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Vegetable Garden on our Windowsill

Posted by Didi Gorman on

By Didi Gorman 
Images courtesy of Dafna Gorman

I first saw this idea on social media a couple of weeks ago and I thought of giving it a try. I had never realized vegetables could re-grow themselves out of their own stems like this, and anything that suggests rejuvenation and regeneration is very welcome these days, anyway.

So far, our windowsill nursery features the stems of carrots, cabbage, and celery, as well as potatoes and garlic cloves. (An old wrinkled tomato, two bell pepper cores, and a pine cone did not make it to the photo.)

The timing is good too as it’s still too early to plant in the garden at this time of year due to frost risk.

The life-force in what we usually take for mere scraps is wondrous. In due time we’ll transfer the sprouts to pots on the deck.

As a result of this fun endeavor, one of our children was inspired to take on gardening, and another decided to pursue photography. Her pictures are presented in this post.