GARDENING PROPAGATION

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February 21st, 2013 2 Comments
Little green sprouts after only a few days.

Little green sprouts after only a few days.

I seem to be on a propagation kick lately, but that’s that always a bad thing.  😉  It’s my belief that one way to be healthier, and richer in the wallet, is to plant as many edible things as you can.  After all, prices in the store don’t seem to be slowing in their increase.  Not to mention what it used to get that “perfect” food in the produce section of your grocer.  As a result I try my best to get at least some food fresh from my garden.


In this case it has to do with carrots.  The next time you buy a bunch of carrots from the store save the tops.  Funny how it a lot of things grow from their heads.  O_o  It’s simple to do and doesn’t take long to see results.  Cut the top of your carrots off, leaving a couple of inches to plant in the soil.  Then simply go out to a pot or garden and place the carrot, top up, water and watch the magic.  It usually only takes a couple of weeks before you see little green sprouts!

 

The carrots will produce a lovely green bushy plant that many people like as house plants.  Be aware though that doing this will not grow another carrot from the top.  It can take up two years before the carrot top produces seeds that then can be planted for more carrots.  A good saying for this is, “Don’t put off until tomorrow, what you can do today.”  Two years goes by fast, and you may be kicking yourself if you didn’t plant that carrot top because you didn’t want to wait for it to give you seeds.  😉

 

 

 

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Ah, carrots. One of the few vegetables I don’t view as “inedible”. Especially raw with a nice dip.

 

    Agreed. I love that they are slightly sweet, just as an after thought, lol. Speaking of carrots and dip, I think I have both in the fridge. May have to get to crunching.