Growing Lettuce from Scraps
Lettuce, Bok Choy and cabbage are relatively easy to grow from scraps. Instead of throwing out those leftover leaves, simply place them in a bowl with just a bit of water in the bottom. Keep the bowl somewhere that gets good sunlight and mist the leaves with water a couple of times each week. After 3 or 4 days, you will notice roots beginning to appear along with new leaves. When this happens you can transplant your lettuce or cabbage in soil
Tips for Planting a Garden
Not only should you do some research on what will grow in your area, but plot out where the garden can go. Is it full sun? Partial sun? Shade? What type of soil do you have? Will you have to enhance it? And make sure the plants you grow are compatible.
Stagger Your Garden so everything doesn’t harvest or bloom at once. Plant for some early season vegetables or flowers, mid season and late season. That way you will have produce and flowers all season long.
Growing Peaches from leftover seeds
Peaches, nectarines and plums can all be grown from their seeds. Note that it does take a couple of years before you will be able to get any fruit from trees that you grow from seed but it will definitely be worth it if you begin now. You just have to dry the seeds out very well to prepare them for planting and plant them in a nutrient rich soil and in an area that gets plenty of sunlight.