GMO Information and Vegetables That Grow from Kitchen Scraps
My two raised bed gardens can be viewed from my kitchen window. Usually by this time of year in South Texas the garden production would soon be ready to cease. However, this year with a much cooler spring than would be considered normal, our harvest has not yet peaked.
My eight tomato plants are producing green tomatoes, although with our nights now getting warmer they do not seem to be setting many flowers. The peppers and squash have yet to show any fruit and my swiss chard will soon be impacted by the heat. As I have shared before, I find gardening in Texas to be a challenge, yet I continue to persevere.
Recently my determination has been increased by the cautions I have read on the internet, on the radio, and even a source emailed to me by a family member. I am no expert on this subject and am just beginning my own journey of sorts to try to understand what the real truth is in regards to adulteration of our food supply. This information does however encourage me to consider how to be more effective in growing more of our own food.
Recently I came across this information on how to take some simple vegetables many of us purchase and eat on a regular basis, and use the scraps to reproduce the vegetable. I really find this idea intriguing! With all honesty, I have tried to re-grow green onions before in a glass with little success, but next time I make a green onion purchase, I am going to try growing a few bulbs in my raised bed. Although I do not buy everything organic, I do believe I will make organic purchases of any vegetables I want to try to re-plant.
Also, I think you might find this article about PLU codes and how the vegetables you are purchasing in the grocery store are grown. I do want to be sure to make clear I am not recommending any of these websites as I have no personal knowledge of them nor am I seeking to present myself as any kind of expert on the topics. My point is just to share some of the areas that I am giving some thought and research to in the midst of the busyness of daily life.
Please do share if you have tried re-planting any vegetables at your house and tips or cautions your experience could offer.