So one of the things that you can grow from kitchen scraps is leeks. All you have to save is the smallest part of the white with the attached roots. You know, that part that you cut off and throw in the trash or compost pile. Put it in water and watch it sprout. Once mine sprouts up good, I moved them to a raised bed outside that gets lots of light.
Now when I want leeks, I simply walk out my front door and snip off a plant or two about an inch above the ground. Within days, it had already sprouted right back up from the stump. With four plants, I’ve had all the leeks I’ve wanted this summer. However, I didn’t really understanding how to cook with them. Since I’ve had them and learned how they flavor food, I’m going to need more. With that in mind, the next time I go to the grocery store, I’ll pick up a bundle and pop the scraps into water, which brings me to my next thought.
I’ve already started noticing a yellow tinge to the leaves, which is always my first cue that fall is here. I’m going to want leeks this winter. Instead of adding this new bunch to the established bed in the yard, I think, I’ll try to start them in a planter in the window.
Once, I get the ones started in the window, I’ll probably try to bring the ones in the yard into the house. We shall see how that works out for me.