Looking for a cool indoor gardening activity to do this season? Find all you need right in your compost bin. Kitchen-scrap gardening isn't about growing a bumper crop, says gardening expert and author Melinda Myers
, but transforming inedible parts of potatoes, apples, celery, and other produce is a fun and low-cost way to understand how plants grow.
One of the best parts? You can do this year-round, even in fall and winter. Myers shared eight of her favorite plants to grow from kitchen scraps. Start with a bright, sunny window, add a well-drained gallon-sized container of slightly damp potting (not garden) soil, and water thoroughly after planting.