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Foods that Regrow in Water

Foods that Regrow in Water

Foods that Regrow in Water
Foods that Regrow in Water

Did you know that you can regrow food in water without planting them outside in dirt? If you have two black thumbs, regrowing food scraps in water is a good choice, and it can help you save some money. It’s a great trick for those who buy organic vegetables, stretching your grocery budget just a bit further.

Why You Need to Regrow Food in Water

So, why do you want to regrow food? Here are a few of the top reasons to give it a try.

  • It’s Free

Since you already purchased the vegetable, all you need is a bit of water and a bowl. You can even use water from your shower or after boiling pasta, further saving a few pennies.

  • It Saves Money

When it comes to saving money, it’s often little several things put together to save money. Little things add up to big savings. You won’t get a lot of vegetable out of these scraps, but things add together. A few extra lettuce leaves create a side salad for dinner.

  • Stretches Organic Vegetables

Purchasing organic vegetables is expensive, so regrowing your food scraps help to make it just a bit more affordable. You get more organic vegetables for your money.

  • It’s Simple

All you have to do is put the plant in water and watch it grow. You really can’t get easier than that!

Foods that Regrow in Water
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How to Regrow Food in Water

Here are some general tips and guidelines to remember when you want to regrow food scraps.

  • You only need about ½” of water. Don’t use too much water otherwise, the food will get moldy or slimy – yum!
  • Check the water every 2-3 days to make sure there is enough water and that no pieces of veggie have fallen off. Floating lettuce or pieces of vegetables can cause the water to get slimy.
  • Match the size of the container to the size of the food you’re growing. For example, celery grows better in shallow bowls, and green onions do better with skinny glasses.
  • You can grow several of the same plants so long as you don’t overcrowd the container or area.

Food Scraps You Can Regrow in Water

  • Cabbage

Put the root end in a shallow bowl of water and the cabbage will regrow from the center. Harvest on the smaller side for the best flavor. Make sure you replace the water every few days and mist the leaves with water. You could also transplant the cabbage into a garden once the roots and new leaves appear.

Cabbage
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  • Bok Choy

Remove the bottom of the stalk and put it in a small bowl of water. New growth will start to grow from the center in 1-2 days, and major growth only takes a week. Cover the whole base with water, but make sure you don’t add more than ¼ inch above the base.

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