One of the biggest reasons to support the organic farming industry is the quality of the fruits and vegetables that we get from organic farms. Given the fact that more people are looking to prepare their own meals instead of eating out for the sake of their health, it makes sense why organic products are so highly in demand nowadays.
However, if you really want to support the organic industry, you need to go beyond simply buying these products and work on embodying the concept of sustainability that the organic farming industry is advocating. One way to do this is by reusing the organic kitchen scraps that you get for other purposes.
Celery is a really simple plant that you can grow from your kitchen scraps. Once you’ve finished using up the majority of your celery, you can cut off the bottom of the celery, about an inch or two, and place it in a bowl of water by the window, in full sunlight. Over time, it will sprout, and when it does, you can simply transfer it to your garden or a pot, where you can reuse it as needed.
Green onions are always delicious when fresh, and there’s nothing quite as frustrating as buying a bundle of green onions, only to forget about it in your crisper. Once you remember its existence, it is likely that they have already gone all shriveled up and dry.
If you want to have green onions on demand, you can take the bottoms and place them in a jar or water or plant them in soil. These are really easy to regrow and require little fuss or attention.
Certain types of herbs
Fresh herbs are a welcome addition to any dish, so you should consider replanting some organic herbs that you’ve purchased. Some of the easiest herbs to regrow include mint, thyme, and basil. You can easily root these in some water, and when they begin to sprout roots, you can then transfer them into some soil. Make sure to give them enough sunlight to grow properly.
Like green onions, it is easy enough to take the discarded roots of lemongrass and place them in a jar of water with some consistent sunlight. Over the next few days, you will see that it will start to sprout roots, where you can then transfer them to soil, where they are free to grow.
You can take a thumb of ginger and wait for it to grow sprouts. Once it starts to grow nubs, you can plant them in potting soil, where you can see it grow. When it begins to grow large enough, you can slice off parts as needed.