Fruits and Veggies you can regrow from scraps

We all want to be able to have fresh fruit and vegetable at our disposal when preparing a delicious meal. The truth is you can have your veggies and eat them too! There are a number of plants that can be re-grown easily.

Fennel, Scallions, Onions and Leeks can be re-grown if using the white root end. Put it into a glass jar and pour a bit of water over it. Keep it in a well lit area (like the kitchen window) and soon enough you will be able to notice the green leaves sprouting. When it’s of a decent size, cut it away and use in your dishes. Freshen up the water supply and your vegetable is ready to grow again.

Cabbage, Celery, Romaine Lettuce and Bok Choi also grow from the white root end. Cut it and put into a bowl with some water, place in direct sunlight and after a couple of days new leaves will sprout. If you plant in dirt, or potting soil, water it excessively during the first week.

Lemongrass should go into a jar with little water, root end immersed, then transfer to a pot when it begins to grow again. Ready to be harvested when the stalks have one foot height.

Potatoes are maybe the easiest of the foods to re-grow at home. If a potato has ‘eyes’ it will yield more potatoes. Cut the potato into pieces 2 inches square. Each piece must have an eye. Place it in a dry area and after a couple of days plant them 8″ deep in a high-nutrient soil, with the eye facing up. Mound extra soil when the plant begins to grow, just as normal.

Ginger is also very easy to regrow. The part you are interested in is the thick knobby bit, known as the rhizome. Put a piece in some potted soil with the buds facing up in a moist and warm setting, although not in direct sunlight. When the new roots rise up and the plant is fully grown, just repeat.

Garlic A single clove of a piece of garlic is enough to use in order to re-grow the entire vegetable. Plant with the root end downward in direct sunlight. Pruning the shoots will force the plant to make a big bulb. The important thing to remember is that – like in the case of ginger – you can re-grow it again and again without buying a new one anytime soon.

Onions shouldn’t be thrown away but re-grown, mostly because they do classify among the easiest vegetables to sprout `from their ashes`. What you need to do is cut off the root end but ensuring half an inch of onion is on the roots. Plant this in dirt in your garden in a well lit area and keep watering. Not for cold weather areas.

Sweet Potatoes can be re-grown by planting a part of it under a thin layer of soil in a sunny spot in your garden. When 4 inches tall, remove the shoots and re-plant them a foot apart. They should be ready in four months.

Carrot Tops and around an inch of carrot should be held in place with toothpicks on a water-filled glass. Filtered sunlight will make the roots sprout in a couple of days.

Mushrooms, although hard to re-grow, are not impossible! Fill a pot with a mix of soil and compost. Pace the stalk with the head removed in the mix. Leave the top unburied. In a few days you will know if the base has re-grown a new mushroom.

Thanks to Goods Home Design for this.