Topic: How to turn kitchen garbage into a garden.
General Purpose: Broke? Good alternative to buying some veggies. Central idea: Show the class how to plant kitchen garbage to create more food and house plants. Introduction: Have you ever started cooking and realized you were missing some ingredients. Or maybe your like me and being a college student sometimes leaves you broke and you don't want to spend the money. What if I told you there was a way to get some of those ingredients for free or almost for free. Today, I’d like to talk to you about how you can turn some of your ordinary kitchen scraps into new fresh food that you can use or even just turn into a free houseplant. Many of us don't give much thought to some of the food scraps that we throw away but several of these so called scraps can actually be re-used. I am going to briefly go through three different categories of re-usable scraps and show you how you can regrow your own as well. Body –
1. (Transition 1) This first category I like to call the leafy veggies. These types of vegetables like to grow from the center out. You can plant these and as the plant grows you can just pull off from the outside and the plant will continue to grow. As you harvest the plant you may want to re-pot it and bury it a little deeper a. These types of plants consist of Celery, Bok Choi, Romaine Lettuce, butter crunch lettuce. b. Steps for planting your leafy veggies. (show image of veggies new and with growth) I. Cut the stalks off as you normally would, and place the root end in a shallow bowl of water – enough to cover the roots but not the top of your cutting. II. Place it in a sunny window position, occasionally spraying your cutting with water to keep the top moist. You will start to see roots and new leaves appear. III. Let it grow like this for about a week then move it to a pot with soil. You want to bury everything up to where the new...
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