Thursday, February 6, 2014

Windowsill Garden

It's cold outside- I'm sure you've noticed.  Even Florida has noticed. You got snow, Florida.  Don't deny it.

I'm working on a windowsill garden.  It's not much- a few scallions I saved before the bag I purchased went bad are happily growing in a small half pint mason jar.   Fun story- scallions regrow themselves very easily.  Even if you start with just the white bulb, a tiny bit of root and about an inch of stem, stick it in a jar with a little water, let it get some sun, and boom- new stems to be harvested and enjoyed!

In another half pint mason jar is a few stems of Cilantro.  I'm trying to root it, because it supposedly can be done.  I'm running in to problems, and have no idea why.  So far the first few stems eventually turned yellow and died, all without producing a root. Hopefully this set will do better- I use cilantro rarely, so it kills me to buy a bundle and have most of it go to waste, even if it is only a dollar or so.

I have a few inner pieces of Romaine lettuce left in the fridge from a head we purchased last week.  I plan on cutting the stem down to just a few inches and placing it in water.  From what I've seen, in just a few weeks the head of Romaine will regrow itself!

What a great way to have a small garden in the winter and stretch your dollar even farther!


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