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Growing Fresh Food From Supermarket Scraps


| 9/22/2016 10:03:00 AM


 

Cherry tomatoes grown from seeds which we saved from store-bought tomatoes.

There is no doubt it’s always best to buy high-quality seeds from a reputable source. It’s reliable, you know exactly what you’re getting, and the germination rate is high. Why, then, bother to plant vegetables from supermarket scraps?

Simple: It’s easy, it’s free, and it’s incredibly fun and satisfying to take something that would otherwise end up in the garbage bin (or at best, in the compost pile) and turn it into a source for homegrown food.

Many people mistakenly think that supermarket vegetables are sterile. Not so – if you plant fully developed seeds from ripe vegetables, they will grow and produce with proper care. However, many of those vegetables are hybrids, so you have no way of knowing what you’ll get until you try.



Growing Tomatoes from Store-Bought Produce



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