Kitchen Scrap Gardening [4-H Activity]

girl with vegetables

Don’t toss it, plant it!

Kitchen scrap gardening is a fun way to grow new food with recycled food found right in your kitchen. You can grow vegetables from food scraps like celery, onions, romaine lettuce, potatoes, and more. All you need is a container and water. You don’t need soil, though some might be helpful.

Visit Kitchen Scrap Gardening on kidsgardening.org to learn how to get started. It’s all right there, in your kitchen. No need to go buy seeds!

 A few tips and thoughts:

  • If you don’t have potting soil, try some soil from your garden or lawn.
  • For containers, try recyling yogurt cups or plastic drink bottles cut in half.