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!)|
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.
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.