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16 Foods You Can Re-Grow from Kitchen Scraps

16 Foods You Can Re-Grow from Kitchen Scraps

Re-Grow Yourself from Kitchen Scraps

Imagine having an unlimited supply of your family’s favorite produce. Incidentally, produce is often one the most expensive items on most grocery lists so anything that you can cut down will help you to tremendously curb that grocery expense.

Various food can be regrown from the food you already have in your kitchen ! Woot! Way to reuse and recycle! I constantly have green onions and celery growing. (And potatoes/sweet potatoes but that just because they decided to do that in my pantry.

Apples 

Apples

You can plant seeds from any apples that you have spare to grow your own apple tree.  Just allow the seeds to dry out before you plant them. Note  – that you will need at least two apple trees in order for them to grow to there full potential.. Learn how to regrow apples HERE

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Planting tomato seeds from fresh tomatoes requires the same gardening method as planting tomato seeds from a package. After removing the tomato seeds, give the seeds a quick rinse to remove any tomato juice from the seed. Then plant as you would normally. Learn how to regrow Tomatoes HERE

Potatoes

Potatoes/Sweet Potatoes

When your potatoes start to grow eyes, cut them into 2-inch pieces that contain eyes. Let them sit out overnight so the exposed sections can dry out, and then plant them in soil about 4 inches deep, eyes facing up. Learn how to regrow Potatoes HERE

Green Onions

Green Onions

Green onions are one of the easiest food scrap to regrow. Just take the leftover green onion roots, drop them into a glass of water with enough water to cover the root, and move the onions around so the roots are pointing down.

Make sure you change the water out once every couple of days so they don’t get greasy. Learn how to regrow Green Onions HERE

Leeks

Leeks

Leeks same technique as green onions, see above 

Carrot Tops

How to Grow Carrot Tops

Carrot tops make pretty houseplants for a sunny window and their fern-like foliage is beautiful in an outdoor container garden. Eventually, white lacy flowers will bloom. Growing carrot tops from carrots takes no special equipment and results will be seen in a matter of days.  Learn how to regrow Carrot Tops HERE

Pineapple

Pineapple

If you’d like to learn how to grow a pineapple that will yield a sweet-tasting fruit, then you’ve come to the right place. This page is chock full of everything you need to know. Learn how to regrow Pineapple HERE 

Celery

Celery

Instead of throwing away the base of these leafy plants, put them in a bowl of shallow water for the leaves to regrow. Place the bowl in a location with ample sunlight and occasionally mist the leaves with water.

After a few days, roots and new leaves will appear and you can transplant your leafy veggie into soil. Learn how to regrow Celery HERE

Turnips

Turnips

Root plants, turnips grow well from clippings or leftover scraps. You just need to salvage the tops of the turnip and place in a container of water. You should notice new green tops growing in just a few days after you begin. Just allow the root to continue growing until it’s ready to be transplanted in the ground.

Avocado

Avocado

Did you know that if you plant those pits, you can actually grow your own avocado tree at home? Even though trees rooted like this rarely bear fruit without help (more on that in a little bit), it’s still a ton of fun to plant your own tree and watch it grow. Learn how to regrow Avocado HERE

Lentils

Lentils

First u need to rinse the lentils and pick out any bad looking seeds, discolored ones, or things that did NOT look like lentils . Then you soak the lentils overnight as that is what my sprouting book recommended. There are a few types of items you would NOT need to soak so just make sure you follow the directions for whatever you are sprouting. Read more  Learn how to regrow HERE

Pumpkin

Pumpkin

Next Halloween when you have finished carving your pumpkins just save all the seeds and plant them. Even if you prefer toasting your seeds for a yummy snack, you can save a couple for growing new pumpkins. Just spread the seeds out in a sunny area outdoors and cover with soil. You can also plant an entire pumpkin. Once you finish displaying that Jack-O-Lantern, just fill it with soil and plant the entire thing.

Ginger

growing-ginger

You can get started using store bought ginger root. And you can easily grow ginger in pots or tubs, so growing ginger indoors is a possibility in cooler climates.  Learn how to regrow Ginger HERE

Garlic

Garlic

You know when you buy a bulb of garlic and don’t use it quick enough and some of the cloves start to sprout? Guess what? You can plant that! And that one little clove could produce 10+ more cloves of garlic for you! Another secret? The cloves don’t have to even be sprouted to do it. Learn how to regrow Garlic HERE

Bok Choy

Bok Choy

Because Bok Choy is so similar to celery in shape and since we’d be pitching its base in the compost bin already, we figured we had nothing to lose by trying — and as you can see, we sure are glad we did!  Learn how to regrow Bok Choy HERE