It has been two weeks since I started my latest gardening experiment. There’s no point in trying to hide the truth from you: I’m growing groceries from what some would call garbage. Yes, that’s right: I’m growing celery from the trimmings that usually end up in the compost bin or garbage pile.
While that may sound crazy, here’s something even crazier: it’s actually working. The celery has sprouted several stalks since last week. Small roots are taking hold on the underside and if this continues I hope to be planting the whole thing in a few weeks.
In fact, the celery is making such amazing progress that I decided to add another item to the growing tray. This time, I added a piece from the end of a head of organic romaine lettuce. In less than five days, the romaine has already started to grow new leaves and roots.
I can’t wait to see what kind of transformation these specimens will make during the next week. Right now I’m off to scavenge in the refrigerator. I know that there must be something else I could add to this edible experiment.