Thursday, October 29, 2015

Growing, Regrowing and Multiplying Your Food

A while back I ran across the idea of regrowing your food from kitchen scraps. I thought it was a great idea! I never had any good motivation to get my experimentation started, however, until my brother started his. Recently my brother has been doing some experimentation on his blog (Saving Money By the Numbers) regarding cloning using cuttings and rooting new herbs from existing stems. The way I see it, if you can use what otherwise would be thrown away to grow new food, you have an endless food supply. Although some of the ideas explored may be somewhat impractical, it is interesting, nonetheless, that the ability exists. This page will serve as the index for my experiments, which is why it is still incomplete.





Saving Seeds

Cantaloupe, Honeydew, and other Muskmelons
Watermelon
Cucumbers and Summer Squash
Pumpkins and Winter Squash
Tomatoes, Tomatillos and Potatoes
Peppers
Strawberries, Raspberries and Blackberries

Seeds That You Forgot Were Seeds

Avocado Pits
Peanuts
Beans, Chickpeas, Lentils, and other Legumes
Popcorn
Coconuts

Herbs to Root from Stems

Parsley
Oregano
Rosemary
Basil
Cilantro
Sage
Thyme
Mint

Clones from Cuttings

Fruit Trees
Fruiting Vines
Fruit Bushes

Save the Bottoms!

Celery
Lettuce
Cabbage
Green Onions and Leeks

Save the Tops!

Carrots, Turnips, Parsnips and other Root Vegetables
Pineapples

You Can Grow a Tree from That?

Peach, Apricot, Nectarine, and Plum Pits
Cherry Pits
Whole Tree Nuts
Apple and Pear Seeds
Citrus Seeds

Bust It Up and Stick It in the Ground!

Garlic
Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, and Yams
Ginger