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mikerutland

My family are all gardeners - me? Not so. Big boots to follow

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2020
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mikerutland

Having a go at “regrowing” some vegetables from the fruit and veg man in the town. Here we have a leek and a Pak choy. With the leek i left the bottom 3 inch or so, used the tops then put the bottoms into an old water bottle with the top cut off and inverted back into the bottle to create a little holder, placed a wad of kitchen paper and once damp set the leek onto this. Is sprouted roots after about 7 days and showed signs of the middle growing so i potted it up into compost and stuck it out

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mikerutland

With the Pak Choy i did the same as the leek, although it hasn’t been showing much signs of root growth the leaf growth is good so far, so gently potted it up and put out as well - note the stray radish seedling that got in with the Pak Choy!

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pelly

I'm going to have a go with celery this way 👍

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mikerutland

Yes - celery also works this way - i try and use the freshest part possible by cutting the stalks i wish to use, bagging up and putting in the fridge, then planting the root end. The longer i leave in the fridge the less successful i find the celery takes

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brightcolours

#leek #celery #gyo #thriftythursday

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ublaszko

I'm doing it with garlic, onion and spring onion. Rooted in water and then transfered to soil. I also planted some straight in a pot as I read you can skip the water phase and go straight to the next step. I actually planted two halves of cherry tomato directly in soil and the seeds germinated 10 days after 😊👍 I think it's a brilliant idea if you only have small space for gyo.

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