It’s so amazing to me, all the veggies to re-grow. I had been re-growing my celery for a long time. While researching info on a post for here I came across some very interesting information about re-growing veggies. So I decided to put my previously determined post on hold and do this one.
This is such good news in so many ways
Considering the savings on your grocery bill could be phenomenon. Not to mention the fun of picking your veggies from a pot that once was a veggie that you purchased from the store. It’s amazing to me. I don’t know how you feel about it, but I would love to hear your input on this whole re-growing thing. This is a wonderful project in the fact that kids can do this, and get them involved. They can plant them grow them and pick them for dinner. What a plus.
I kept my celery re-growing for a year. the only reason I started a new one was it started growing less and less. I didn’t go out and buy a new stalk of celery, I actually got the end of stalk from a friend of mine who doesn’t want to do the re-growing. I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t want to. It’s easy and darn right awesome if you ask me. So ask me, lol. Yes, It’s awesome.
The good thing about having friends who won’t do this is you get their bottoms to regrow yourself without having to buy a new one.
So, I surmised that it is always good to keep a skeptical friend or two for this reason. No, really, I have a lot of friends that think I am crazy but they haven’t experienced the fun and joy I do when I pick more and more from that bottom that I used to just discard as garbage. Now it’s feeding my family for a year.
The cost alone is tremendous. Consider that you buy a bunch of celery at least every two weeks. How much of it do you throw away? For me it was about one third, or what ever was left over from a dish I needed to prepare. The remaining celery was left in the fridge and went bad before I could use it. I would go out an buy another one to start the cycle again. I never used the whole bunch.
Now, I plan my meals by my abundance of my regrow. I figure I am saving a lot. Now you can only imagine how exited I am to add more veggies to my re-grow window.
List of foods that you can re-grow easily
- fresh purchased herbs
- bean sprouts
- bok choy
Fennel, lettuce , lemongrass, bok choy and celery are all done the same way.
Place the bottoms in a glass filled halfway up the plant. In a week you should see new growth coming up through the tops. Then plant in soil and keep watering as you would your own plants. Use a good size pot, I use large cans. You can keep them indoors or plant outside. I prefer to keep indoors in my windowsill or shelf by a window. That way you can cut them as you need them. I keep my celery in a large red tomato can. It’s unusual and looks good. Looks like I will need more now for this project.
Potatoes, garlic and green onions
Potatoes are regrown by cutting the eye of the potato, do about 10. You can use them off the potatoes you are peeling for dinner. Plant the eyes in rich loose soil, you will have potatoes to eat and enjoy in a few months
Green onions are regrown by taking the bottoms and planting in soil. Plant 5 or 6 in a circle in a can.. You will have onions in a few weeks. Wow. You can also do regular onions same way. Just put onion bottoms in dirt and you will have more onions before you know it
This can be regrown by taking the top that you chop off and placing in water till it roots. Be aware that this will turn into a very large plant over time. So if you have the room in your dining room for a large plant, go ahead and try this one. you will have your own pineapples.
These are very easy. You take a tablespoon of beans, your choice and place in a container filled with water to cover beans. Change the water everyday. After a few days you will notice sprouts. Keep changing the water everyday till your sprouts are as big as you want. Rinse, repeat. Simple and easy and cost saving.
This is done by taking the seed from the avocado, suspending it in water with toothpicks. When roots appear and a little sprout, plant in soil. I also read that you should cut the sprout down to half, probably to encourage branching. leave a few leafs on the sprout you cut. It should not get as tall as this one pictured before you cut it. This makes a tree so you need room for this. You will be able to pick your own avocados, How cool is that?
Tomatoes, and pumpkins
If you have time for a small garden, save your tomato seeds and dry them out. You can use these to plant outdoors. Start your seeds indoors in March. It is cost saving in the respect that you don’t have to buy seeds if you are planning on growing these.
Take a small piece of your root that you purchased from the store and place in soil. Soon you will see sprouting of leaves. Use these leaves to flavor teas and dishes. After a month or so, dig up the roots and start over. You will not have to buy ginger ever again. Another WOW
Very Important !!!!!!!
Always make sure your fruits and veggies that you are regrowing are organic or at least, not GMO produced. We are trying to stay away from GMO and furthermore, they will not regrow anyway. Monsanto has made sure of that. All GMO seeds are not reproductive because they have the pesticides in the seeds and are only good for one growing season. All the more reason to regrow your food. Organic food is very expensive so you only need to buy these once. YAY
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