Peas for free!
One of our readers (I’m really sorry I can’t remember who you are!) mentioned in a comment that she had planted some peas that were sprouting in her fridge.
I thought this was a marvellous idea and I’d never thought of it myself.
Lo and behold, a few days later I too had some peas that were sprouting in a pack in the fridge.
I have to admit to my shame that previously I would have thrown these away, but now, inspired by our lovely reader I popped them in a pot of soil.
I had nothing to lose right?
Well indeed not, and now, 4 weeks later I have a few shoots to show for my efforts!
I think I put about 8 peas in altogether; I’ve seen two pecked out by birds which I’ve pushed back down, but I have several healthy, looking plants.
Seeing as none of my peas had come up this year I’m thrilled to have saved the day at the 11th hour. Not only have I prevented food waste but I’m hopefully going to get an edible crop of something sans manmade packaging. What’s not to love?
How have you prevented food waste recently or enjoyed food for free?
Tags: food waste