She Took My Leftover Dinner Scraps And Built A Garden That Feeds Her Whole Family : AWM

She Took My Leftover Dinner Scraps And Built A Garden That Feeds Her Whole Family

When it comes to eating healthfully, nothing beats growing your fruits and vegetables. Because you know everything that went into growing the food, you are only feeding your family the most wholesome and delicious items. Keeping a garden can also help lower your stress levels as it gives you something to do mindfully. But if you don’t have a garden and want to start one OR you want some quick tips to make it easier, you should read about these plants.

You can buy these items at the grocery store and plant them in your garden.


Keep the root end of your onion. Then plant it in some soil. When it gets strong plant it in your garden.


With a bit of patience, you can watch these buried roots sprout.

Sweet potatoes

These sprout from the green shoots that grow on the potatoes. Save money when you cultivate just half a sweet potato and plant your own.


Want something easy to grow? Basil is your plant. Grow store-bought basil in a container and then transfer it to a pot.


Bury the eyes of the potato under a few inches of soil. Give them your attention.


Save your turnip tops to grow these root vegetables.


Although it’s picky about its soil, grow your own at home.


Save tomato seeds and start them in potting soil. Replant the seedlings once they’re grown.


When you save the bottom of the cabbage head, you can grow your own. Put them in some water and leave it somewhere sunny. Leaves will sprout after a few days. And that’s the sign to plant it in the dirt.


Like cabbage, give lettuce some sun near the window and watch it feed your family. It’ll sprout leaves with some water. Romaine is the best for growing at home.


Save your lemon seeds if you want to grow a tree. Get the organic variety.


If you’re in the right climate, grow your own from the fruit’s crown.


Garlic cloves are great for recycling. Store them in a glass of water until they’re ready to be transferred into the soil.


Celery is one of the easiest vegetables to grow from home. Add water to the celery bottom and let it sprout a new plant. Just keep it on your windowsill.


Cut a stalk of mint and put it in the water to sprout. Then transfer it to the soil when it’s ready.


Bell peppers and spicier varieties love the sunny part of your kitchen.


With the stems and stalks of store-bought mushrooms, you can grow your own stash. But they need a warm, humid environment. If you have that, give it a shot.

Green onions (scallions)

Grow your own when you purchase these in the store. Use a shot glass with some water to grow these tasty herbs.


Save your carrot tops. Then put them in shallow water and let them sprout. Plant these to grow new carrots.


If you’re in the right climate, you can grow your own avocado. Save a pit and let it sit in water until it starts to germinate. Then plant it in the sun.

What vegetable will you grow at home?