posted on Nov, 3 2012 @ 07:11 PM
Originally posted by fnpmitchreturns
I was poking around and saw this article about regrowing food from scraps. My thought that if the SHTF and we lose power for a long period and the
weather permitting e person might be able to grow some food out of left over scraps found?
Various plants (in no particular order) that you can regrow from the food you already have! Woot! Way to reuse and recycle! I constantly have green
onions and celery growing. (And potatoes/sweet potatoes but that just because they decided to do that in my pantry) Do you guys regrow any of your
and more ...
if it is rotted and not edible .... regrow it!
This is a good idea, but let's be practical. You do not grow an 'apple' from seeds unless you've got several years to wait and a place for the
I'm a seed saver. I grow almost all of our vegetables from seeds I've saved from the previous year's garden. But what you really need to
concentrate on, if there is going to be a shortage of food is the plants that will give you a lot of food in a short time, no? Think first of
sprouts like mung bean, broccoli, cress, and alfalfa. You can have a ton of fresh veggies in a few days on any sunny windowsill. Then, think the
'cut and come again' crops like lettuces, kale, spinach and chard. Most of these are pretty easy to grow from seed, but you can't get the seeds
from a rotting plant in the refrigerator. Good reason to have some on hand.
As far as re-growing a carrot from one in the frig...why? It's kind of like replanting one onion. Yeah, it might sprout, but why do you wish to
resprout the bulb? You eat the bulb. You eat the carrot root. It's like a radish. It's a one trick pony, folks.
If you're going to plant pumpkins, you need a LOT of space and they take from spring until fall to give you what? A few pumpkins. Which rot pretty
fast. Better use of limited space would be to grow butternut squash which lasts for up to 6 months after harvest. It's a nice thing to store for the
winter. Washing and drying seeds from them is easy.
And those of you who like the idea of a winter garden, you can winter over kale and chard and carrots (the kind you planted from seed in the spring).
We will have fresh kale any time we want it all winter, even under snow. And now it is still not too late in the north to plant your garlic crop for
next year. It needs to go in NOW so it can be ready for harvest by the next summer.
It's cool to experiment with the veggies you have in the refrigerator to see what they can do. It's fun to watch seeds sprout. We eat a lot of
avocados and the compost pile is a thicket of doomed avocado trees right now. LOL But if you're interested in growing food that will actually make
a difference for you and your family, 'dig' deeper and choose wisely what you plant.