The Art of Regrowing Your Veggies

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All this information I am finding about Re-Growing your veggies are astoundingsurprise looks cat

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

  • onions
  • garlic
  • fennel
  • avocado
  • cherry
  • fresh purchased herbs
  • pineapple
  • ginger
  • pumpkins
  • tomatoes
  • lettuce
  • lemongrass
  • potatoes
  • bean sprouts
  • celery
  • bok choy

Fennel, lettuce , lemongrass,  bok choy and celery are all done the same way.

Cut the bottoms off where the root was. I am using my celery picture as an idea.celery one

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

Garlic is regrown by placing a clove of garlic in soil and growing.garlic clove

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 itregrow onionspotato eye

Pineapple

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.pineapple

Bean sprouts

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.bean sprouts

Avocado

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?regrowing avocado

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.

Cherries

Want a cherry tree? Save the pits and wash them. Dry them in a cool spot for several weeks. Plant in soil till it sprouts and grow outside in a sunny place. WOW. I didn’t know this.cherry seed

Ginger

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 WOWginger

Herbs

If you buy fresh herbs from the grocer or farmer, you can regrow these too. Just take one of the sprigs and place in water till it roots, then plant in a pot.fresh herbs rooting

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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Kitty

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12 thoughts on “The Art of Regrowing Your Veggies”

  1. wow. i still can’t get enough of this regrowing vegetable stuff. i’m gonna give it a go and definitely get the kids involved. it’l be a great learning experience for them too.
    your right. i’ve spoken to a few people and they think i’m absolutely bonkers. I hope i can prove them wrong very soon.

    1. Hello Adam, So great to see you again. The re-growing is lots of fun. Like I said in my article, my celery lasted about 9 mos. It was crazy. within days of replanting your ends of your veggies you will see new growth coming through. It’s fast too. Make sure you follow the directions. I screwed up my first celery one by leaving it in water too long. Your friends will be amazed. Mine sure were. I never have to buy so many vegetables. The lettuce is also a crazy one. I pick salads from my windowsill all winter long. Bok Choy also is a good one. The green onions are amazing. I am planning my winter tomatoes now, I will post about the success. I hope you will stop by and let me know about your success…You can prove your friends wrong…I did

  2. Hi Kitty,

    Very nice article, I really enjoyed reading it!
    I used to do the same with all my plants in the garden, but did not tried with fruits and vegetable. I love the idea especially if it’s organic. My children, husband and I eat only organic food. We by it in the market really close to our house. Now I am going to try this, like you said , it will save a lot of money! and it’s interesting:)

    Thank you for this awesome blog

    1. Hi Daniella, Thanks for stopping by. I am so excited that you are going to try it. I hope you will stop back by and try some of the other fun projects I have. It’s so rewarding to grow your own herbs. The taste is divine and you know there are no pesticides on your food because you grew it. You will notice the difference in your grocery bill for sure.

      I hope to see you again soon

  3. Oh my god this is amazing.. I had no idea you could do this. I just yelled down to my mom and of course she said “Hold on” Lol. She is growing tomatoes right now, but I will have to tell her about this.. I want to try it!!!!

    I am definitely going to try the pineapple, cherry, onion, and potato one. This could really be a lifesaver!!
    So for the potato, the picture is a little fuzzy. Are you just slicing where an eye is (or where eyes are) and then planting that entire piece into the ground?? The eyes are the little nub things that you pick out right?

    Anywho,

    Thank you so much for this resource. What a wonderful thing you’re doing..

    -Stu

    1. Stu, I am such a fan of Regrowing now. I regrow everything that has a root on the bottom. I am doing Bok Choy right now. So far so good. Pineapple is a great one, also Cherry. I have some great pits I saved from my last buy. The Cherries were so sweet. They are Bing. I am starting them soon. Hope to have a Cherry Tree soon. As far as the potatoes are, let the potato or potatoes sit until they start sprouting just a little. Then cut the sprout and plant it. The little red ones are what I am doing now. You can get an amazing crop of potatoes by planting them in the ground. I hope you will become a fan of regrowing. It will save you lots of money. Also Kale, which is so good for you. It keeps growing. I have had much success with it. Lettuce is also a good one. Green Onions will give you an amazing crop. I hope you stop back and see me. There is tons of information on this site. Thanks so much for stopping by…..

  4. This is such an awesome post! I have heard of regrowing veggies but never knew how easy it is to actually do. Considering I just got back grocery shopping and I felt the pain at the register for my hefty fresh produce purchase, this could definitely be something I see myself doing!!

    1. You would be amazed Alex at how much money you save. Once you plant the re grows, there isn’t much upkeep, just water. I have saved tons of money. You will too. I hope you try it. Thanks so much for stopping by,

  5. Interesting concept, I have never thought about regrowing before. I have tons of plants growing in my garden that I just would keep buying more, but I am going to have to try regrowing more of these now! What would you say is your favorite veggie to regrow? I would say herbs would probably be my favorite as I use those in pretty much everything I cook!

    1. Mark. My favorite re grow is celery. It grows so fast. They normally last about 6 to 8 months. Just think how much money you will be saving doing it this way. And It is also fun. Herbs are another matter, I grow as many as I can fit in my windows. All year long I have fresh herbs. I grow Basil and Cilantro all winter along with Chives. The ones I grow outside, I dry. I always have so much I give away tons of herbs. Also, try growing some lavender and peppermint in a tiny spot in your garden. Lavender is very soothing, It can be used for many things. Check out my post Herbs for Beginners. It explains alot about herbs. Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you again……

  6. Hi Kitty

    When I was on the farm I planted half a hectare of land with vegetables. I also did not use any fertilizer because I ploughed the cattle dung into the soil. I planted sweetcorn, pumpkin, baby carrots and a lot of beetroot.

    I did not need to buy any food as I have grown it myself and it was also organic.

    1. viljoen Thank You so much for stopping by. It must have been awesome to grow your own. I bet you saved tons of money and your food was chemical free. I am glad I got a healthy start in life eating home grown and homemade food. I think it makes a difference. Am I the only one, or did you eat the greens off your beets too? It tasted like spinach but had a reddish juice to the water when I cooked them. My friend in Tennessee raises Jack N Jinny horses and planted acres and acres of beets. I would go over to his place and pick bagfuls of the greens and cook them for dinner. Yum. I even froze them. I can’t find them anywhere in the store. only on a bunch of beets but that’s not enough to make any greens. I see collard greens in the can but never beet greens. Just wondering. I would love to know someone who plants beets now. I would go crazy eating them. So my question is, did you eat the greens off the beets?

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