4 Easy Ways to Reduce Plant Waste
Did you know America wastes 31% of its food supply? That’s ONE THIRD! The best way to give thanks for our food is to not waste it. Today I’m sharing four easy ways to reduce your plant waste and make sure you are using every little bit of it. It’s time to stop the waste.
Regrow Your Plants
Did you know most plants will regrow if you put them in water? Root vegetables like onions, carrots, and radishes will regrow their greens, which you can then turn into a houseplant or use for garnish or condiments.
You can also regrow leafy greens like lettuce and chives!
Regrowing your plants is a fun experiment for your children since growth typically happens quickly!
Make Vegetable Broth
You know the scraps you peel into the garbage? Or the ugly ends of vegetables? Those call all be saved in the freezer, boiled with a bay leaf, and made into vegetable broth! My favorite vegetables to use are onions, carrots, tomatoes, and celery. Just boil altogether for four hours and then freeze! Vegetable broth isn’t expensive, but there is something special about putting scraps together to make something yummy.
Start A Compost Pile
Compost your veggie scraps! Compost is decomposed organic matter that is turned into rich soil. Composting is a great way to use the plant scraps you have and in return helps grow future plants (if you are gardening).
Create Health And Beauty Products
You can make your own scrap apple vinegar for cleaning. Save the citrus peels and to make dried zest or infuse in alcohol.
These are all simple ways to reduce your plant waste. When we are more intentional with how we are using what we buy, we buy better and we make use of it.