A Nest for All Seasons A Nest for All Seasons: SO...you don't think planting things from your pantry really works...

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24 February 2012

SO...you don't think planting things from your pantry really works...

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Innnnn case you were wondering if it actually worked....

Yes, yes it does work!  Planting pantry items nets new houseplants (for free!!!) and often will produce actual FOOD for you (remember last year's POTATO crop?).  Here is my ginger plant...all grown up (well half grown up) and I have many more shoots putting up stems.  It looks a bit like lemongrass when it first emerges, but quickly morphs into an elongated leaf similar to a canna lily.

(Did you miss the ginger planting? Check it out right HERE!)
My beet tops??  They are doing well too, putting out new leaves at a rapid pace. 
These could be harvested now to eat, or I can let them grow and hope for beets!

Here are the pantry potatoes I planted in my WINTER POTS.  They are growing quickly, but the growth is spindly due to the low level of light they are getting in this window.  I turn them regularly so they don't lean completely in one direction, but I am kind of fighting a losing battle.  Once milder weather hits (which seems like it could be any day now!), I can move these outside, give them a trim and they should bounce back. 

If not, what have I wasted??  2 sprouted potatoes from the pantry.   Not bad says I.

In other gardening news, I found the best deal at Costco. 6 pairs of Wells Lamont garden gloves for $8.99. That is a fabulous deal! They are the 'jelly belly' kind of gloves that I love and couldn't find replacements for for about 2 years. Now I have 6 pairs for less than $2 each. Beat that WalMart!

If you would like your very own set, check out your local Costco or you can just buy them through Amazon (though they cost a couple dollars more).

PS -- This ain't no sponsored post...I'm just really excited about this wham slam deal.
However, if you purchase them from amazon, I get a cut. So go buy a few, why don't you? 

...and if you are wondering...yes I did ask for the gloves as a Mother's Day credit present...so what? You do weird things too...


Miss Kitty Friday, February 24, 2012  

Hi Amy! That is so much fun to see the progress of your kitchen plants! I bought 2 sets of those garden gloves when I saw them at Costco last week...they are adorable. I don't garden enough to use them all but I am going to give them to some garden-y friends. As always, love your photography.

DGMommy Tamara Sunday, February 26, 2012  

Oh, I want to do winter pots! Inspiration!

I've asked for a wheel-barrow for mother's day, so, you're not that weird!

Jen Sunday, February 26, 2012  

Hi Amy, I love the posts about planting things you have in your kitchen. I also heard lemongrass and of course the spring onions bounce back easily. I cannot wait to try them out myself. Thanks, Jen

Torviewtoronto Sunday, February 26, 2012  

lovely winter pots looks wonderful

Gotta Knit! Wednesday, December 19, 2012  

Thanks! Got so many great ideas. Never thought of attempting to grow ginger or beet leaves. I know what I am doing this weekend.

Amy Renea Thursday, December 20, 2012  

oh YAY! There is nothing that makes me quite as excited as someone trying to grow pantry plants :) Please please come back and tell me how it goes!

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