20 Vegetables You Can Re-Grow From Scraps
Regrowing vegetables from kitchen scraps is a sustainable and cost-effective way to reduce waste and enjoy a fresh supply of produce. Here are 20 vegetables you can regrow from scraps:
Lettuce: Save the bottom (root end) of a lettuce head and place it in water. New leaves will sprout in a few days.
Celery: Cut the bottom off a celery bunch and place it in water. Once it sprouts roots, transplant it into soil.
Green Onions: Save the white roots with a bit of green, place them in water, and watch them regrow. Change the water regularly.
Leeks: Similar to green onions, you can regrow leeks from the white root section in water.
Scallions: Place the white roots with a bit of green in water and allow them to regrow.
Garlic Greens: Plant a single garlic clove in soil, and it will produce garlic greens with a milder flavor than mature garlic bulbs.
Bok Choy: Save the base of bok choy, place it in water, and watch new leaves grow.
Cilantro: Place cilantro stems with roots in water and transplant them into soil once they grow roots.
Carrot Greens: Place the top portion of a carrot (the green part) in water, and it will grow new greens.
Fennel: Save the fennel base (the white part), place it in water, and transplant it into soil once it roots.
Sweet Potatoes: Cut a sweet potato in half, submerge it partially in water using toothpicks, and let it sprout. Then plant it in soil.
Ginger: Plant a piece of ginger with buds in soil, and it will grow into a ginger plant.
Potatoes: Cut a potato into sections with at least one eye (bud) per section, let them dry, and plant them in soil.
Onion Bulbs: Plant whole or partial onion bulbs in soil, and they will grow into new onion plants.
Peppers: Save the seeds from bell peppers or chili peppers, dry them, and plant them in soil.
Tomatoes: Save tomato seeds, let them dry, and plant them in soil to grow new tomato plants.
Lemongrass: Place a lemongrass stalk with the root end in water, and it will develop roots. Transplant it into soil.
Eggplant: Save eggplant seeds, let them dry, and plant them in soil to grow new eggplant plants.
Pineapple: Plant the top part (crown) of a pineapple in soil, and it will grow into a new pineapple plant.
Romaine Lettuce Hearts: Save the bottom portion of romaine lettuce hearts, place them in water, and watch them regrow.
When regrowing vegetables from scraps, it’s important to provide proper care, including adequate sunlight, water, and suitable soil conditions. While not all scraps will produce full-sized vegetables, regrowing them can be a fun and sustainable gardening project.