My friends, our family sometimes use veggies and herbs to regrow from kitchen scraps, espicially in winter! Besides, it’s a wonderful method to level-up vitamins in our bodies in a cheap and organic way.
With kitchen scraps, it’s possible to regrow vegetables, fruits, and various herbs. People can use roots, seeds, and even stems to cultivate greens.
Vegetables to Regrow From Scraps
The most popular veggies to regrow at home are:
- Green onion;
Carrots can’t be fully regrown. However, it’s possible to grow their tops. It’s the most nutritious part of the vegetable. The tops taste like parsley. All you need is to put the cut tops (2-3 cm) into the water and wait for 3-4 days placing it in a cool and dry place. Your window would be a wonderful choice.
Beets are regrown with the same method. After a few days in water, the tops will start growing. The greens can be used for nutritious salads. In addition, it’s possible to plant the tops into the soil for a productive harvest. However, it will be required to wait longer.
Celery allows growing sprouts. Cut the roots, the bottom, and place them into water. It will begin growing in a few days. After this, it’s also possible to plant the veggie into the soil. The same works with lettuce. As a result, fresh greens will appear after a few weeks.
Green onions are very useful for health and can be applied for salads and various dishes. When the green part is cut, place the roots into water. In 8 days, you will see good sprouts. Among all the veggies and herbs, which can be regrown, onions are the fastest and easiest. You can grow them around the year.
Surprisingly, the dry part of garlic helps regrow the bulbs. Put them into a jar with little water. When the shoots appear, it’s possible to use them for sauces or garnishes. For full garlic, plant it into the soil.
Fruits to Regrow
You can use not only veggies and herbs for regrowing. There’re many fruits, which can be regrown at home:
- Try to regrow a pineapple. Remove a top and few lower leaves and put this top in water. Let it crown in the water approximately 3 weeks.
- Avocados. Take the core and pierce it with 3-4 toothpicks. At the same time, take a jar with water and put the avocado core on it to let the water touch the very end. Water should be refreshed regularly. If the roots appear, you can plant avocado into the soil.
Best Herbs From Kitchen Scraps
So, following herbs can be regrown from cuttings:
As for me, it’s better to use 8-10 cm of stems with a few sets of leaves at the top. Put them into a glass of water.
What’s important, it should cover at least one set of leaves.
Moreover, place your herbs in a sunny place and change the water every day. Also, I love to regrow basil ang use it from time to time for my best pizza.
Easy Tips to Regrow Veggies & Herbs
In order to regrow veggetables and herbs, please, use a few recommendations:
- Don’t use veggies treated with growth retardants;
- Support the right conditions;
- Make sure, which part can be regrown;
- Know what to expect (not all plants can fully grow and not all of them will sprout).
And, finally, I’m believe you will do it very easy, like me!