The Accidental Celery · Vegetables

Regrowing celery: bottom or heart?

I love my celery plant. From my earlier experiments, I already know that I can easily regrow celery using celery bottoms, which are often thrown away as kitchen scraps. However, there are some differences on my celery plant compared to the store-bought produce, namely slimmer stalks and overall leafier plant. I'm not sure if these issues can… Continue reading Regrowing celery: bottom or heart?

Bell Peppers · Vegetables

Bell Peppers, will you ever bloom?

There has been many instances throughout this balcony farming journey where I have felt incompetent, especially when facing dead plants, seeds that seem to never sprout, and seedlings that seem to never grow. But there are also pleasant surprises bringing irreplaceable joy, such as when certain plants unexpectedly thrive. Growing bell peppers was a it-might-not-work-but-I'm-going-to-try-anyways… Continue reading Bell Peppers, will you ever bloom?

Carrots · Vegetables

Because I can’t say no to carrots

While researching on growing edibles, many times the most ideal location for crops tend to be in ground (including raised beds) than containers and pots. So when coming across a vegetable where many (self-sufficient) farmers claim to be better/easier grown in containers, there seem to be no reason not to plant it. And that vegetable is carrots!… Continue reading Because I can’t say no to carrots

Daikon Radish Leaves · Vegetables

Bye bye daikon radish leaves

What to do when you are gifted a leftover Chinese white radish head + some green-brown leaves by your father-in-law, with hopes that you will be able to grow some white radish greens? Short answer: do not say no, find the excitement, and try regrowing it. Ha. -- The Vege Girl, March 26 Regrowing Chinese white… Continue reading Bye bye daikon radish leaves

Green Garlic · Vegetables

Green Garlic: Pulling out to find… garlic?

An update on green garlic is long overdue. They were planted in soil about a month ago on March 19th. Two of them were organic, while one was not. I was especially curious on how this might affect their growth rate, and if they will continue down the previous trend of organic outgrowing non-organic scraps. Regrowing food: Green… Continue reading Green Garlic: Pulling out to find… garlic?

The Accidental Celery · Vegetables

One-month update: The accidental celery

Quick recap: It all started on March 8th, with a yellowish, sad, not very alive-looking celery bottom. It was dried, it had been refrigerated, and I didn't have high-hopes (was bracing myself so I wouldn't feel bad) that it would regrow. But voila, it grew super well and was planted in soil on March 15th.… Continue reading One-month update: The accidental celery