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UPDATE: Veggie-scrap gardening

Here’s a little update on the progress and results of my first attempt at veggie-scrap gardening.

The squashes, parsley and camomile didn’t make it. Slugs and snails. I tried everything! My new tactic —for the remaining flowers/veggies— is to put fruit and veg compost ~near~ the things they like to nibble on, but far enough away to make them not want to get there. Little jerks.

I think the only reason why the celery, onions and garlic survived the slug massacre is because they simply don’t like ’em.

Before -and-after celery

celeryCelery - all grown up

Before-and-after garlic

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Green onions

straight from the garden

straight from the garden

Veggie-scrap gardening

So, I planted some of the lobbed off end bits of veggies and plopped them in the dirt to hopefully get a sprout or two, but it’s actually been quite fruitful!

Some bedraggled parsley above. After rescuing the parsley from a snail zone, it has been thriving.

I used to like snails and slugs…but they’ve been such a menace to my garden that my sentiment towards them has waned rather drastically. I’ve had to do daily Slug Patrols to relocate the little slime balls.

This little growing project was kickstarted because of this websitee. They soak their ends first…I didn’t, but it’s worked out good so far.

Anyway, here is a white onion

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Garlic

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Celery
I have coffee grounds sprinkled around the outside of the growing celery zone to keep the !#*& slugs away.

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I have some carrot ends buried too, but so far I haven’t seen any green fringe emerging from the dirt.
All you have to do is save the root ends from your veggies and put them in a soil-filled pot or plunk them right into the dirt in your garden. Water. Wait. Then…magic happens!