Saturday, May 18, 2019

Crocheted Plant Pot for Scallion Ends

I was running out of spots to plant my scallion ends, so last night while listening to podcasts, I grabbed a scrap ball of yarn and crocheted a pot for them.
This afternoon, I put some coffee grounds and tea from used tea bags in the bottom, filled it with dirt, and stuck in a few ends. I have another bunch in the kitchen, so I made sure to make the pot big enough for those ends, too. They usually start re-growing right away and then they can just be snipped off as needed. They'll keep on growing.

Here are some that I planted a while ago, growing and ready to be snipped:
I have these outside, but have also kept them growing indoors on the windowsill. I'll make another pot for garlic chives, which are lovely in salads, hummus, and other things. Just plant the cloves, pointy side up and soon the green shoots will appear.

Our veggie garden (in containers) is doing quite well after a few warm and sunny days earlier in the week and we've been eating lettuce, spinach, and radish shoots already. It's perpetual spinach, so the more leaves we pick, the better it continues to grow.
And now, I'm off to make a cuppa. Hope you're enjoying this day!

1 comment:

Vicki said...

Wow, I didn't know you could do that with scallion ends, I might give it a try. I love the pot you made for them. I want to start a veggie garden. My parents had one when I was a teenager but I've never tried it myself.