The pictures here show the stages of growing butternut squash seeds I pulled from a regular grocery store squash just recently. I saved just 12 seeds and started them in an egg carton in the kitchen just to see what might grow.

11 out of the 12 seeds sprouted and grew, which is a really good success rate! CONTACT Eugene Garden Design to learn the details – like which growing medium and seed starting nutrient I used for germinating these – and talk with me about starting a garden in your home from what you can grow from kitchen scraps just like this!

Butternut squash babies freshly transplanted by Eugene Garden Design
Here are the butternut squash babies freshly moved from their egg carton starter into small intermediate pots. After another week inside, they can move out to the garden.
Butternut squash starts ready for transplanting by Eugene Garden Design
Here are the butternut squash starts ready for transplanting out of their egg carton starter into intermediary pots.
Butternut squash starts stages by Eugene Garden Design
Butternut squash starts growing on the kitchen window sill, nearly ready to move up into pots.
Butternut squash starts stages by Eugene Garden Design
An earlier day of the butternut squash starts growing on my kitchen windowsill.
Butternut squash grown from kitchen scraps by Eugene Garden Design
An early day snap of the butternut squash just starting to emerge from the growing medium in their egg carton nursery. At this early stage, I wasn't sure how many would sprout and grow - patience was required.

Growing vegetables from kitchen scraps can be easy!

Many fruits and vegetables bought in the grocery store can be regrown, or their seeds sprouted and grown, with just a little know-how, effort and patience. If you want to learn more about this, CONTACT Eugene Garden Design.

Blurry Garden Leaves by Eugene Garden Design