Last winter about this time, in preparation for Friday Night Pizza, I was gathering up the green vegetables in the Farm Kitchen that Chef Josh had discarded to go into the compost when I noticed on the top, a bunch of green onions (scallions) that we had purchased from the store. He had used what he needed and cut off the root ends which were
still bound together with the rubber band. I could see that they were still alive! I took those out, set them aside and took the onion peels, outer leaves of the lettuce, carrot ends and cilantro roots to the compost bin. How could I discard something that was still alive!
The next day, I found a 1 gallon nursery pot, filled it with potting soil mixed with compost, took off the rubber band and planted and watered those
scalllions in the pot. The next week I could see they were growing, and soon we were harvesting the tops of these green onions for our Southwestern Pizza.
It was pretty simple and didn’t take much effort. In fact, they even survived with very little water in the summer, winter in an unheated greenhouse and are now growing on the patio, ready to be harvested again this week. And we thought the onion was only an ordinary vegetable crop.
Order the Southwestern Pizza and you will be enjoying local fresh grown greens, in winter, in Missouri! And did you notice the bright orange and yellow in the picture?
Yes, those are oranges and lemons growing on trees in our Patio Pavilion! Stop by and see them, but please don’t pick the oranges!