I am always looking for new things to grow. These may not be exotic or alternative fruits and veggies, but rather, items I tend to overlook as homegrown options. We walk through the produce aisle with such abandon, picking up things as we go, and I began to ask myself the question: Could I grow this?
It all started with some coffee beans.
I like drinking coffee. And I thought- is it possible? Well, I did find some beans online and ordered 2 packs. Believe it or not, it takes 2.5 months to germinate, so what you're looking at doesn't look like much, but I will post as they grow. No. I don't expect to be able to supplement ALL of my coffee drinking habit, but maybe a cup or two of Jenny's Homegrown Arabica would be nice.
Then came the olive pits.
I don't have a shot of that handy. But, I planted 6 olive to see if I couldn't have a olive tree. We use a lot of olive oil. There will be several more steps to getting it to useful olive oil of course, but a great learning experience for me and the kiddos.
Then the Mandarin Orange tree.
Then the sweet potatoes.
And then, I just wanted to share a couple of more traditional things growing as well.
Purple and white potatoes
Have happy (rainy here) day!