Looking for a fun, educational project for the kids or just something different for your indoor garden? Try growing plants from kitchen scraps.
We’ve all heard of soaking and rooting avocado seeds indoors. Did you know you can also grow apple and lemon trees from seed? Pineapple tops transform into attractive plants and yams create a long, handsome vine. In every kitchen garbage bin there is a garden waiting to be planted.
It’s easy and fun to grow new plants with leftover fruits and vegetables. Here’s how:
|Plant six to 12 seeds in a high quality
potting soil. Press the seeds into the soil slightly and cover with a
thin layer of soil. Keep moist. Apples may take a month or more to
germinate; be patient.|
Next, plant the avocado in soil. Be careful not to damage the roots by making a hole in the soil before sliding the plant in. Gently fill the hole with soil and tamp lightly. To encourage the avocado tree to grow full and bushy, pinch off new leaves. For every two new leaves pinched, four should grow in their place.