Based on our “adopted” son Pete’s most simplistic gardening theory (basically plant the seed of anything, or anything with a seed…also anything that starts to grow a root, like an old potato) which has been working beautifully for him, I went super cheap and super simple in starting this year’s garden. Between the new version of the white fly, which is wreaking havoc on our trees, I didn’t want to invest too much money or energy in what might be a total flop of a season. I bought some lettuce, tomato and herb seeds, and stuck em right in the ground. They seem to be growing, but what I really fell in love with watching grow this season is something everyone with a child should plant, whether you use them or not….scallions. But not from seed or plant, from the root of the scallion. Just cut and use your scallions from the store, and then when you get to the bottom part (I use the bottom inch or so) just plant it in the ground, roots down. Water regularly and within a few days, you’ll see scallions re-growing out of the soil What a great way to watch Mother Nature in action without spending any extra money.
EVERYTHING that grows out of the ground, or on trees, is chock full of vitamins and minerals…even the little scallion It a good source of Thiamin, Riboflavin, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Potassium and Manganese. And one thing I have learned about kids and adults alike, is that if you grow it yourself, you will almost always like it, even if you didn’t before! Vegetable gardening is a great way to get your family to eat theirs!
Make it a great Vegan Thursday. Eat kind, be kind!