Sure I can tell you some cool chemistry stuff about the food or the politics of Big Agriculture but I still am clueless (or it doesn’t come natural to remember) whats in season when and where its grown. 

So, to make my life SUPER EASY, I’ve started using the food I already eat that was already grown organically. I started with onions, I just kept them growing right on the counter in a little glass of water. I”ve sprouted chia and beans in the past but my family doesn’t dig those so cannot wait to try some more of these money saving ideas. 

Live on, frugal green! Take back our food supply and share the bounty…

Thank you Bountiful Food Baskets Food Co-op and The Healthy Hybrid:

Never heard of Bountiful Baskets Food Co-op? Go to to find out more!

From The Healthy Hybrid:


Potatoes/Sweet Potatoes- 

Green Onions- 

Leeks- same technique as green onions

Carrot Tops- 


Romaine Lettuce- Same technique as celery

Cabbage- Same technique as celery


Avocado – 





Bonus: Bok Choy – 

I’ve been doing some of these for years but haven’t really been as dedicated as I *need* to be. I mean there is nothing more frugal than using all your food to grow more food, pretty good investment!

There is even a tutorial on How to Grow Your Own Garden from Kitchen Scraps.

Cannot wait to spend winter sprouting our kitchen green with the kiddies.

Have any more ideas? Leave us all your wisdom in the comments.


About anderzoid

Life is Bittersweet. God is love, the rest is minor. Ever evolving. Incorporating the ancient & alien into the home environment.
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