A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post on the amazing Southwest Salad by Chick fil A.
More often than not, I am guilty of tossing plastic take-out containers into the trash. Containers that could easily be used for something else end up sitting in a landfill somewhere, taking up room on this precious earth.

Chick fil A challenged all of the CFA Moms to do something different.
We were encouraged to upcycle these containers into anything we wanted. So, here’s how you can get your salad bowl to feed you again and again.

All you need is to take an afternoon visit to your local Chick-fil-A.

You’ll need a salad container and lid as well as a small fruit cup bowl. In the meantime, you’ll want to plant a seedling into a rooter plug, or some other type of hydroponics seedling plug. You’re also going to want some kind of grow media to hold everything in place.

Because Chick fil A is super generous, and more than likely to give you as many containers as you want, you’re looking at paying less than $20 to start your own mini garden.

Spray paint the clear lid, because allowing light into it will cause mold and mildew to grow. I put a little piece of tape on the lid though to create a little window.

Poke holes into the fruit cup to allow water to flow, and to prevent the roots from becoming too bunched. And, then-put it all together! Put about half a cup of water into the bottom of the salad bowl.

Until you see a root or two, you’re going to want to water this baby several times a day to prevent it from drying out, and to also encourage them to grow downward.

If you’re new to hydroponics, I encourage you to have a look through my own hydroponic garden to get some tips! Enjoy!

Until next time,

Savannah is a full-time mom of two, and can often be found outside on one of her various adventures. She enjoys carving her own path through natural and holistic living, as well as discovering ways to use food as medicine.